Where we go from here

Electoral politics is dead, though its corpse will continue to be paraded about for a considerable time. It will not be revived for a very long time, for a live Republic requires a virtuous elite, and creating a virtuous elite is a project that requires a virtuous King, and a few generations.

I hoped and prayed that Trump would retain power – either as president, or as leader of the resistance, and I lost several bets that he would. Also my investments were to some extent premised on him retaining power.

On the other hand, I have also been making preparation for a more complete disappearance, and so far, it looks like that may not be needed for a while.

I have for decades predicted war, democide, or genocide around 2026 or so, and have never shifted in that prediction. On the whole, things seem to be moving as expected, at about the rate expected. Trump retaining power might have eventually caused me to change that prediction, but a lot more would have had to happen following him retaining power for me to change that prediction. It took Augustus Caesar a decade or so after becoming dictator to sort things out in Rome, and he had death squads and an army at his back. Had Trump successfully performed the coup or started the civil war that I expected, it would have been only the small beginning of what is needed to reverse the decline.

When a holiness spiral goes this far, it takes a lot to stop it. And the further it goes, the more it takes. And even after it is stopped, you still have a big problem, as Sulla had a big problem, and Augustus Caesar continued to have big problems, because you have a degenerate elite, as Russia had after communism collapsed.

I am not necessarily predicting armed conflict in 2026 or so to be the end of our troubles – it could well be the beginning of the end of our troubles, but it could be the beginning of even greater unpleasantness to come, the start of a long dark age for the white race, which is likely to be a long dark age for all races.

Trump is delusionally attempting to appease his enemies. He should be running away. A Trump restoration could only happen after the pattern of the Rwandan genocide, when the exiles returned to conquer a grotesquely dysfunctional and murderous government. And, on January the sixth, Trump revealed himself as not the man for that. He could still become the man for that, but every time he opens his mouth, this looks less and less likely.

In the near future, we can expect the deep state to struggle with the radical left for power. (The Republican party will lose all relevance) Everyone, including the radical left expects the deep state to win and restore normality, but this is normalcy bias. The establishment left lacks cohesion, so each member of the establishment left will try to make his own deal with the radical left at the expense of the rest of the establishment left.

We are now in a situation paralleling the overthrow of Czar and the overthrow of King Louis the sixteenth. The deep state expected to continue governing Russia and France, without the inconvenience of a King bothering them, but was soon in for a big surprise.

Everyone in the deep state thinks that with the democratically elected president out of the way, they will be running the country, but there are far too many of them, they are all going to cut a deal with the radical left, and they are all going to find themselves with the short end of the stick in their deals.

Eventually the leftism spiral will be ended by a Napoleon or a Stalin. If we are lucky a Cromwell. Then leftism will slowly empty out for lack of new applecarts to knock over. At which point an alternative religion will gain mass traction. And that new religion will need to ready itself for eventually becoming the state religion, as progressivism is now the state religion.

The time for electoral politics is over, and the time for an alternative mass religion is not yet. It will likely take quite some time before our enemies have finished destroying each other, so what do we do in preparation for our enemies to destroy each other?

We preserve the truth of Gnon in preparation for the day where it is possible to compete with the state religion, which will become possible only after it empties out of genuine zeal and faith, which is not going to happen until a Stalin restrains it from knocking over any more applecarts, or all applecarts are utterly destroyed.

The time for an advocacy movement is not yet. We are an analysis movement – Trumpism was an advocacy movement, and I had high hopes, but it was crushed, and anything slightly resembling it will be crushed harder.

The time for advocacy will be when leftism empties out, which is not going to happen with applecarts falling over everywhere.

Our key issue is patriarchy, and each of us should promote it at the individual level, by being alpha in our interactions with women, and by telling our women that this is God’s will, and by approving or disapproving of individual associates according to whether their conduct undermines or supports their family and our own.

Some time ago I was at a party, and my host had failed his wife’s shit test, and was angry and despondent. I said “Why don’t you just tell her to do it your way”, to which he despondently replied that it was over and settled. “It is done”. He is blue pilled, and I doubt a lecture on Game, Game Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, and Evolutionary Psychology would have gone down well, even had I been sober enough to give it, and he sober enough to understand it, which we probably were not. So I just said “A man should be King under his own roof”, and moved on, letting the matter drop. A few minutes thereafter, he passed the shit test with flying colors, his wife eager to please. Perhaps it was that I simply simply rejected the false and evil morality that was poisoning his will and this gave him the strength to do what was right. The left pretends that everyone agrees with their anger and lies, and people believe it, believe that everyone agrees, because no public doubt is permitted, but if one man does what is right, good, and true, and will say to his friends that it is right, good, and true, people that are hurting from the conflict between leftism and reality can feel it in their hearts.

The state has so many evil laws, that it is generally unable to enforce them against those who live according to the will of Gnon, and are confident in the righteousness of so doing.

Leftism is getting brittle, because the ever greater gap between leftist doctrine and people’s lived experience is hurting people. But the child who cries the that emperor has no clothes is not going to cause leftism to fall over as long as fresh applecarts remain for leftism to knock over. It is not public advocacy time yet.

We also need to address the namefag problem and the destruction of the market economy using cryptographic means. Bitcoin was huge step in the direction of fixing the market economy, making possible transactions that are increasingly obstructed by laws and regulation.

There were many attempts on cypherpunks to address the increasing dysfunction of money and accounting. They failed until Satoshi created bitcoin. Digital gold failed because the government simply seized the backing. Bitcoin was successful, but it is a prototype that is prematurely being used as the final system.

We need to build the technology for a semi underground market economy and name system. Satoshi’s blockchain, namecoin’s blockchain, and the Jitsi name system are prototypes for what is needed.

Nothing that matters has changed in social technology, with the big and important exception of double entry accounting and corporate form that it made possible.

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

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

We preserver reality, truth, and respect for Gnon, and attempt to preserve the market economy underground.

We are in an environment that is not only hostile to the vast majority of men having sex, and hostile to all men having children, but also hostile to the market economy. Vox Day’s corporate cancer is devouring the market economy. Corporations are being repurposed from producing value to producing holiness.

We are now using white designed but East Asian built cpus, because corporate cancer has devoured our fabs, and are likely to soon be using Chinese designed CPUs. People are starting to use the Exynos SoC, which is a Samsung design built in a Samsung fab for a Samsung built and designed CPU, and the Media Tec chips, which are designed and built in Taiwan. If I was building a home security system today, it would be running on Taiwanese designed and built CPUs and SoCs.

White people lost the fabs to corporate cancer, and are starting to lose the software, chip design and chip architecture. To resist this trend while the very holy progressives are still in charge of the state religion, we need separation of information and state – which is part of the same program as the faith of Gnon, for the faith of Gnon requires us to protect the truth from a state and state religion that is hostile to truth.

While our ultimate goal is a state and state religion that enforces truth and truthfulness, as Charles the Second’s men at arms protected the Royal Society from Puritan attempts to forcibly deplatform them, for the duration our goal is agorist, to build social media platforms, economic platforms and market platforms that are not state controlled, as the Royal Society existed underground during puritan rule as the Invisible College. Agorism has no answer to large scale organized violence, and neither did the Invisible College, but after the Restoration, the Invisible College became the state sponsored Royal Society.

I may be blogging less for a while, because I am working on the design document of a very large project, and a very small foundation stone of actual software for that project.

1,152 Responses to “Where we go from here”

  1. Friendly Fedposter says:

    [*deleted for government sponsored misinformation*]

  2. Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

    @pdimov

    >But if they already could do everything they wanted, they wouldn’t be pushing for this law.

    The figleaves are necessary for the sake of the baizuo’s self-esteem.

    Everyone who is anyone can sense, if not consciously, then at least on a visceral, limbic level, which way the winds of power blow, which most will instinctively fall in line with.

    But even such an execrable creature as the baizuo will still feel humiliated if it acknowledges that the only reason it is going along with something is because of the force of power itself – most especially to itself.

    A figleaf allows him to rationalize his capitulation to deerhorses backed by power, as his own ‘voluntary’ decisions ‘independently’ arrived at through the power of his own ‘reason’. It *must* have the rationalization, however fantastically transparent it may be, or else, so often, the cognitive dissonance can no longer be staved off from collapsing.

    As a general rule, subversions need to be ‘met half way’ to be most successfully gotten away with. There can be contingent incentives in going along with the lies in of themselves, of course; but not every mark can be counted on going along with the lie, not every mark can be counted on to go along with the same energy. Thus the figleaf, the excuse that allows flunkies, functionaries, and other useful idiots necessary to keep the wheels on the con rolling, to do what the power wants them to do anyways.

    And thus also, why the ultimate *abandonment* of figleaves represent a crucial turning point in the death-cycle of kakistocracies. Why exploding figleaves and simply obliging conscious acknowledgement of the underlying dynamics at play, can be such powerful operations of rhetoric.

    • pdimov says:

      Right.

      The interesting thing is that both the bai and the zuo are hypocritical. Power in western countries pretends to be powerless because rule of law, human rights and democracy, and the left pretends to be powerless because resistons.

      The combined amount of hypocrisy is too much even for the whyte man, so something is going to give.

    • Ace says:

      The figleaves are necessary for the sake of the baizuo’s self-esteem.

      Everyone who is anyone can sense, if not consciously, then at least on a visceral, limbic level, which way the winds of power blow, which most will instinctively fall in line with.

      But even such an execrable creature as the baizuo will still feel humiliated if it acknowledges that the only reason it is going along with something is because of the force of power itself – most especially to itself.

      A figleaf allows him to rationalize his capitulation to deerhorses backed by power, as his own ‘voluntary’ decisions ‘independently’ arrived at through the power of his own ‘reason’. It *must* have the rationalization, however fantastically transparent it may be, or else, so often, the cognitive dissonance can no longer be staved off from collapsing.

      Holyshit…. No wonder I’ve been pissing people off my entire life. I find the fig leaves annoying and I point them out for being lies. People would typically have 3 reactions: Pretend I didn’t say anything, agree but tell me to be quiet, and intentionally miss understanding what I said. Along with those reactions has always come a bit of anger and shame.

      • The Cominator says:

        As a sperg I’m the same way, I learned to mock the figleaves instead in school (back before leftism decided humor was the enemy and that laughing in non approved ways was evidence of thoughtcrime and such) rather than take them on directly but otherwise in the same boat.

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      >as his own ‘voluntary’ decisions ‘independently’ arrived at through the power of his own ‘reason’

      To elaborate on this point a little further, he wants to be able to say it is done because, either this, or that it is done because he holds fealty to who is asking, or that it is done because he is being well compensated for it in other ways. (An obvious mapping presents itself.)

      Since a major point of liberalism in the first place is to dissolve all bonds of honor and loyalty between men in general, and your neighborivals in particular (since such things afford the possibility of more potent organizations, which infidels instigating such would not be able to compete with or subside in), that one is not an option for the rationalizations. As for the latter, though the *desire* for appropriating (other’s) capital for oneself is a frequently deployed attractor in progroid rhetoric, very few actually do reap desserts in such manner, and very many are in fact targets and collateral damage of such enmiseration in the first place, so that is not really an option either.

      Thus leaving the former more or less alone as a pretext for power – and also again an expression of how ‘the modern state’ is typified by it’s domination by a fallen priestly caste.

  3. Pooch says:

    Looks like Trump directed his lawyers to cuck out. Nothing about fraud just gay constitutional process.

    • Ace says:

      It’s just as likely the lawyers refused to argue that line. The threats from the left for anyone arguing such things is quite overwhelming and lawyers by nature are cowards and shits.

      • Pooch says:

        Yes exactly right.

        • The Cominator says:

          It seems non leftists lawyers especially so… Giuliani (I don’t blame him for what happened at all, nor is muh hair running a good explanation) seems almost the only exception…

          • Pooch says:

            After reading that Bynes article, it sounds like Guilani convinced Trump to cuck out the Flynn’s military option. In hindsight, I don’t know if Rudy served him well as his number 2 man when it’s all said and done.

            • Pooch says:

              Cuck out of*

            • The Cominator says:

              Not sure you can trust any one article even if they think they know…

              And from what I’ve read of Flynn’s military option it probably wasn’t the best way either.

              The very 1st thing you wanted to do if you planned to actively involve the military (rather than just hold them back) is to use specops to eliminate the potential other heads of state.

              These kinds of things are not done in a nice legal political way, the law in these kind of things is rule 303…

              Trump’s best option would have been holding back the military plus careful direction of his mob and paramilitaries. But he failed to even hold back the military…

              • Pooch says:

                Rudy went on TV after then and criticized Sidney Powell and Flynn after that meeting which was telling.

                Flynn’s option was a detailed plan authorizing the use of force. Rudy’s plan was to continue arguing in the rigged court system to try to get someone to hear the evidence.

                It’s fairly obvious which plan suffered from normalcy bias and which one did not.

                • Pooch says:

                  It’s possible though that Trump knew the military leadership (Flynn wanted to use the National Guard I believe) was going to disobey his orders as commander in chief under any circumstance, in which case it’s really moot because the Flynn option was never an option at all. I guess we’ll never know how serious Trump was at exploring that option.

                • Prince Charming says:

                  The Flynn/Powell plan, as relayed by Byrne, was an unworkably complex coup, where the plotters inexplicably pretended it was going to work out because of an Executive Order that Trump wrote himself two years prior, when it still looked like written laws and pseudo-laws may still matter in 2020.

                  They were, allegedly, going to have the National Guard do a recount of paper ballots. That’s a coup-complete multi-day operation involving thousands of people, which relies on literacy, discipline, and political reliability of the least elite and most Democrat part of the armed forces.

                  Some judge in Hawaii would immediately order the guardsmen to stand down. It would be shut down quicker than any of the travel ban orders, the ones that had a much more clearcut constitutional legitimacy behind them.

                  But what was the unworkable plan supposed to achieve?

                  On day 3 of the illegal coup-complete recount, 6,000,000 white vans with 6,000,000 newly found ballots each would appear at the recount places, Biden would have been declared a winner, and the National Guard would go home, where they will be promptly arraigned for participating in a coup.

                • jim says:

                  Trump has no end of people who fail to hear what some judge in hawaii is saying, as was repeatedly demonstrated during the deportations issue.

                  Plus, had he gone ahead with the Flynn plan, all available Hawaiian judges would hide under their beds.

                  Judges do not give orders that they suspect that men with guns might ignore.

                • Pooch says:

                  Soldiers take orders from their commanding officer not some judge. It was only unworkable to the point that Trump’s orders as commander in chief wouldn’t be followed.

          • Pooch says:

            But yeah he seemed like one of the few to openly fight the fraud.

  4. Pooch says:

    Newton CTY, MO declares gun laws null, authorizes Sheriff to arrest federal agents.

    https://sanctuarycounties.com/2021/02/05/newton-cty-mo-declares-gun-laws-null-authorizes-sheriff-to-arrest-federal-agents/

    Genocide is not going to work when the local sheriff directs the police to arrest feds. This where a nice and purged military would be needed to back them up.

    • jim says:

      If we retain some states, this provides a leadership for civil war. Genocide is becoming a significant possibility. Not likely, I think, but a possibility that we need to prepare for. I had expected to lose all political leadership in all states, but this is not yet entirely happening.

      The war in the Vendee began when the political leadership of Paris, having cleaned out the farms near Paris, started going further afield to get food. I don’t expect a similar food crisis, but expect disarmament in blue states to be followed by unpleasant events, increasing resistance to disarmament in red states, in which case civil war may well ensue as they attempt to disarm red states. But if they neutralize all political leadership everywhere, which is on the cards, resistance may well be impractical.

      The peasants in the Vendee created political leadership around churches and congregations. We lack any similar institutions.

      Recall that Paul Revere had the church bells rung to announce that the British were coming to take their guns. We have a shortage of church bells.

      • Ace says:

        I had expected to lose all political leadership in all states, but this is not yet entirely happening.

        It’s likely that they are waiting on the military purge. Someone at the last minute realized that the actual warriors were not on their side. Hence the need to purge them first.

  5. Jerking Off says:

    Why are you always speaking of the year 2026? Did you derive this year from some occult source?

    • jim says:

      It was just a wild assed guess I made decades ago, observing the way the wind blew, and things seem to be developing roughly on schedule, so I see no reason to adjust it.

      I saw Communism in Russia about to fall, a few years in advance, and then it fell roughly on schedule. This led me to look at what was happening in America. I looked around America, and I saw, not the trends that prefigured the fall of communism, which was what I was hoping to see, but the trends that prefigured World War I and the Russian Revolution.

      • Ace says:

        If I recall correctly, you said between 2020 and 2030 originally and settled on 2026 as a medium point, which continues to be on track.

        I wasn’t a big believer in the idea until Obama purged the US military officer core without a peep from Moldbug’s so called Red Empire. Before that point, any civil war would have been short and very bloody for the left. Now… it’s really starting to feel a lot like Russia in the teens but with a leftwing that’s both Marxist and Nationalist Socialist, with whites playing the role of the Jews.

        • Pooch says:

          I wonder if the fight of the Republican Party has anything to do with the timeline. There is a revolt coming from the state GOPs who still are openly pro-Trump. Although we are close, I don’t think we have officially transitioned to the One Party Total State yet until it is illegal for a pro-Trump candidate to hold office. There are certain states that electoral politics still lives.

          • The Cominator says:

            The GOP voters are pro Trump, but I thought the state legislatures would consider their own interest and nominate Trump electors… they did not.

            The GOP is to weak to fight anything, no electoral politics is basically dead… though some governors will restrain the worst aspects of it for a while.

            • Pooch says:

              GOPe still held the leadership roles in all those state legislatures it seems.

              Surprsingly, State and County GOPs are moving to censure establishment Republicans all over the country, including the leadership chair of the Michigan state legislature. It’s a tiny white pill and maybe an indication the cucks will be thrown out of the state legislatures and local governments. What this ultimately means at a high level for the country I don’t know.

          • The Cominator says:

            Not Tom (I think it was him) though he doesn’t post here anymore had a good comment about this…

            He said the GOP was sort of structured as a grift, that promotion within the party hierarchy was basically rated according to your ability to fundraise. So the people running it are basically top grifters… not people you can go to war with at all.

            • Pooch says:

              Yes they all need to be thrown out. There are indications they are going to be thrown out. Wyoming State and County GOPs are seething at Liz Cheney. She’s not going to win no matter how much money she raises.

            • Pooch says:

              Especially if any of the Trumps go to campaign against her. Don Jr already said he’s going. The only thing that would save her is fraud.

              https://www.foxnews.com/politics/liz-cheney-donald-trump-jr-wyoming-primary

              • Ace says:

                Fraud and Dems voting for her. I don’t think she’ll be removed at the ballot box.

                • Pooch says:

                  It will be a good test. There’s no sheboon fraud machines in the state. If the regime is able to rig elections in Wyoming than they can rig elections truly anywhere and electoral politics is thoroughly dead.

                • Ace says:

                  There’s nothing to test. It already happened in Alaska in 2010:

                  https://thenewamerican.com/lisa-murkowski-mounts-write-in-campaign/

                  Massive fraud and Dems voting for her. The GOP machine will do the rigging themselves. The GOP rigs elections too there just less likely to get away with in areas that wouldn’t have already gone massively for republicans.

                • Pooch says:

                  Interesting. Fraud was defeated in Florida though by DeSantis. They stopped the ballot trucks. So it can be done. The key is stopping it in real time with force if need be. Once it’s commited, it’s too late. I’m not convinced Liz Cheney has that in a thoroughly red state like Wyoming especially with state and county GOPs now openly hostile to her.

                • The Cominator says:

                  “Interesting. Fraud was defeated in Florida though by DeSantis.”

                  Enough of it to keep the state for Trump but probably not ALL of the fraud… Trump won Florida by 3%. I estimate Trump’s popularity (given that he was favored in my experience among unusual groups like young unowned women and a good amount of black men, and nearly all the Florida hispanics) edge was probably much higher than that though I have heard Orlando and some parts of Florida were pure Orange Man bad.

                • Pooch says:

                  Yeah I’m sure some fraud still got through. Plenty of actual shitlib voters in SE Florida though.

                • The Cominator says:

                  I think the biggest fraud operation in Florida this time around was probably in Tampa, it just wasn’t enough to flip the state.

                  DeSantis was on top of the usual fraud operation in Broward and it was utterly shut down, Tampa has a real bulldyke piece of work mayor who for instance just threatened to identify and prosecute maskless niggerball fans at the niggerbowl and there was some unusual activity in Tampa… but they couldn’t continue it into the night all votes in Florida must be counted by midnight.

                  This despite the facts that all localities are under an order that they can take no action to enforce mask mandates (private property owners can and federal facilities can).

                • The Cominator says:

                  My post was disjointed because I expanded on the fraud…

                  The last paragraph is solely in reference to how crazy the government in Tampa apparently is (but is held back by the state) that the mayor is threatening to prosecute maskless niggerball fans based on camera identifications…

                  Despite the fact there is a state order preventing localities from taking any enforcement actions in regards to mask mandates.

                • Pooch says:

                  Utterly insane if LE actually follows through with that.

          • Ace says:

            >Although we are close, I don’t think we have officially transitioned to the One Party Total State yet until it is illegal for a pro-Trump candidate to hold office. There are certain states that electoral politics still lives.

            Here’s my guess of how things will proceed politically:
            The elites are desperately trying restore normality which means they don’t purge the GOP overtly. They’re hoping this show trial in the Senate will help in this return to normality. Once it doesn’t they’ll go after pro-Trump candidates probably with trumped up charges by the FBI. After normality doesn’t return, they’ll decide the GOP has been tainted and destroy the party utterly in 2022. Once that fails to restore normality, Trump and his top supporters will be on the literal chopping block. All this is assuming another more leftwing faction doesn’t overthrow the government which seems increasingly likely to happen in the coming years.

            It’s only been 3 weeks since the Biden/Harris Junta was installed. The acceleration is only beginning.

            A big inflection point will be gun registration followed by compensation. There’s going to be a lot of grass roots resistance to it which will have a strong possibility of attracting elite support and thus actual civil war.

            • Ace says:

              *confiscation

            • Pooch says:

              There’s going to be a lot of grass roots resistance to it which will have a strong possibility of attracting elite support and thus actual civil war.

              That’s a good timeline although I am seeing that grass roots resistance already in the state and local GOPs right now. They see the gun confiscation bill on the table. I guess we will see if any sort of momentum can come from that.

              • Ace says:

                I’m talking about resistance as in ATF agents end up big pile by the side of the road after trying raid someone. Fed raids are run on the idea that they won’t be hit from behind while attacking someone’s home.

                Note I’m not encouraging this, it’s simply the sort of thing that’s likely to happen when people are faced with the reality that letting them take the guns away will result in genocide a few years later. Peasants revolts don’t work, but allowing yourself to be disarmed is likely to result in you being murdered anyways, so a decent percentage of the population will choose to fight now and die rather than not fight and die later.

                The kulak’s made the mistake of letting themselves be disarmed but once it was clear how the winds were blowing they slaughtered their own flocks and destroyed their own farms because if they were going to die, they were going to try and take out as many of the commies as they could. I rather doubt people in Rural red areas have any doubts about what the Left and the American government intended to do to them.

                Talk talk style resistance in an age of hard power isn’t terrible useful, and I’m not finding the the sort of local talk talk style revolts against the system encouraging, because it’s all been tried before. What would have been encouraging is the Arizona Senate doing something about Maricopa county ignoring vote audit orders. Instead they just voted to do nothing about it.

  6. Ace says:

    Looks like Elon’s pumping bitcoin to the moon. Good time to buy in, or should I wait to see if the government attacks it? The climate change monkeys are out in full force attacking crypto now.

    • jim says:

      Bitcoin is hitting its scaling limit hard, but the lightning network has had a few patches, that should ease the scaling pressure a bit. So bitcoin is likely to rise further.

      But its scaling limit looks like three and half transactions per second. Visa is thousands of transactions per second.

      Blockdag can to around six thousand transactions per second on an ordinary good home internet connection, though you would need a lot more than an ordinary home disk system – An eight disk raid six system of eight terabyte drives could do it.

      • Gedeon says:

        [*deleted for gross ignorance*]

        • jim says:

          Moving ownership of gold without moving the gold is the problem right now with gold, and always was the big problem with gold.

          A very very big problem, always was a very big problem. Getting bigger as elites become less trustworthy and their time horizons contract.

          This is the problem that crypto currency solves.

          • Karl says:

            Indeed.

            The problem is not limited to gold. It also affects shares and other securities. Usually people do not hold secutities directly. They merely have an account at a bank or some other financial instituation which is supposed to hold the shares, bonds or whatever. So people usually have only a claim to these securities.

            Maybe the bank has these securities, maybe it will be able to buy them as needed, maybe not. The situation is not that different from a claim against a bank to have some gold delivered.

            • jim says:

              Which problem bit a whole lot of people in the Gamestop drama.

              What happened was that Gamestop intended to raise more money by diluting its shares. So a bunch of wealthy and powerful scammers decided to dilute it advance – the massive short sales were a scam against the company and its shareholders.

    • Pooch says:

      300k upside

  7. Mike says:

    Continuing in a sense the discussion with R7 on the state of the US military, here is a former US Army officer laying out his view of their situation in September 2020 (before the great Biden purge it is undergoing now).

    “The State Of The US Military w/ American Ostrakon”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puV903yTfTo

    Bonus video (which I actually watched, have not gotten through the other one yet). The same two discuss the recent TIME article where the elites chortle about how they “fortified” the election. This video was really entertaining.

    “The Media Takes A Victory Lap w/ American Ostrakon”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGuI6Q9PbUg&list=LL&index=1&t=1123s

    • Theshadowedknight says:

      That matches up pretty well with my estimation of the military. Of course after the purge it will look different, but he has the general gist of it. He was probably a pretty good officer. Maybe a little more formal than I would prefer, but I’m a murderer and assassin at heart, and the pageantry of the military doesn’t do much for me. Ultimately I think his point that if the military has to save the US the US doesn’t really exist anymore is a good one.

  8. […] Electoral politics is dead, though its corpse will continue to be paraded about for a considerable time. It will not be revived for a very long time, for a live Republic requires a virtuous elite, and creating a virtuous elite is a project that requires a virtuous King, and a few generations. […]

  9. f6187 says:

    The saga of Thomas Cochrane, “Craziest Sea Captain in History” Guerilla warfare at sea, replete with literal false-flags and other devious tactics. On the one hand “Never mind maneuvers, always go at them”; on the other hand, maneuvers. Respect authority when possible, become authority when necessary. They should teach history like this in school, in dramatic newsreel fashion. Boys and girls would appreciate it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU-kFUJoJEU

  10. The Ducking Man says:

    It’s almost 1 year anniversary since my government announce lockdown. I live in company’s plantation area so lockdown imposed by company is even worse than in city. I feel like living in prequel of 1984.

    Seeing plantation every single day without nothing else to do or any vacation for whole year is driving me insane. And not to mention suffering created by this lockdown.

    My wife had very terrible child bearing (eventually we had to do operation) because we are only allowed doctor visit on 3rd month and 8th month pregnancy. At 8th month everything is already too late “there is something wrong with the pregnancy, but it’s too late to do anything by now”.

    It’s driving me insane the bosses can go on vacations, eat out on city restaurant, posting it on facebook, go back without quarantine, and then put on innocent faces.

    Buying necessities in city has become luxury that I have to be VERY grateful about it.

    For everyone here, I’ve lived the dystopia myself. It makes lose appreciation of life. Oppose the lockdown while you still can, this bulshit has run for too long.

    Sorry Jim, I’m ranting here, I need to vent this is out my system.

    • Pooch says:

      Are you in India?

      • I think probably not. There’s been gradual relaxation of lockdown here since July-August 2020. Now it’s almost back to normal in most parts. Still physical distancing norms and mask wearing remain in place on paper but compliance is noticeably decreasing by the day.

        Most state governments here appear keen to restore normalcy.

      • The Ducking Man says:

        No, I live in SE Asia with Palm Oil.

        • Pooch says:

          Sorry to hear that. Why would they make lockdown so strict in non-US hegemony?

          • The Ducking Man says:

            Short answer is money. long answer is government mandates 2 weeks cancelling operation if there is “case resurgence”. This can mean massive layoff or bonus for the year gone.

            For other plantation you might be fine, but for palm oil can be very devastating. Palm Oil never rest, they need to be nurtured and harvested like a clock, 2 weeks late means the crop is already rotten and unusable. The planation is very big and cannot be harvested in 1 day.

            Operation team usually need 4 months to recover from 5 days Lebaran holiday, imagine what happens with 2 weeks no operation.

            Frankly speaking it does not matter who is direct control of who, when globohomo MSM has reached the very fabric of reality. With tried formula of “record breaking case”, “we have reached 1 million case, is it the end?”.

            Everyone freakout, the doctors freakout (after what happened to my wife, I have zero trust to doctor), the social media freakout, and government finally freakout.

            Speaking against the corona deadliness is punishable by jail time (1 celebrity actually went to jail), it has become holiness spiral on it’s own that I don’t see any Stalin or Cromwell to put the doctor association and MSM into jail for starting the mass hysteria.

            • Karl says:

              Did the doctor association start the mass hysteria where you live? It sure didn’t in Germany and I’m not aware of any place it did.

            • Karl says:

              Did the doctor association start the mass hysteria where you live? It sure didn’t in Germany and I’m not aware of any place it did.

              • The Ducking Man says:

                Let’s just say I live in 4th populous country in the world.

                It was the doctor association IDI who started this whole hysteria. I can list out sins they have committed so far:

                1. Doxxing the health minister in March 2020 for he said “it’s just a flu, it will heal itself” (literally what he said).
                2. Doxxing and putting a celebrity to jail for basically saying “you are over-reacting, we don’t need PCR test for every mother on childbirth”. He was sentenced 1 year jail time.
                3. The committee member appear regularly on MSM channel propagating WHO fearmongering of rona (despite lacking expertise in virology).
                4. Early on they promoted deadly ventilator, only very recently hospital start noticing that it’s bad advice and choose oxygen mask instead.

                Seeing high profile doctors showering in money makes me convinced that pharmacy is just business for them same way politician thinks promise is just business.

                • Karl says:

                  Doxxing a health minister? What do you mean? “Doxxing” is the Internet-based practice of researching and publicly broadcasting private or identifying information (especially personally identifying information) about an individual or organization. I assume that it was public information from the beginning who the health minister is.

                • European Mutt says:

                  How many “true believers” are there where you live? I would imagine most are only complying because they don’t want their livelihood destroyed but are there also snitches and Karens who do it for the sake of their own perverse satisfaction? Like they do in the west?

              • European Mutt says:

                Maybe Lukashenko was right about the IMF going around and offering poor countries aid if they implemented lockdown measures. He’s a bit of an idiot/loose cannon but it’s not implausible on its face.

  11. C4ssidy says:

    In Russia, even physical drug dealers now use Bitcoin and TOR. The chemist or grower buries a large stash in the forest. Diggers take from the stash and bury somewhere in the city. The buying/selling is done using Bitcoin and encryption, and even the chain of command rarely has to physically meet. People normally get caught just by being noticed digging up a delivery

    It’s still heavily censored in their media since discussion of the process is considered a form of promotion. But they are clearly having a hard time cracking down on this. Their response is mainly just to increase the penalties for possession of small amounts

    But it feels like the cat is out of the bag at this point. Even if they banned all official exchanges, I predict that druggies would continue to use a form of crypto, and use then use that to trade in-person for cash, gold , or furniture, or anything. The drug addict is always going to need his fix

    And the slow strangulation of crypto is, similar to evolution, going to allow them to evolve decentralised systems which would have been unlikely to come up otherwise

    I also sometimes even wonder how willing foreign governments are to block crypto, considering their potential around sanctions. Seeing tourists tapping cards/phones to buy an ice cream in places where MasterCard/visa are banned would seem like an enjoyable victory over the west

    • jim says:

      This process will be great facilitated when the lightning network makes instant and truly private transaction broad available. You will be able to pay on the street in a brief meeting.

  12. […] A comment I wrote on Jim’s blog, in response to a debate on whether a son is required by Dharma to absolute obedience of his father’s commands, which I think is worth publishing as its own entry (edited for clarity): […]

  13. @Suones,

    I absolutely disagree that absolute obedience of father by son is commanded by Hindu Dharma. On the other hand, the story of HIranyakashipu and Prahalad clearly shows that a son has no duty to follow his father to hell and indeed it is adharmic if a son does so. Prahalada clearly disobeyed his father by refusing to acknowledge him as greater than Lord Vishnu himself. So clearly there are limits.

    Also in Ramayana, Lord Rama honoured his father Dasaratha, who was a dharmic soul and who had given a rash boon to his wife Kaikeyi and Rama sought to honour his father by keeping the promise. If the promise had entailed the destruction of Ayodhya or the Solar dynasty, Lord Rama would never have fulfilled such a promise, but rather found a way to save his father’s honour and at the same time disobey him. The fact is, Dasaratha’s boon to Kaikeyi was not adharmic, in the sense that the decision to anoint Bharatha as the crown prince was not adharmic or destructive and in fact Lord Rama considered his brothers to be a part of Himself. In fact, such a drama was ordained by the Lord himself, to freely pursue and destroy the adharmic Ravana.

    I take the postion that if your father commands you to do adharma and which would result in bad karma towards your ancestors, family or clan, you have a duty not to obey him and in fact oppose him if attempts such destruction. If a father commands his son not to have any children or even convert to another religion, that is a grave sin against your ancestors, because the continuance of your lineage is a duty to your ancestors and breaking that by either not having children or converting to a different religion directly affects your ancestors who are, in fact, as per Hindu belief reborn as your own descendants. In fact, I would argue that such a family with such an adharmic father might be bearing the curse of the ancestors. In that case, the best duty that a son can perform is to honour his father, but not obey him and in fact, take steps to lead his father back to dharma. That is the best duty and the only duty.

    A drunk father cannot command the absolute obedience of his son, but dharma commands that any father should be honoured by his son and a son’s duty is to protect his father from his own adharma, even by force if necessary.

    • suones says:

      Discussion of dharma and adharma at your blog: https://dharmicreality.wordpress.com/2021/02/07/dharmic-duty-of-a-son-to-his-father/comment-page-1/#comment-52

      I would like to see a reactionary Christian perspective here from some learned person(s).

      • Snowdensjacket says:

        [*deleted*]

        • jim says:

          All your posts on religion and morality are deleted, or paused, until you reveal what your religion is.

          Give us the short affirmation.

          You keep posting from the frame that you are a Christian, and the rest of us are insufficiently Christian, and I am not going to allow that frame from someone who does not sound like a Christian and is unable to take the affirmation.

          Suones has told us at length what his religion is (old type Hindu) and has a blog that describes his position at length. He is openly hostile to Christianity, but is a friendly and well behaved adversary who speaks truth as he sees it. His people were on the losing end of a military war with old type Christians, and are now suffering cultural domination by new post Christian “Christians”, so a certain amount of aggravation is entirely understandable and forgivable. His posts on religion and morality are enlightening and informative. Yours are not.

          Your purported position is internally inconsistent, decorated with shibboleths you do not quite get correct.

          • Snowdensjacket says:

            I do get them correct. You don’t understand what the correct form is.

            My religion? I follow Gnon. Raised Baptist, convert to the LDS, where I attend. I would tell you an LDS meme, but you would fail to understand. Joseph Smith is my families prophet, after the prophecy of, well, me. The Christ is our Lord and our Savior, may we be saved.

            Judge me by my fruits.

            Hence my eternal sorrow, that with all my sins, I still can not turn one man, not even one man. Not even one.

            Tried to convert women, only found they wanted to follow; me.

            I very much did enjoy our old banter before the interet was ruined over at Rollos. And yes, with all my gifts, I use them, the linguist, me? Nothing. I made no patriarchs.I failed. My sons though, may I live long enough! I’m an old father.

            I’m not a good man and will surely burn in hell, more. May my children not.

            • jim says:

              Well, I don’t have test to detect genuine LDS, because genuine LDS is not Christian (though a lot more Christian than today’s progressive so called Christianity), the short affirmation is irrelevant. But you do sound plausibly LDS.

              I am now allowing through your comments on faith and morality.

              I will still suppress your comments on crypto currency and game. Yes, proof of work sucks and I have said so frequently, but I am not going to have people telling me that it sucks who do not understand why Satoshi went with proof of work.

        • jim says:

          Deleted because you criticized Christianity without identifying yourself as LDS.

          • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

            A pretty neat trick innit?

            ‘This sucks, how can i shitpost about Christian sounding things without being called out on not being Christian?’

            ‘Wait, i know, call myself a (((messianic hebrew))) or ”’mormon”’ instead!’

            • jim says:

              Yes, smells mighty funny.

              And the interesting thing is that someone who smells funny on Christianity smells funny on no end of other things as well.

              These guys want to post on the relationship between men and women when they are full of shit, and want to post on cryptocurrency when they plainly know nothing about it except the orthodox line.

              • Snowdensjacket says:

                [*deleted*]

                • jim says:

                  deleted because I am not interested in discussing crypto currency with people who know nothing about it.

                  I am eager to chat about crypto currency with people who know the difference between a prime group and a nonprime group, know why we should be using Schnorr signatures over a prime group, or at least understand Byzantine faults, Byzantine defection, immutable append only data structures, and Byzantine fault tolerant consensus.

                  I will cheerfully hand out investment advice to people who don’t know any of that, but understand why crypto currency has value. (Money is indeed a bubble, but it is a bubble that does not burst.)

                • Cloudswrest says:

                  ” (Money is indeed a bubble, but it is a bubble that does not burst.)”

                  You’re channeling Moldbug here! I.e. is “Bubble Theory of Money”. He’s not wrong.

    • Joe says:

      @suones

      I would like to see a reactionary Christian perspective here from some learned person(s).

      I do not claim to be learned. Here is a story and my personal interpretation of it.

      The Israelite king Saul refused God’s commandment to utterly destroy everything of the Amalekites. This lost him favor in the eyes of God. Then, after David killed the Philistine Goliath, Saul persecuted David and tried to kill him. David refused to kill Saul when he had a chance to.

      Saul’s son Jonathan tried to stop his father in his folly but was not successful. In a later battle with the Philistines, Saul and every one of his sons except one was killed, along with a good portion of the Israelite army. David became king of Israel having never once betrayed his king.

      In my opinion, Jonathan should have used all possible means, including force, to correct his father. Even an action that might have led to Jonathan’s own death would have been reasonable. Jonathan ended up dying anyway but if his death saved more of his brothers then it would have been worth it. The king also might have stopped when continuing would require that he kill his own son.

      See 1 Samuel verses 15-31 for the full story.

      @Dharmicreality

      In that case, the best duty that a son can perform is to honour his father, but not obey him and in fact, take steps to lead his father back to dharma.

      The commandment to honor one’s parents is unconditional. The commandment to obey them is not.

  14. Ace says:

    How is Gnon pronounced?

    • jim says:

      Good question. I pronounce it an almost, but not quite, silent G. Sounds like “non”, but my mouth and tongue move a little differently. There is something at the start of the “non”, though it is not quite a G. My tongue flicks to the roof of my mouth, whereas with “non”, it merely flicks to the gums of my front teeth. Bigger tongue movement involving more of the tongue.

      When speaking to women, or in mixed company, just say “God”. Women have no genuine interest in abstractions.

  15. Cementmixer says:

    What kind of phone would be safest or should I say least dangerous to use, regarding brand / model / ROM etc?

    Guidance in this regard or general advice in smartphone OPSEC would be appreciated

    • jim says:

      All smartphones are insecure, one less one does something extraordinary and inconvenient, like running an android emulation on a regular computer. Use smartphones only for an innocuous identity.

      • Ace says:

        Does that go for encrypted chatting apps as well, like Telegraph or Signal? I mean I’m not going to plan a revolution via a chat app, but communication with people I know and trust seems necessary for survival.

        • Pooch says:

          Good rule of thumb is to communicate with the assumption that everything You write could be seen by someone if they really wanted to.

        • Pooch says:

          If you really need secure comms best to do what real criminals do and get burner phones.

          • Ace says:

            It always surprises me how easy it to get burner phones in the US, but then again, pretty much every black criminal in the country would be in jail if the government outlawed them and enforced it.

        • jim says:

          Signal is good.

          Chatting on Signal is fine. Hail the star prophet.

          Whatsapp groups are still end to end encrypted, but the metadata is shared with facebook, and thus with hordes of your enemies.

          Telegram works just as well as Signal if everyone always selects end to end encryption. Which not everyone will, and even if you do, other people are going to leak stuff, and the metadata identifies who they are leaking about. And that some stuff on Telegram is encrypted and some stuff is not is a red flag that encourages interest in the encrypted groups, and interest in the unencrypted communications of people who are chatting in a group that has lot of encryption.

          • jim says:

            Huawei phones running EMUI 11 with the dual space P30 emulator should in theory be safe, so long as you using apps that are not running in the Google compatible emulated space. You will doubtless be spied on by the Chinese, but not the Americans (except when running apps in the dual space, where you will probably be spied on by both. The emulated phone has no gps, unless you fake a GPS – which faked GPS is apt to show you remarkably immobile.)

            • The Cominator says:

              In the US I think Huawei anything is banned (which is why until it got to 20/she i had a lot of inseego stock), the Chinese can’t bribe big enough to make the American glow in the darks want to give their surveillance up

      • jsd says:

        What danger would someone who had used their phone and other unsecure methods for shitposting, browsing sites like this, etc be in? Would they be on a list? To what extent have glowies been tracking this? When would the hammer come down?

        • Pooch says:

          They are only just starting to go after the big shit posters (see Ricky Vaughn). It’s going to be some time until they get around to the little guys (they need to get their Domestic Terrorist enabling act through Congress first), but I would start cleaning up any public shitposts that can be linked to your real identity in any way which may require nuking some of your accounts if necessary.

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          Anyone’s real biggest security risk is bad habits.

          Eg, posting material that doxes yourself, or posting material in one identity that connects to another identity, which identity contains material that links to another identity, which identity contains material that links to your personal identity, and so on like that, which people can do regardless of how ‘leaky’ or how ‘secure’ the communication medium they use is.

        • pdimov says:

          >To what extent have glowies been tracking this?

          Fullest possible. You can bet they have everything in triplicate. But they still launder it through plausible channels (mostly out of habit) such as “independent investigative journalists” so maintaining some superficial degree of secrecy still helps. For now.

          >When would the hammer come down?

          Soon. See e.g.

          https://reason.com/2021/02/02/see-something-say-something-online-act-punishes-big-tech-for-not-snitching/

          “The legislation says any interactive computer service provider—that means social media giants, small blogs, podcast hosting services, app stores, consumer review platforms, independent political forums, crowdfunding and Patreon-style sites, dating apps, newsletter services, and much more—will lose Section 230 protections if they fail to report any known user activity that might be deemed “suspicious.”

          “Suspicious” content is defined as any post, private message, comment, tag, transaction, or “any other user-generated content or transmission” that government officials later determine “commits, facilitates, incites, promotes, or otherwise assists the commission of a major crime.” Major crimes are defined as anything involving violence, domestic, or international terrorism, or a “serious drug offense.”

          For each suspicious post, services must submit a Suspicious Transmission Activity Report (STAR) within 30 days, providing the user’s name, location, and other identifying information, as well as any relevant metadata.

          Those submitting the user surveillance reports would henceforth be barred from talking about or even acknowledging the existence of them. STARs would also be exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.”

          • Ace says:

            @pdimov

            So they’d basically just be legalizing the system that already exists. The biggest effect of that bill would be the offshoring of pretty much every even mildly destining service. Russian server farms are going to be making bank.

            This is going to work the same way it worked in the Soviet Union: If you come to their attention, they’ll find something to charge you with. If not, cops will be burred under an avalanche of crap that they can’t possibly process and cops by nature are lazy.

            The real danger is the NSA database being handed over leftists looking for apple carts to be knocked over. But I think long before we get there leftist will be roaming around just stealing from anyone who has nice stuff. Why would Sheniqa go to all the trouble of using a database when you can drive down to a nice house rob and murder the people who live there? If they White/Asian, Hispanic, they’re obviously guilty.

            • jim says:

              There are, or recently used to be, some mighty smart people in the NSA.

              But Shaniqua is taking over.

              If the bitcoin lightning network is fixed (and some things have been improved lately) bitcoin is going to topple the world financial system, or make a good start on doing so, and most of our enemies will not understand what is happening, even though bitcoin and the bitcoin lightning network are alarmingly vulnerable to state action. That state action, however would have to be a lot more subtle and sophisticated than the bitcoin doomsters are able to understand.

              • I just searched for the term “Shaniqua” and I wonder if the term “Shaniqua” originated from the stage name of this WWE black female wrester? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Miles

                • Ace says:

                  Pretty unlikely. Black wrestlers are not popular and female wrestlers even less so. I doubt anyone remembers her.

                  Shaniqua is one of those many black names that are spelled/misspelled 30 different ways by niggers with IQs lower than goldfish. Anyone who’s dealt with such a fat black negresses instantly knows what a Shaniqua is. It’s sort of hard to explain unless you experienced coming into contact with one. I’m sure 4chan coined the phrase and it stuck immediately because everyone who’s ever run into a Shaniqua instantly knows it.

                • suones says:

                  “Top 60 ghetto black names” was part of a funny series of $ethnic memes in YouTube’s early days. I couldn’t find the original video, but this seems a re-up or copy from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP3jfOkj4IA

                  Also hilarious: Top 60 Jewish Ghetto names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktmlU1l_jys

                  and Top 45 Indian names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBCi7oDb-Kk

                  All are from ~2009 except the original ghetto black video.

            • pdimov says:

              The NSA database is already accessible to pretty much everyone, but it’s still inadmissible in court unless some antiquated procedures are followed. I suppose the end result of this will be that they’ll just claim to have received a STAR now.

              • Ace says:

                That’s my point, they’re already using the NSA database for everything and have been for years now. This bill is just to legalize what they’re already doing. That the tips don’t fall under FOI requests gives them cart blanch to manufacture them whenever they need them.

              • Prince Charming says:

                Have people forgot about Parallel Construction?

                The FBI routinely manufacture false witnesses, ostensibly to protect true witnesses, have done since time immemorial. When the NSA came in town with the goodies, they started manufacturing false witnesses with the excuse that while the evidence is not allowed in court, it is too good to pass upon.

                • pdimov says:

                  We haven’t. With some practice you could see the parallel constructions in the news articles. A practice dating back to at least “local psychic calls police, tells them she saw this and that.”

                  But if they already could do everything they wanted, they wouldn’t be pushing for this law.

                  And that’s only half of it. The other half is that anyone with a blog that allows comments would be liable.

                • RedBible says:

                  I think pdimov may have just hit one of the main points of this on the head with “The other half is that anyone with a blog that allows comments would be liable.”

                  This would defacto turn every blog into having to adhere to the same rules and controls as social media, which is to say, everything we are saying here would now be unspeakable on the internet. And why? because if you fail to “bend the knee” to removing “Trumpist style terrorism” from you blog, it will cost you everything.

                  If they can make trumpism count as terrorism, then all wrong think will count as terrorism.

          • Pooch says:

            Interesting. Leftists use social media to plan crimes all the time, I’m guessing they’ll be exempt.

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      I never use my phone for anything except passive browsing and personal contacts, so the question is more or less a moot point as far as i am concerned.

  16. Anonymous 2 says:

    The purge of the armed forces begin under the leadership of historical defense secretary Lloyd Austin.

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told top Pentagon leaders Wednesday that he will direct a military-wide stand down to address extremism within the ranks [specifically including ‘white supremacism’], according to his top spokesman.

    Austin wants all military units to take an operational pause to discuss extremism as he works to grasp the full scope of the issue and better address the longstanding problem, John Kirby, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman, told reporters Wednesday. The pauses are expected to occur within the next 60 days, but Austin has yet to determine how the stand downs are to be completed, Kirby said. …

    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/defense-secretary-will-order-military-wide-stand-down-to-address-extremism-1.660899

  17. Starman says:

    Can you do me a favor, Jim?

    Can you delete all my comments (if you’re wondering why, blame Baby Boomers who are unable to understand that sending their Driver’s License photocopies to Parler is a stupid idea. Curtis Yarvin is right to call these people “bum rebels”).

    • jim says:

      You have a lot of comments, and those comments have a lot of replies. I will get onto it if you insist, but would rather not.

      What is the problem? Starman is your real life name?

      • Pooch says:

        The biggest vulnerability I see is the ips. Jim if you get raided, we are all kinda fucked if they get the ip data.

        • Pooch says:

          And emails

          • Prince Charming says:

            Great opsec, guys. Now the Shaniquas at the NSA really won’t be able to find out who you are. Gravatar uses unsalted MD5 hashes of the e-mail as IDs, so I pray you boomer faggots don’t use e-mails that can be linked to your other identities.

            • jim says:

              These days everyone tries to make sure that their domain name and email name is not to connected to their real life name.

              I was recently giving away *@jim.com addresses, and if anyone wants an *.reaction.la address, they can have one

              • Prince Charming says:

                Bragging rights made a lot of sense in the time before the Capitol sightseeing trip, but with the currently begun denazification campaign, how is forwarding sendpizza at reaction dot la -> director at fbi dot gov not painting a big juicy target on your back?

                And if you are compromised, which keeping in mind the history of WordPress security advisories equates to if you are targeted by some rando hacker. It’s best to assume that everything one does on this website is publi, especially if it’s stored in the database long-term.

            • pdimov says:

              NSA is not the attacker in a realistic threat model; they already have all the data. The concern is more about (1) journalists of the sort described in
              https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-journalistic-tattletale-and-censorship,
              (2) people who know you, (3) people (private actors, not three letter agencies) who can hack Jim and retrieve the DB.

              • jim says:

                The DB is regularly purged of IPs, but it is not purged of emails. I assume that everyone is using an email that is fake or disconnected from their vulnerable identity.

                If you have been using emails connected to an identity that can be attacked, let me know and I will purge it when I fix Starman’s comments.

                It makes my life easier if you always use the same fake email. When you change your fake email, your identicon changes, I have to white list you, and your comment will not appear until whitelisted or greylisted.

                • The Cominator says:

                  I’m pretty sure everyone knows I’m a right wing nut anyway because I’ve never really hid it but if you want you can erase all records of my email and I’ll use the (not accurate) one here from now on…

                • The Cominator says:

                  Check moderation…

                  I’m using my normal email now once you respond jim I’ll switch over to the other “email” of mine.

                • jim says:

                  OK, will purge that email soon.

                • Pooch says:

                  I’m using a fake email now but I might have used a non-fake email years ago when I first start posting. I also used the name “Poochman”. Would appreciate if you removed all emails for those accounts.

                • Pooch says:

                  Thanks Jim.

                • The OC says:

                  “The DB is regularly purged of IPs, but it is not purged of emails. I assume that everyone is using an email that is fake or disconnected from their vulnerable identity.

                  “If you have been using emails connected to an identity that can be attacked, let me know and I will purge it when I fix Starman’s comments.”

                  Might be a good idea to purge all emails more than ~3 years old. People were less paranoid in the past.

                • Mr.P says:

                  Another idea …

                  If a given username is associated with two or more email addresses, db-update all email address values to match the most-recently used email address.

                • The Cominator says:

                  The update of such should not be automatic. Part of the reason Jim requires email is to make sure posters are who they say they are.

                • Mr.P says:

                  Yes.

                  I imagined the update as a one-time “purge,” not automatic going forward.

              • Prince Charming says:

                If you give me a list of e-mails and a list of terrorist websites that use Gravatar for comment avatars, it is trivial to check if any comment on those websites was submitted using any of those e-mails, and to provide a nice printout of the comments. I can do it in an afternoon, for about $1 per website in AWS credits.

                The strength of NSA is that they already have the full-intake data, they already have a nice point-and-click interface to your personal file, and they have procedures for sharing somewhat degraded version of that data and of that interface, often with people and organisations you would not think could possibly have access.

                They most definitely do not have your written signed confession, unless you give it to them. Poasting thoughtcrimes under a known alias amounts to just that. Do not give it to them.

                • jim says:

                  Not all aliases are known.

                  I know a little bit about the limitations of NSA surveillance.

                  What they could potentially do is immense. What they actually manage to pull off is startlingly less.

                  99% of what they have is the result of mail hosts sharing data with them, and people backing up their stuff to the cloud in the clear. They are so overwhelmed with the low hanging fruit, that they are not routinely going after the high hanging fruit.

                  They were the super duper super smart guys. Now they are more like the DMV.

                • pdimov says:

                  As I said, the threat I see, in practical terms, would be your coworker tipping off a journalist “person X posts on blog dot jim under the alias Y and on blog dot somewhere else under the alias Z”. No e-mails are needed here, just a cross check of the comments for similarity. A matching gravatar would help and there’s no need to even reverse-engineer an e-mail from it, although it would help as corroboration.

          • Mister Grumpus says:

            Maybe convert the emails in JimDB to whopper hashes of their all-caps versions, or something.

            • Pooch says:

              Yeah good idea. Most are using fake/untraceable emails, but a few unfortunate fools might have forgot that rule, including myself years ago when I first found this blog.

              • Theshadowedknight says:

                I’m guilty of that. I need to swap over to a proton mail account. Just another thing on my long list.

        • jim says:

          I clean the ips regularly

          • Starman says:

            The issue isn’t this website. It’s another website with a much older connection. I advise others here to do a security check of all their connections across the Internet.

            • jim says:

              How about I change your name and email in the logs. I don’t want to lose your valuable contributions.

              As I said, I purge the IPs regularly.

              • Starman says:

                Starman, hmmm. Purveyor of the multiple choice Redpill on Women question. But I must give credit to “Shaman” for actually inventing the very effective multiple choice Redpill on Women question!

                https://youtu.be/A0FZIwabctw

                • Ace says:

                  Welcome Starman.

                  May the Star Prophet triumph over his enemies in the FAA and the leftist hordes and bring humanity to the Stars.

    • Joe says:

      Starman has to delete his comment history in case he gets called to HR. How ironic.

    • pdimov says:

      Comments here should really be ephemeral. Autodelete the whole lot after a few months.

      • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

        The ‘web log’ medium is what you could call an ‘extended’ medium.

        That is to say, the ‘experience’, or the ‘whole of the work’, is not merely whatever post heading a page is, but everything else that also added in ‘replies’.

        • pdimov says:

          Sure. Pragmatism is a thing too though. If something (leaving comments up) helps your enemy more than it helps you, you shouldn’t do it, however much sense it makes in the abstract.

        • yewotm8 says:

          Then the names and all identities attached to the posts themselves can be deleted. The contents of the posts can remain, all posted by “Anonymous”.

          • Dave says:

            I gave up and stopped using 4chan because everyone being “Anonymous” makes it impossible to carry on or follow a conversation.

      • Karl says:

        No, pdimov, comments here should not be ephemeral because the topics of discussion are not epemeral.

      • Prince Charming says:

        Don’t think. If you think, don’t speak. If you speak, don’t write. If you write, don’t post. If you post, don’t sign. If you sign, don’t be surprised.

        But if you don’t discourse, your clique becomes sclerotic and your memes become inchoate, like the USSR dissent was. If you remove discourse history, you start every discussion anew, every day is a day zero, your tradition becomes oral tradition. Deleting old comments is no different than burning old books.

        I’ve been thinking, people keep asking me to retake the shill test (which I passed–twice–with flying colors); does WordPress have flares, like *shilltest passed*, *christian credo affirmed*, *FBI got to him and now he’s a confidential informant*?

        • pdimov says:

          That’s simply not what happens in practice. Having the old discussion archived and available does not at all prevent having the same discussion over and over. As Texas Arcane used to say, sapiens never learns.

          • c4ssidy says:

            The best way to learn the truth of about about almost any subject is to use google to search through the blog, including all comments. It is hard to think of any educational resource which could be worse to loose. I need this website for my descendants. What exactly is there to fear, anyway? You should have all listened to Jim and obtained multiple passports. You should be prepped to see the signs and leave the country before any leftist singularity actually happens

          • Prince Charming says:

            We know people tend to read the backlog, because comments keep popping up in old threads, and referring old posts, often expressly stating that the commenter has been reading the backlog.

  18. Cadfael says:

    Interesting read:
    https://www.deepcapture.com/2021/02/how-djt-lost-the-white-house-chapter-3-crashing-the-white-house-december-18/

    It appears that Trump was betrayed by everybody. Even the white house was a Byzantine generals situation. The field was not prepared, even a little bit, for an autocoup. Although Trump is a tactical genius, he was in sore need of someone, like Bannon, who could plot out strategy for the election and aftermath. Likely a fatal error.

    • simplyconnected says:

      That is one depressing read.

      • Theshadowedknight says:

        Very. It shows that we need another leader and continuing to follow Trump is folly. He was not prepared, nor even temperamentally suited to what needed to be done. Unless a war occurs and resistance congeals around him, we have to find a new elite. Lucky for us that the current elite is so pathetic.

        • Pooch says:

          100% correct. Everything about that story indicates weakness all around. Forget about January 6th, the election was lost after Trump failed to go with the Flynn option (and the fact that Flynn had to basically sneak past security for access is ridiculous and absurd).

          Trump absolutely eliminated himself from being the leader we need even if he stays out of jail, but I’m not going to totally throw him under the bus. He sacrificed everything to fight the Cathedral (Redpilling a massive portion of the country in the process) and I still think it’s important to use his legend as a rallying cry for the future resistance.

          • Ace says:

            Trump’s likely to make a good martyr, but personally I don’t really get how martyrs work.

            • Pooch says:

              I’m not either but it probably has something to do with building cohesion of future followers as they can rally around the story of the martyr.

          • ten says:

            If MAGA doesn’t follow trump anymore there won’t be any point to romanoving him. After jan 6 i don’t understand anyone willing to tie their neck to Trumps.

            OTOH strategical wisdom is increasingly out the window, replaced by screeching vindictiveness, so they will go after him regardless.

        • bomag says:

          Major problem: backstabbers like Cipollone are up and down the ranks, and they are well fed.

          It’s the comic book paradox: the good guys are raising families and working useful jobs; the bad guys are ensconced full time in DC coming up with even more damaging plans.

          • Pooch says:

            Trump had terrible opsec. Entryists were constantly bragging about it to the press.

        • Snowdensjacket says:

          So passive. Build, create, nurture, understand what wealth is, and create a tribe that can band. Our elite are morons, incredible morons, yet they have the power in the system people choose to be a part of. Hence we have to be a part of a different system, hence we have to build the different system. Hence we have to build, create and nurture it.

          No one else is doing to do this for you.

          • jim says:

            Building a tribe is very hard, and takes a long time.

            I have more confidence in our ability to build sovereign corporations.

            • Snowdensjacket says:

              [*deleted*]

              • jim says:

                We know what happens next. Check your history books. We have been around this road many times before. The people of a collapsing civilization are incapable of building tribes, and outside tribes are incapable of conquering the ruins so long as they remain tribal. You need superstructures bigger than tribes.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Need a new patriarchal religion to build a new tribe under the current circumstances or a “restored” old faith.

                • jim says:

                  My practical experience is that divine support is mighty helpful. So a religion that provided it has legs.

                • Dave says:

                  You often express hope that a Cromwell or Stalin will impose order from within. Is there no possibility that a Napoleon or Mullah Omar might impose order from without?

                • suones says:

                  Dave,

                  If one successfully imposed order from without, that would be William of Orange. Also, the entire “Man in the High Castle” schtick is basically this.

                • Snowdensjacket says:

                  The religious technology to build super tribes has failed due to entropy. Most of the elite have already fallen back to the tribal or even the familial level. While the plebs are still atomized.

                  Now people are trying to fall back to rebuilding a social or religious tribe but this will fail. You can not attach multiple tribes that do not exist. Entropy and leftism, baal worship, feelings based morality, whatever you want to call it have destroyed the basic building blocks already.

                  So to build it back we have to start at the beginning and try better to defend against the attackers we have seen, that we know. Hence, build, and the only thing left to build is the tribe, from the family. Passing on knowledge is an issue, as always, so solve it. Think.

                  Heck it is always tribal. It always has been. You claim we build a super tribe? You are already working for the enemy. Heck your super tribe already contains complete idiocy from star prophet dimwits.

                  If we want? What? What do we want?

                  How about we just define that first?

                  Define it and perhaps I’ll just leave here for good.

                • jim says:

                  > The religious technology to build super tribes has failed due to entropy. Most of the elite have already fallen back to the tribal or even the familial level. While the plebs are still atomized.

                  Almost true, but elite families are in some ways in worse shape than pleb families. Their sons are doing better the plebs, but their daughters are doing worse.

                  > Now people are trying to fall back to rebuilding a social or religious tribe but this will fail.

                  In social decay and social collapse, it is the only thing that works. It is always how people wind up rebuilding. It has worked before, many times, and will work again – eventually – for some religion – for some super tribe. Not necessarily the one I want. Could well wind up being some variant of Islam, which would be a disaster.

          • Anonymous says:

            >no one is going to do this for you

            https://16chan.xyz/r9k/res/1838.html#q1938

            The script is different but the intent is the same.

            “Go and do something that our army of agents is on high alert for and can use to clamp down on you even harder.”

            Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

    • Pooch says:

      If there ever was a case study on why you don’t ever rely on merchants to lead, this is it. The amount of tactical errors by Trump exposed in this article are astounding. Even so, he was presented with the plan to cross the Rubicon by his general, lied and said he would do it and then ghosted his general after the fact. Pathetic.

      • alf says:

        Per usual, the best helmsmen are on shore, or in this case, on the internet saying how they’d have done a better job.

        Which is not to say Trump’s failure was in a sense very stupid. So close, yet so far. Trump didn’t ‘get’ it, even after four years in office. But a coup was just too much to ask. Trump just wanted to be successful and popular, was that really so much to ask? These days, yes. But can’t blame him. It’s a tragic story, not pathetic.

        • Atavistic Morality says:

          There’s a really good life lesson I’ve learnt from it, or rather I’ve solidified in my mind: when you do something do it for personal reasons and/or personal benefit, because it’s the only thing that is real and you can count on.

          Otherwise all you get is contempt, envy, backstabbers and a public execution. Now I truly understand why kings have usually been the way they’ve been, it really explains everything, because sure as hell it isn’t worth it to become king to help others and they sure as hell don’t deserve it.

          Even “fighting for your country” or any of this stuff, if there isn’t a tangible benefit to you or a personal satisfaction don’t even bother unless you’re looking for self-destruction. Like those poor folk that went to fight WWII for “their people” or “their country” and now niggers piss on their graves while their descendants turn their backs on them.

          • Karl says:

            Ultimately you need religion to fill “personal reasons” and “personal benefit” with meaning.

            Men raise their sons for “personal reasons” and arguably “personal benefit”. What about helping nephews or third grade cousins? What about abiding to a contract that is no longer beneficial? Do you advise to break it the moment you think it is profitable to do so?

            My guess is that this “fighting for your country” stuff was historically done by the masses for the personal benefit of not being court martialled.

            • Atavistic Morality says:

              What about abiding to a contract that is no longer beneficial? Do you advise to break it the moment you think it is profitable to do so?

              That depends on what you truly believe. If you think you ought to abide to the contract even though it’s no longer financially beneficial for your own ethical reasons, do it, if you don’t, don’t. It’s about what you believe, not what others believe.

              I’m not advocating for nihilism, sociopath egoism or anything of the sort, in practice it’s actually the opposite. When people follow their own true heart they’re often much more benevolent than when they follow social cues. Hardened criminals in personal situations are more merciful than social zombies, like those who are “just following orders”.

              My guess is that this “fighting for your country” stuff was historically done by the masses for the personal benefit of not being court martialled.

              Some maybe, if they were drafted, but it does not look like that for many cases. It’s a popular topic, here’s movies, TV shows, books and just about everything where the human drama of war is explored and people falling for “muh freedoms” are abound. But it’s true there are also those who are realistic about it and take it in stride, good for them if that is the case.

              You talk about finding meaning with religion, but what I’m talking about is actually religion. Whether it’s written or not, whether is personal or not, spirituality is spirituality. When people in Christian countries find themselves they often say they find God, because Christianity is the traditional religion and it’s expressed within those parameters. But in other places they give different answers to explain the same feeling, things such as finding your own path.

              Christians believe that God made man in his own image, but in my perspective it seems many take the message very literally instead of understanding its deep meaning. It’s a reference to the self, to the soul, to the conscience, to the capacity for free will and reason, the body is just a husk.

              If Trump did it because he wanted, for himself, for his own beliefs, his own reasons, then it’s fine. But if he did it just to help others, for attention, for fame… what did he achieve? There’s a life lesson to be learned right there.

          • Pooch says:

            I’ve solidified in my mind: when you do something do it for personal reasons and/or personal benefit, because it’s the only thing that is real and you can count on.

            Youth is a factor here I think. Young hungry men (and pussy-hungry) are often the conquerers in history looking to do something epic for purely personal benefit. They have not much to lose and a lot to gain. Trump was just content to put the cherry on top on already a successful life.

    • Anonymous 2 says:

      Then have a look at this too: https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

      “… The handshake between business and labor [unions] was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election — an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. …”

      • Ace says:

        Leftists can’t help but brag even when that bragging is about stealing an election.

        • bomag says:

          Agree. And now these “democracy” protectors can steamroll us with executive orders and other fiat legislation by the bureaucracy; plus the 51-50 votes of the Supreme Soviet.

          • Snowdensjacket says:

            [*deleted for lack of understanding of capitalism, markets, rockets, and crypto currency*]

    • Prince Charming says:

      i just don’t see it; how is this not “keep you enemies closer”? Either Trump was gonna have military support, or not. Obviously, Trump had some kind of a plan that involved a massive propaganda campaign (unprecedented success; they’re low-key admitting now that the election was stolen “and why that is a good thing”) and a military coup (looked promising but ultimately a failure). it was never going to turn on some legal pilpul by a bitch who cannot spellcheck her own legal filings. What they were suggesting was a military coup, but with logistics that couldn’t possibly work.

      It’s a greek tragedy, complete with Cipollone and his chorus as the voice of reality. I think it would work well as an SNL skit. Reading between the lines, they’re the enemy camp negotiators, and they’re pushing Trump hard, and for example the distinction between the National Guard and the DHS is a veiled reminder that the 25th amendment exists.

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      Successful deeds are accomplished by bands of men.

      Successful bands of men need a history of working together.

      This history does not need by necessity to be in the same particular matter(s) as whatever matter they may be presently engaged in.

      Indeed, for great matters of impact, it very often isn’t; for such is the nature of such deeds, to not avail themselves easily to ‘reproduction’, in more controlled circumstances.

    • Pooch says:

      The large tech companies pseudo-have this already with their massive campuses. It’s basically expanding the idea to a entire town to attract the Tech oligarchs to open shop there, likely flooding it with H1Bs.

    • Thales says:

      You’ve never read a dystopian cyberpunk novel?

      • The Cominator says:

        I’ve read cyberpunk galore but cyberpunk is not the left’s vision of dystopia.

    • suones says:

      Company towns. Again.

      Of course, these company towns won’t be allowed to be better than govt towns in any material way, and will have to follow the same insane regulations as every other town. Then everyone will wonder why this experiment failed and Marxists will quickly move “corporation town” to the ash heap of history as an idea that has been “tried and failed.”

    • Any pseudo-sovereign entity run by merchants is going to eventually just be taken over by the state if it works well and abandoned if it fails. The East India Company lasted the longest, because it had a massive army.

  19. James Thornton says:

    Here it is:

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/127/text

    Licensing and registration for all gunowners, guns, and ammunition. To get a license you must pass a psych eval and get expensive insurance. License can be revoked by “red flags”. Bans .50 cal and larger calibers.

    • Pooch says:

      That won’t pass until the Democrats remove the fillibuster.

      • Ace says:

        There’s real danger of triggering a prole rebellion with widespread gun grabbing. Such things are always prelude to genocide and people know it. A peasants rebellion is very unlikely to win, but it’s an opportunity for rightwing leader to build a real rebellion with elite support. Hard to say how that would work out. Things might mighty bad for the left if the military refuses to put it down, which is why they’re waiting for the military purge before they push it home.

        The failure of a peasants rebellion would give them causes belli for genocide. Something they plan anyways but it would accelerate the time schedule.

        • The Cominator says:

          “There’s real danger of triggering a prole rebellion with widespread gun grabbing. Such things are always prelude to genocide and people know it. A peasants rebellion is very unlikely to win, but it’s an opportunity for rightwing leader to build a real rebellion with elite support. Hard to say how that would work out. Things might mighty bad for the left if the military refuses to put it down, which is why they’re waiting for the military purge before they push it home.”

          Peasant rebellions have won (without any elite support) to my knowledge only in China and the Ukraine (NOT Russia proper) in history… but the US is more similar to them then either small European countries or Russia so who knows if they do manage to trigger a prole rebellion it might win…

        • The Cominator says:

          Though should be emphasized that the causalties in those rebellions in China and the one in the Ukraine where the peasants actually won were extremely bad, like almost as bad as what would have happened if they lost.

        • Pooch says:

          Likely right. If they are able to grab guns with an ideological loyal military backing it up we are getting close to the singularity.

          However, as things stand now, call me crazy, but I see a window of opportunity for the right to seize power legally, after the aggressive primarying of establishment Republicans if they are prepared to use tactics the NSDAP used after the 1928 elections as I argued down thread.

          The one thing the failure of the Trump presidency did was Red Pill a massive amount of people, including many people that found this blog. The inheritors of the GOP are going to be people like Majorie Greene who are fully aware of the situation and willing to use rough tactics if need be. Matt Gaetz mentioned the trucks were physically prevented from dropping midnight ballots in 2018 to steal the election from De Santis and hinted that this is the solution moving forward and the fact that Greene wasn’t removed is a slight white-pill.

          • The Cominator says:

            The holiness spiral could be halted if the technocratic/corrupt left and far left infighting gets bad enough and then some lucky things happen…

            But its not likely.

  20. Encelad says:

    More on military purges: black head of the pentagon already turned his eyes into investigating “”white supremacists”” among the officers’ ranks

    https://archive.is/Ve61C

    • Ace says:

      Since the officers ranks are already pozed to tell hell, he probably means white men in general.

  21. C4ssidy says:

    On the subject of Covid: 4chan is occasionally bringing up the concept of leaky vaccines, with the example of Marek’s disease among chickens. The idea is that vaccines which inhibit symptoms without halting propagation end up changing the selection pressure on the virus . In the case of chickens, after several decades of leaky vaccines, unvaccinated chickens now have a close to 100% mortality rate. While I mostly associate vaccine-fear with conspiracy, I have seen no good rebuttal of the example of Marek’s disease, and medical authorities seem to just be ignoring the idea. My guess for an explanation is that doomering is simply politically unfavourable considering the timescales involved (decades). Alternatively they expect to produce a non-leaky vaccine in a reasonable timescale, but most of the current ones I hear about sound leaky

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      You appear to be using the term ‘conspiracy’ in pejorative sense, which is perhaps somewhat understandable, since our synagogites have expended considerable energy over intervening decades on the task of conditioning people to associate the idea with unbellyfeels.

      ‘Haha, what kind of idiot would think that people ever coordinate over things for mutual advantage; everyone knows that groups dont exist, and things just happen for no reason, or because the Moral Arc of History makes them happen.’

      • c4ssidy says:

        Conspiracy is rightly associated with unbellyfeels because they are typically believed in by people who do not understand basic logical and scientific fallacies. For example, the Bell’s palsy story is widely circulated, yet I do not see any of the people circulating the story asking themselves “how does this compared with the number we would expect by chance”? If they are incapable of understanding basic scientific methodology, one can dismiss their argument without looking into the details, and this tends to be the case with the majority of what we call conspiracy theories

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          Conspiracy is how the world works. What you are speaking of rather is special cases of flim-flamery (which one may or may not be spreading as disinfo in the first place), which are equivocated with the term (‘conspiracy’), so that when we start talking about how the world works, you conflate the special case with the natural kind in general; thus, successfully putting unconscious blinkers on any cattle liable to discussing how the world works.

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          Conspiracy is how the world works. What you are speaking of rather is special cases of flim-flamery (which one may or may not be spreading themselves as disinfo in the first place), which are equivocated with the term (‘conspiracy’), so that when we start talking about how the world works, you conflate the special case with the natural kind in general; thus, successfully putting unconscious blinkers on any cattle liable to discussing how the world works.

          • c4ssidy says:

            I’ve spoke to plenty of wignats on social media etc. The fallacies they get up to are not spoken shills, not CIA trying to taint the water, even though I accept that these activities sometimes take place. They are real existent low IQ people living in real trailers. Or schizophrenics living with parents and incapable of working. The stereotype with regards to conspiracies is the general rule, and so are their world-models and beliefs. It’s not a special case

            • The Cominator says:

              The problem with the way people think about conspiracies is they don’t or are not capable of “game theorying” how the real conspiracy would and could work. SINCERE wignats tend to not be tall enough for that ride and lacking intellectual capacity reduce the correct sense that something is wrong and some kind of organized dark force is screwing them to “ITS DA JOOS”.

              Real grand conspiracies tend to be compartimentalized and work on an “open secret” model… the goals are admitted publically somewhere and they are technically “legal”. Its generally not clandestine meetings to discuss black letter felonies though sometimes that is a part of what the Cathedral does (antifa, falsifying virus deaths etc).

            • jim says:

              When I see that stuff, it usually is shills on the payroll supervised by human resources trying to taint the water.

              Because it works, it frequently get retransmitted by people who are not shills on the payroll, but in the great majority of cases, you can detect that the poster’s identity is known to a human resources department and his boss, and that the posts are being monitored by human resources and his boss.

              If for example, the guy worried about vast Jewish conspiracies is worried about the Rothschilds, rather than George Soros and Victoria Nuland, then his stuff is coming from an office whose supervisors are ultimately answerable to George Soros and Victoria Nuland.

              Not every single one is a shill on the payroll, but the vast majority of them are, and the remainder would shut up if the shills stopped telling them lies.

            • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

              Once again i reiterate: you conflate special case that you speak of, with the natural kind in general that i speak of.

              Conspiracy is what makes the world go round. Conspiracy is what the business of civilization looks like. When men get together to do things, they are conspiring. Com Spirare. Together in spirit. Combined breath. Many with one single breath.

              The ‘official’ view of how the business of civilization takes place is that everyone in every position everywhere in society are just individuals acting at random, and things ‘just happen to happen’.

              On the contrary of course, things happen because agents cause them (they do not necessarily need to be *humanoid* agents, of course). If there are certain states of affairs that you dislike, then that means there are certain agents that you dislike.

              Society is a phenomena that is caused by people. Things like wealth or poverty don’t ‘just happen’, they are caused *by people*. Things like war or crime or strife don’t ‘just happen’, they are caused *by people*. Things like feminism or immivasion or communism don’t ‘just happen’, they are caused *by people*. The idea of ‘things just happen to happen’ is an idea spread *by people*. Such sorts of people who might happen to prefer that you do not notice that they are in fact people who exist – in minecraft -, and that they have addresses – in minecraft -, and that if there happen to be particular trends in society that are troublesome to you, you can solve them by paying those people responsible for them a visit – in minecraft.

              • Cynewulf11 says:

                Your definition of “conspiracy” is far too broad and takes in all forms of co-operative activity. The word is only used (except facetiously) to describe criminal or quasi-criminal activity.

                • jim says:

                  The issue is furtive cooperative activity. One thousand loud speakers supposedly representing independent voices that are all attached to one microphone.

                  Simultaneous coordinated action, as with the recent shutdown of the Gamestop short squeeze, by supposedly independent and autonomous actors.

        • Joe says:

          For example, the Bell’s palsy story is widely circulated, yet I do not see any of the people circulating the story asking themselves “how does this compared with the number we would expect by chance”?

          The report had 44,000 people divided around equally into two groups of 22,000, of which none of the placebo group and four of the vaccine group developed Bell’s Palsy.

          Did you run the proper statistical test yourself? Which test did you use? What was the p-value? Using the common cut-off of 0.05, was the result due to chance?

          (Disclaimer: I have run the statistical test and I am looking for someone smarter than the usual Reddit midwits to discuss this subject with.)

    • The Ducking Man says:

      The chicken’s lack of diverse feed, lack of space, lack of exercise, lack of sunlight, lack of genetic diversity are 100% not related to the disease.

    • European Mutt says:

      There is now this German doctor/medical entrepreneur who developed his own vaccine. Typical German engineer/tinkerer type, this thing looks legit to me. Was covered in MSM but they already purged some of it. Apparently high efficacy (about the same as Moderna and Sputnik), much easier to manufacture and much lower risk of side effects than vector or mRNA vaccines. It uses recombinant antigens, just virus proteins directly if I understood it right. Big pharma hates it and the guy is well aware of that.

      He is currently being sued by the German vaccine authority for supposedly having conducted his trials illegally, official clinical trails are of course denied to him and lots of people are thinking he’s going to get Epsteined. He intends to make the vax open source, hopefully he either flees to Russia soon or at least manages to publish the thing before he gets suicided.

      Someone should make a meme out of this either way. Him getting Epsteined would be a mighty sad (he’s a good guy, a naive but non-cuck conservative) but it would show normies that comparing Russia and the West is no longer about “whataboutism”.

      This is a business where Jimcoin would already come in handy, both the social media and the cryptocorp aspect.

      Here are the trial results, very encouraging: https://www.winfried-stoecker.de/blog/ergebnisse-impfungen-gegen-corona
      Blog post for German readers: https://www.winfried-stoecker.de/blog/die-beste-impfung-gegen-covid-19 (https://www.deepl.com/translator does an OK job on it; this may already contain the recipe, maybe some of the medical pros can weigh in here)

  22. Deep State and the Cathedral sponsored globohomo agents like Greta Thunberg strikes at India’s sovereignty once again:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/india-farmers-protests-rihanna-greta/2021/02/03/619eb456-6606-11eb-bab8-707f8769d785_story.html

    And Indian Government is also fighting back against Twitter’s refusal to block incendiary Separatists’ accounts:
    https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/03/india-sends-warning-to-twitter-over-lifting-block-on-accounts-and-noncompliance-of-order/

    • suones says:

      I guess this puts paid to any illusions we (by which I mean I) may have had about the side we seem to have anonymously picked. If Rihanna and Greta are on the opposing side, we’re absolutely on the right side! 😂

      (Note that Right != Winning, as Prithviraj Chauhan and countless others found out).

      This also hardens my resolve against the so-called “farmer” traitors beseiging the national capital. I was willing to give them the benefit of doubt, considering them sons of the soil with some grievances. Not anymore.

      • When they refused to negotiate in good faith with a government that backwards on the farm laws by offering to suspend them for one and a half years, I knew that they had the support and blessings of Deep State and Cathedral for fomenting trouble. But I predicted this kind of thing on my earlier blog post ( https://dharmicreality.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/what-a-biden-presidency-will-mean-for-india/) and only surprised that this escalation happened so soon after Biden’s “victory”.

        • suones says:

          Yes you did predict this. And I did not expect it to occur so soon. You were right.

          • Not really a bold prediction though. It fits well with the pattern of Democratic governments in power in the US. I’m also expecting increasingly shrill cries of “evil Hindu supremacy destroying religious freedom in India” and the US Congress passing resolutions against this government.

            • You can absolutely count on them supporting Muslims against Hindus, because they always support the thugs, because the more applecarts of power or stability they overturn, the more chances they get to pick up apples of power or status. Or their clients do. More like that way.

              This was true already in the 18th century when the French Enlightenment was worried about the Tzar being really hard on the Tartars, but not worried about how the Tartars spent centuries harvesting the steppe i.e enslaving and selling Slavs.

              Lama Ole Nydahl, the only Western Buddhist who is not a gay lib LARPer but a man to be taken seriously as a man, who is at least half-based, had said about the Yugo wars that Bill Clinton was entirely in the wrong to bomb the Serbs.

              First, he said, you never ever ever should support Muslims against anyone else. Because they always end up making more and more trouble in the long run, you do not get peace ever by supporting Muslims. Ole was kind of naive, he did not understand the goal is not peace.

              Second, the brutal tactics used by Milosevic, he said, were necessary and unavoidable when fighting against a guerilla war. It is the peasants who work peacefully during the day are who go shooting during the night. So you have to lock them in camps during the day, either that or you lose, no third choice.

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          It was fast because it doesn’t even need to ‘come from the top’; with Trump out of the way, every tranzi middle manager in every ‘NGO’ pseudopod everwhere felt emboldened again, looked around and saw every other tranzi thinking the same thing, and ‘the band got back together again’.

      • someDude says:

        @Suones

        Please don’t call them farmers. They are not. Call it a middleman protest or a professional activist protest. The Indian RW really needs a crash course on the rectification of names. Had the boot been on the other foot, the left ummah would never have referred to them as farmers even if they were. Ever hear of Joe the Plumber?

        Why is the RW in every country so uniformly Dumb? In a war of stupid Vs Evil, Evil wins every single time

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          A leftie wouldn’t call them farmers even if they were, and a rightist wouldn’t call someone else leaning right dumb even if they were.

          Which is not to say aspersions as to the intelligence of other parties may not be involved of course, but rather the way in which they are conducted; someone who is actually a part of a given identity will not tar themselves with the same brush they are using to tar an other with.

          • someDude says:

            I’m sorry, but to refer to professional activists, NGO employees and middle men as farmers is just plain dumb and plays right into the left’s narrative. Why would you hobble yourself intentionally? Either they are faking it, or they are dumb. Let’s hear a third option.

            • What is clear to me is that, there was a small farmers’ protest at the very beginning, which could have been resolved by dialogue and indeed it appeared as though they were coming round to some kind of compromise, however it became clear very quickly that the radical Left along with their international sponsors (the Cathedral) had taken over and subverted the protests to doom the dialogue to failure.

              Not everything by the Cathedral is a well planned and smoothly organized conspiracy. They are opportunists looking to stoke a small fire into a raging destructive inferno and in this case, the timing was excellent, because the radical Left all over the world had got a big boost following Trump’s ouster from the White House..

            • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

              >to refer to professional activists, NGO employees and middle men as farmers is just plain dumb and plays right into the left’s narrative.

              Yes; and also, not what i was speaking too.

            • someDude says:

              I posit that there are no actual farmers in the protest. And even if they make some income farming, majority of income came from but not limited monopolies granted by the APMC, professional activism and union work. Don’t concede an inch to your enemies

        • suones says:

          Please don’t call them farmers.

          Good call. Even as I placed “farmers” in scare-quotes and added “so-called” in front, it is indeed foolish to refer to them as farmers. India has millions of farmers (not counting indirect beneficiaries of the farm economy), none of who are represented in the movement (I myself live in farm heartland).

          Why is the RW in every country so uniformly Dumb? In a war of stupid Vs Evil, Evil wins every single time.

          A telling issue. It is because we RW folks lack an Academy of our own where we can freely discuss our half-baked thoughts and hone them into linguistic kill-shots. Any ostensibly right-wing platform quickly gets tarred as “Nazi” or worse and rapidly shut down. RW masses are decapitated, so to speak. This makes “Dumb RW” a self-reinforcing fallacy.

          A silver lining is that Indian farmers have nothing to do with this movement, and it is transparently a foreign plot. Much hilarity ensues when discussing their latest antics around a bonfire.

          • someDude says:

            Glad to see you find it hilarious. I somehow only see negatives. Every time the supposedly RW media idiots at republic et. al. call them farmers, I feel like taking the cricket bat to the TV. Something in me dies.

            • At least they seem to have woken up now after the Cathedral sponsored conspiracy with agents like Greta Thunberg leaked and a criminal complaint has been filed in respect of the “toolkit”.

              https://theprint.in/diplomacy/canada-firm-mp-pr-person-suspected-for-farmers-protest-toolkit-tweeted-by-greta-thunberg/599098/

              The Canada backed Khalistani link is established.

              And I feel that this expose will harden the government’s stand.

            • suones says:

              Chill dude.

              “RW TV” is jokers (Arnab has some good bites sometimes). Zee News is cuck central. Talk to real farmers. I do so every day.

              But yes, there is now no hope of this dying down on its own, as US State mouthpieces have opened up (and their purses have opened up also). Modi will face a real test.

              • Except Arnab Goswami to *some* extent, who actually dares to challenge the existing Leftist narrative and actually takes up Hindu causes (like the murder of the Sadhus in Maharashtra) most of the Indian “right wing” media are blue-pilled Nationalists or what I might call “Liberal patriots”. While they appear to be genuine in their nationalism and indeed challenge the Prog narrative on issues that concern India’s immediate security concerns and sovereignity, they are misconceived in almost every other right-wing issue.

                Among TV channels, I would classify NDTV as the major Prog voice in India. Times Now falls into the blue-pilled Nationalist bracket.

    • suones says:

      Addendum:

      The byline on the WaPo hitpiece:

      Niha Masih
      Niha Masih is an India-based correspondent for The Washington Post based in New Delhi. Before joining The Post in 2019, she reported on politics, conflict and religious fundamentalism in India for Hindustan Times and New Delhi Television (NDTV).

      NDTV is the leading “secular” (Hindu prog) media outlet, while Hindustan Times is a centre-left publication.

      “Masih” surname means “Christ” in Semitish, and strongly implies the author’s Chrestian convictions, which are indistinguishable from prog convictions. Which is obvious from a Hindu perspective. I pointed this out as many commenters here found it strange that the “Holy Trinity” in India comprises Marx, the Son of Marx (Lenin?), and Mao. Christianity is an arm of the prog machine, and Chrestians hand in glove with progs. The one traitor that WaPo found to pen this horseshit is a female Chrestian, quelle surprise !

      Regarding “based Chrestianity:” Video or it didn’t happen.

      • I’m deeply worried about the growing boldness and audacity of radical Leftists in India (not so worried about the “old” Left – the Congress and the traditional Left who seem to be a spent force and trying desperately to stay relevant).

        We need an Enabling Act well before 2024 at this rate.

      • Joe says:

        Chrestianity

        Do we call your Lord Ram a faggot?

        • suones says:

          No, you don’t. But you also probably don’t follow Chrestos the Jewish Community Organiser who agitated the Jews so much that they were expelled from Rome (cf Suetonius). Jim has claimed the moniker of “Christianity” for his version of based Semitic religion, and Cominator etc want exclusively National Churches to be powerful. Both of these ideas I can get behind, so I had to invent a new word that covers both prog-entryists into Christianity, as well as Evangelicals/Catholics engaged on a global Holy Crusade for sodomy and trannerism.

          I liked Jim’s formulation of them following not “Jesus Christ the Logos” but rather Jesus the Community Organiser who paved the way for Obama the Lightbringer, and given that Suetonius mentioned “Chrestos,” “Chrestian” seemed a good moniker to me.

          As for hurling abuse and slander at the old gods, this is par for the course for Chrestian missionaries and their fellow travellers. This is how they get converts now that organised violence is beyond their capacity. The based national Churches of Jim and Cominator are nowhere to be seen near me, except for a tiny fragment (Indian Orthodox Church of St Thomas). Internationalist Catholic/Evangelical propaganda is all around and indistinguishable from prog propaganda, up to and including the Pope himself. “Niha Masih” is an example of the above.

          • Joe says:

            Okay.

          • jim says:

            > you also probably don’t follow Chrestos the Jewish Community Organiser who agitated the Jews so much that they were expelled from Rome (cf Suetonius).

            You are mangling together two distinct events:

            The Jews unreasonably elaborated the letter of the law, to evade the spirit and intent of the law. And, violating the spirit of the law, they mightily pissed off their neighbors. And eventually pissed off the six hundred pound gorilla with a short temper.

            The events of Suetonias wrote happened later, and did not primarily involve Jews.

            The Old Testament law commands respectful behavior concerning blood. But this seems to have been interpreted by first temple Jews as primarily symbolic, rather than literal. In the first testament period talk about people “covered in blood” in contexts where it is obviously not literal blood, but the blood that lady Macbeth was unsuccessfully trying to wash off with literal water.

            This law, like most of them, became elaborated, and taken to ever greater lengths in ever more absurd demonstrations of superior holiness.

            In one of their synagogues, the Jews found access to their synagogue cramped, and entered their synagogue over someone else’s land. He killed some birds on his land, contaminating the entrance way with blood.

            Indignant about being forced to walk over ground contaminated with blood in sandaled feet, the Jews rioted against the Greeks. Romans came out to restore order, a high ranking Roman cop was killed. So to avoid walking on ground contaminated with chicken blood, the Jews covered themselves in the blood of a Roman doing his duty to protect the peace and to protect everyone’s property rights.

            So their superior holiness about chicken blood did not inconvenience them in spilling human blood.

            And because the Jews were so self righteous about the incident, one thing led to another thing, which eventually led to the Jews being expelled from Israel.

            We don’t know much about the troubles with the Chrestians.

            • suones says:

              I’m not mixing up anything. “Chrestian” is simply a neologism to differentiate “Christian” (as defined by you, Jim) from the Cathodoxelical Prog Machine, so that Jimian Christians (or Cominator-style National Churches) may not feel offended.

              And since Cathodoxelicals have become holier than Christ and left him far behind, it is as well that I name their god “Chrestos,” who most definitely was a Jewish community organiser lol. Vox Day calls a similar deity “Judeo Christ.”

          • someDude says:

            There is no need to disrespect Christianity and Christians on this Forum regardless of your private views on this topic. They do not disrespect Lord Rama and so there is no need for you to lump people here with Christian Missionaries in India.

            And God knows I am no fan of what the missionaries are up to in India. But over here, please be civil as a sign of respect to Jim if no one else. Please Don’t cross this line again. I beg you.

            • jim says:

              Not feeling terribly respectful about a Pope who invokes Global Warming as the great moral crisis of our time when people complain about priests in the Vatican having sex with each other in a great big pile.

              Not all individuals nor organizations that purport to be Christian deserve respect.

              A lot of them are hostile entryists, whose intent, now largely accomplished, is to gut Christianity and wear it as a skin suit.

              Leftism guts respected institutions, wears their skins, and demands respect.

              • someDude says:

                If it does not bother you, then I hold my peace.

                Suones really wants whites to go back to their old Gods like Toutatis, Belenos, Jupiter, Zeus, Apollo, Saturn, Pluto, Janus, Mars, Aphrodite, Thor, Odin etc etc. And to be honest, so do I. But I just don’t see how that is practical. A religion and way of life, lost once is lost for ever. And these have been lost for so long.

                You may have to start over. But you can’t go back to it. And being a staunch Polytheist, Suones is partial to the old Gods, so he does not seem to be able to accept that they can’t come back.

                • jim says:

                  Yes, and he is wrong. In the time of Alfred, the leadership of the pagans kept killing each other.

                  But he argues in a reasonably civilized way, so I am disinclined to shut him up.

              • 7817 says:

                “Not all individuals nor organizations that purport to be Christian deserve respect.”

                This is most if not all church leadership in the United States now, from the old mainline denominations to the Baptists and other low church groups previously thought to be secure. Their leadership has sold them out pretty much across the board. Anytime you see church leadership crying about what happened January 6th you can see church leadership that is converged.

            • suones says:

              There is no need to disrespect Christianity and Christians on this Forum regardless of your private views on this topic. They do not disrespect Lord Rama and so there is no need for you to lump people here with Christian Missionaries in India.

              That’s why I’ve resorted to using Chrestian/Chrestos terminology extensively. Christ belongs to Jim.

              WaPo’s Niha Masih is absolutely a Chrestian traitor and a prime example of the kind of cancer I’m referring to regarding “Christians in India.”

              That said, I have no private views on the subject. I hold any Internationalist Church to be an arm of the Prog machine, and feel no obligation of respect towards, for example, the Pope, or various sympathisers in other wicked Churches. Any “Christian” claiming to be holier than Christ is my enemy, and his fellow travellers and defenders are my enemies too. Vox Day calls them “Churchians,” and there are a lot of them. All enemies.

              • clovis says:

                You are aware that Hindooism and Buddhism and Lamaism and all the Eastern religions have been used by leftists and hippies to tear down traditional western values lo these sixty years?

                • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

                  To be fair, things like ‘buddhism’ as presented by the spectacle to folk in Europe or America, is exactly as Buddhist as the ‘christianity’ presented by the spectacle to folk in India or China is Christian.

                • clovis says:

                  Yeah, that was my point.

                • suones says:

                  Absolutely. That’s why I want National Gods for each nation, rather than a “universal” faith. Internationalist Buddhism is as retarded as Internationalist Christianity. “Hinduism” or “Indianism” is a different beast, because there is no way to “convert” into it — you can only be born Hindu, and worship the gods of your forefathers. As such, any new-age “Hindu” movement is full of shit, as were the Beatles, Osho “disciples” etc. They are Prog-puppets whose target was weakening Established Christianity using any means available.

                • jim says:

                  History shows us that national religions are the way to go. But for whites, should be Orthodox Christianity, which handled the balance between being universal, and having a national variant in each nation, fairly well.

                  Things came unstuck when the Pope seized Kingly power, and promptly started retooling Orthodoxy for the purposes of Caesar. The Great Schism was a direct and immediate result of the Holy Roman Emperor withdrawing from Rome, and the Pope promptly stepping into his shoes and grabbing whatever was up for grabs. Before that, the orthodoxy of the Holy Roman Emperor and its many diverse Kingdoms got along fine with the Orthodoxy of Byzantium.

                • someDude says:

                  @Suones

                  No such thing as internationalist Buddhism. Source?

                • suones says:

                  @someDude

                  Behold! Cancer put into words: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2012/mar/16/western-buddhism-10-things-learned

                  Choice quotes:

                  Younger Buddhists are often more fired by social action than mysticism.
                  Distinctions between monks and lay people does not fit in with modern society
                  deep conservatism…Westerners love Tibetans, but we notice the baggage.
                  The emerging western Buddhist world is essentially non-denominational.
                  …western Buddhism is driven by students’ needs as much as teachers’ wishes.
                  Buddhist mindfulness practices are being applied to everything from mental health treatments to eating out, and we’re now seeing a “mindfulness boom”.
                  Buddhist influence on western culture is strong in the arts, social action, environmentalism, psychotherapy and practitioners’ lives.
                  Westerners can definitely do Buddhism, and are its future. (😂)
                  Scandals and anguished life stories show that, even for people who prize celibacy, sex doesn’t go away. 😂😂
                  A growing movement (as Julian Baggini has discussed) wishes to strip Buddhism of “superstitious” elements such as karma and rebirth to distil a secular Buddhism that’s compatible with science. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Pooch says:

      India needs to ban all American social media companies and build their own like China did.

  23. Bilge_Pump says:

    I have a funny story for you all.

    Before I begin I’ll have to provide a bit of personal info. I haven’t had a job since last April. I will have one soon if things go according to plan, but last year a combination of Coroneconomy and fat horny boss girl getting flustered because I wasn’t flirting back got me fired. I have been living in my parent’s house for over a year.

    Recently I got into a argument with my Dad over politics ; he is a normie liberal boomer. He calls himself a libertarian because he has a bunch of military buddies he wants to get along with. Anyway, he thinks I’m a white supreem nazi nazi nazi. Recently the argument got particularly heated, and I said “If you’re a nigger who wants to destroy the country because you think it’s white supremacist or whatever, I hate you”, at which point he gave me 5 seconds to recant and apologize or else he would call the police (because I said nigger). I called him a cuck, and he called the police to have me evicted.

    I waited outside for the police. They showed up, and as they were walking up asked me what was going on. I told them exactly what I said, including the word nigger. A few seconds later, the cop says “Sucks that you don’t have a job man. If you ever want to pick up a badge…”

    To be fair to my dad, yes I need to get out of his house. I’m living on money I’ve saved up so I’m not 100%bum status but he’s totally justified in wanting me to gtfo, and as I said, that should happen here in a few days.

    • ten says:

      Man i feel bad for you but the badge part is hilarious. My dad is part loser and part jerk but at least he is as based as they come, would fit into the comments here like a glove.

    • Ace says:

      Matthew 15:4
      For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

      If you father tells you to leave, you should leave. Having the cops involved a family dispute is gay. Every man should be a king under his own roof and a king cannot be disrespected and still be king.

      Life in America is getting worse and families need to band together, not break apart.

      >“Sucks that you don’t have a job man. If you ever want to pick up a badge…”

      “That happened”.

      I don’t have a great relationship with my parents because my parents endless favored girls over boys but I still honor them.

      • Pooch says:

        Yes this is good advice which I have failed to live by in the past. I’m in a similar boat with my father as well as he refuses to give up his legacy media brainwashing and honestly I’d take the advice and just become a cop if I was in his shoes. It’s better than joining the military these days.

      • Joe says:

        For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

        Ephesians 6:1

        Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

        (Emphasis mine.)

        Ephesians 6:4

        And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

        This is a two way street. You cannot dishonor a father or mother who already brings dishonor on himself or herself. You need to bring him or her back to God.

        Life in America is getting worse and families need to band together, not break apart.

        Families need to band together under God.

        • Ace says:

          >This is a two way street. You cannot dishonor a father or mother who already brings dishonor on himself or herself. You need to bring him or her back to God.

          This is a lie. It doesn’t say honor your father and mother as long as they believe. It says honor thy father and they mother, period. GNON commands we honor those who gave us life, their personal beliefs and behavior not withstanding as evidenced by both the New and Old Testament. Don’t read modern progressive beliefs about burning your families down for not having the right ideology into Christianity.

          • Joe says:

            How do I honor a father who does not honor himself?

            • Ace says:

              You’re a progressive or a Muslim. Christens have never been commanded to disown family relations because one family member doesn’t believe. I only see such destructive ideology from Progressivism and Islam.

              • Joe says:

                You’re a progressive or a Muslim.

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

                Christens have never been commanded to disown family relations because one family member doesn’t believe.

                I said honor, not fail to disown. Notwithstanding this, Jesus disagrees with you.

                Matthew 18:15-17

                Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

                But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

                And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

                The effort one must go to with one’s brother far exceeds the effort one must go to with any other person, but it is not infinite. This reflects the will of Gnon.

                I only see such destructive ideology from Progressivism and Islam.

                Moses disagrees with you.

                Deuteronomy 21:18-21

                If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

                Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

                And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

                And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

                • Ace says:

                  The effort one must go to with one’s brother far exceeds the effort one must go to with any other person, but it is not infinite. This reflects the will of Gnon.

                  Brother as in fellow believer. What’s robbed you of the ability to read and understand context?

                  If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

                  Yes a father may kill a rebellious son who’s rejected his father’s lawful authority. The son may not kill the father as you seem to be insisting on. Neither situation applies with your idea of stopping honoring thy father and thy mother if they don’t believe as you do.

                  Your inability to read basic scripture indicates your either a stupid or pretending to be stupid, either way it’s a very convincing.

                  This is the sort of evil you’re calling moral and righteous:

                  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9183269/Teen-says-feels-guilty-calling-FBI-Capitol-rioter-dad.html

                • Joe says:

                  We are perhaps at a misunderstanding. I believe that a state is evil that inserts itself into family matters.

                  In my post here I outlined what happened in my own family. Police involvement was in the other direction to that of your article. I knew that police involvement in family matters was bad even before I became born again. It does not depend on Christianity but rather an understanding of the true role of police in the current year.

                  Brother as in fellow believer. What’s robbed you of the ability to read and understand context?

                  Sure, why not. Let’s try again from a different angle.

                  Matthew 18:8-9

                  Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

                  And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

                  If you should pluck out your own eye, or cut off your own hand or foot, to keep yourself from sin, then surely you must be allowed to wall yourself off from a person, even one who is family, if that person drives you to sin. In this case, let the wall be one built of faith, that may be scaled by faith, so that no one who is faithful shall be kept out.

                  I am trying to keep to God in the face of a cancer that is eating everything. No measure is too harsh. In this case, the measure is keeping my distance from those who would drive me to sin. It is fully reversible should we reach an understanding about what God wishes us to do, as I hope that we do.

                  The son may not kill the father as you seem to be insisting on.

                  I did not say that nor imply it.

                  Neither situation applies with your idea of stopping honoring thy father and thy mother if they don’t believe as you do.

                  You didn’t answer my question. It was not rhetorical, I genuinely wanted to know if you had a good answer.

                  How do I honor a father who does not honor himself?

                  Your inability to read basic scripture indicates your either a stupid or pretending to be stupid, either way it’s a very convincing.

                  This is fruitless. If you want to lecture me about the scripture of my own religion then say the words, accept Jesus Christ, and convert, otherwise stay quiet.

                • Pooch says:

                  How do I honor a father who does not honor himself?

                  Respect him and do not curse him (even if he is wrong). Christ requires this of his followers. Our fathers did at least something right and bring us into this life which account for something and they should be honored and commended for it. This is something I personally have failed to do.

                • Ace says:

                  >How do I honor a father who does not honor himself?

                  By honoring your father. He doesn’t have to choose to accept your honor if he feels undeserving and you don’t have to be under his roof if you feel unable to do your duty to your parents.

                  But it seems to be me you’ve judge him inferior to you and thus you’ve decided to abandoned the commandment to honor him. You now use your limited contact with him to berate him, instead of you living as man according to God’s law to show him the way as Christianity commands.

                  There is no scriptural reference, and no condition under GNON’s law that would gives you licensees to not honor your father and mother. Your claiming such puts you in rebellion against GNON.

                  I follow GNON’s law and that law states honor thy father and thy mother because they gave you life and every good and successful religion in history requires such behavior from their children towards their parents. This is GNON’s will and you should follow it if you believe as you claim.

                • Joe says:

                  @Pooch

                  Respect him and do not curse him (even if he is wrong).

                  Thank you.

                • Ace says:

                  Respect him and do not curse him (even if he is wrong). Christ requires this of his followers. Our fathers did at least something right and bring us into this life which account for something and they should be honored and commended for it. This is something I personally have failed to do.

                  I failed to do it for many years as well. I even challenged my father by calling his profession worthless and I was disappointed when he failed to get violent about it. I had far more respect for other fathers who kept discipline and order with a stick, who struck first and asked questions later while my father failed to keep discipline and order at all.

                  When my always angry and upset mother finally decided to see my father the alpha male of the family, even if by all accounts he’s a weak man she became much happier almost over night. Things just felt natural to her and the rest of the family and the anger and conflict faded from family life. The natural order had been restored to the family and all prospered for it.

                  Later in life I realized that finding that natural order was necessary for good life and I started honoring my father and mother despite never having heard of GNON and being quite dismissive of Christianity at the time.

                  Almost everything they taught me growing up was bullshit or lies that made life more difficult, as they were deep in the Christian but still progressive system. I learned almost nothing from them but my own life improved when I accepted GNON’s law to honor them.

                • Pooch says:

                  I suspect GNON manifests this with children who maintain good relationships with their parents experience more reproductive success themselves than children who don’t, as the grandparents will be involved in raising the grandchildren. The long human lifespan beyond child rearing years seems to imply this.

    • suones says:

      Dear Bilge_Pump,

      I feel sorry for your predicament, but filial piety demands that you obey your father. Even if he is a “libtard” boomer opposed to your “correct” views. Especially if he is a libtard boomer.

      I speak only for myself, and not any broader “reactionary movement,” but dharma commands obedience to your father first and foremost, even if he is opposed to virtue, the King, whatever.

      If your father leads you into hell itself, it is your duty to follow him. You may advise him as to the folly of his actions, but you must obey him nonetheless.

      As for the “badge,” I say join the police if you can. It’s a good job. Better than most.

      Sorry for the direct comment, but I see too many cases of reactionaries “rebelling” against parents in favour of some abstract virtue, but that is really Leftism. Rebelling against one’s parents is the first betrayal taught by Leftism. One must be watchful.

      • alf says:

        If your father leads you into hell itself, it is your duty to follow him.

        What, no, that’s dumb. If your father leads you into hell, you tell him that’s stupid and you get out.

        • someDude says:

          @Alf,

          Suones comment should clue you in to why the Hindus always lose. It’s almost like they never heard the principles of reciprocity. Almost like they never heard of about generational contracts. Or even Game theory. Good Lord! Even Lord Rama would lose to Ravana with this sort of Rabble in his intelligentsia.

          • suones says:

            It’s almost like they never heard the principles of reciprocity. Almost like they never heard of about generational contracts. Or even Game theory.

            Relationship with one’s forefathers as a contract😱

            This is simply evil. Patria potestas, the absolute right of a father, is the basis of Aryan society. A lord is like a father unto his tenants, the King is like a father unto his lords, and the Heavenly Father is like a father unto the King. But the basic unit is the Father in a household. Who has the power of life and death over his sons (and everyone else within his household).

            Even Lord Rama would lose to Ravana with this sort of Rabble in his intelligentsia.

            😂
            You mean the same Crown Prince Sri Ramchandra who left his capital to live for 14 years in the forest (which began the tragedy of the main tale of the Ramayana) due to his father’s completely unjustified command? And that when advised by the sophist intellectual Sri Jabali as to the folly of this decision, he berated him severely for his sophistry in trying to lead Sri Ram astray from the path of dharma. This episode of Sri Ram charitra is particularly “problematic” for Hindu progs. Dharma >> Sophistry. Your simile was either ignorant or sophist. Probably the latter.

            • someDude says:

              Brother Suones! Riddle me this.

              Your Dad suddenly finds Jesus and declares that Lord Rama and all the other Gods are demons and Jesus is the only path to salvation and demands that you obey him as his son and convert to Xtianity and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

              Whatchoo gonna do? Take your own advice to obey your dad and follow him to hell and thus convert to Xtianity and turn your back on Lord Rama? OR stay loyal to our old Gods.

              Now, who’s the sophist here?

              • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

                You?

                I don’t actually disagree with you here mind, just pointing out that whataboutisms like this are a classic sophistical tactic. (Sophistications don’t necessarily need to be *wrong*, of course.)

                • jim says:

                  Whether it is a valid tactic depends on the whataboutism, and what it is a response to.

                  In this case, a valid tactic. Suones is deliberately misunderstanding Christianity, also ignorant of it, to argue it commands stupid things.

                  someDude is attempting to explain Christianity to him, which requires whatabouts.

                • suones says:

                  @jim

                  I’m under no illusions of understanding (Jim-style) Christianity. Please enlighten us as to how the above discussion between knowledgeable Christians quoting scripture, Ace and Joe, is to be resolved.

                  Patria potestas is an impossible concept for Arabs to grasp, whose very relationships are in the form of “social contracts,” and disloyalty to fathers, even outright treason is not only tolerated but actively encouraged in pursuit of power. No wonder the religion of the sons of Ishmael has great difficulty achieving co-operation beyond fleeting alliances of convenience.

                  What does Jimian Christianity have to say about it?

                • Ace says:

                  I’m under no illusions of understanding (Jim-style) Christianity. Please enlighten us as to how the above discussion between knowledgeable Christians quoting scripture, Ace and Joe, is to be resolved.

                  Joe’s not a knowledgeable Christian as evidenced by trying to use one part of scripture to overturn a repeated commandment by inference, a common progressive debate tactic. I’m extremely hostile to this behavior since it’s the primary tactic used to remove Paul’s command of explicit Christian Patriarchy.

                  I make no claim to be a Christian, just a sperg who read his bible while being raised a Christian. I follow the Cult of Gnon because the natural order works. Old school Christianity and Gnon are broadly in agreement and as such there’s is a lot of wisdom in the bible. But the bible is just a tool to create and maintain the natural order and understanding why such things are commanded by it is more important than the text itself. Tradition is the guide light by which we walk.

                  What Joe wanted and I what I didn’t grasp, was someone to tell him how to honor his father when his father is weak and pozed. Pooch handled that.

                  Patria potestas is an impossible concept for Arabs to grasp, whose very relationships are in the form of “social contracts,” and disloyalty to fathers, even outright treason is not only tolerated but actively encouraged in pursuit of power. No wonder the religion of the sons of Ishmael has great difficulty achieving co-operation beyond fleeting alliances of convenience.

                  Islam is proof positive the Romans got it right when they limited marriage to a single wife. There’s no decent way to build strong family units when a father has too many children to spend the time to instruct them properly.

                • jim says:

                  > I make no claim to be a Christian, just a sperg who read his bible while being raised a Christian. I follow the Cult of Gnon because the natural order works. Old school Christianity and Gnon are broadly in agreement and as such there’s is a lot of wisdom in the bible. But the bible is just a tool to create and maintain the natural order and understanding why such things are commanded by it is more important than the text itself. Tradition is the guide light by which we walk.

                  Tradition is Chesteron’s fence. Old tradition shows compliance to Gnon by the fact that the society that adhered to it survived, while so many others did not.

                  But framing this as compliance to Gnon puts you in a tribe with a supreme alpha at the top. Which facilitates extended cooperation better than game theory does. The supreme alpha commands the game theoretic strategy which leads to optimal collective outcomes.

                  Turn the other cheek (you only have two cheeks) and walk the extra mile (but not unlimited extra miles) is the tit for tat strategy modified for a world of imperfect information and lack of clarity on what constitutes defection, for in a world of imperfect information you need one tit for two tats, or else errors and misjudgments result in tit for tat becoming defect/defect equilibrium.

                  When scientists observing wolves coined the term “alpha male” they thought that the biggest and toughest wolf was the alpha. Then when we got gene tracing, they discovered that the alpha male was the father or grandfather, and the alpha female the mother or grandmother. If wolves could speak, they would probably tell you that God commanded them to honor their father and their mother. A wolf pack is not a voluntary association. It is a family or an extended family. Getting cooperation in voluntary associations is hard.

                  And we have observed how divorce at female whim leads to defect/defect equilibrium between men and women resulting in failure to reproduce successfully.

                • Joe says:

                  @suones

                  Please enlighten us as to how the above discussion between knowledgeable Christians quoting scripture, Ace and Joe, is to be resolved.

                  In Christianity, in a case with real disagreement, by comparing their fruits. The person whose version of Christianity is closer to reality will come out ahead over a long period of time.

                  In the case where the disagreement is the result of one of the people being a faggot, and continuing to be a faggot long after the matter is resolved, by the other person telling him to kill himself until he goes away and kills himself, although given the high quality of discourse expected on this blog it would probably suffice to say it once then stand back and wait for it to be done.

                  @Ace

                  Joe’s not a knowledgeable Christian as evidenced by trying to use one part of scripture to overturn a repeated commandment by inference, a common progressive debate tactic.

                  Kill yourself faggot.

              • suones says:

                @someDude bhai,

                Your Dad suddenly finds Jesus and declares that Lord Rama and all the other Gods are demons and Jesus is the only path to salvation and demands that you obey him as his son and convert to Xtianity and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

                Absolutely follow my dad. Religion is not worth giving up blood over. It’s like a sports team, in that case. Blood is thicker than Ganges water. But then my father does command my absolute loyalty, and I would willingly suffer death or damnation for him. I realise that many fathers are not like that, and I pity that many have not known fatherly guidance. I think my father knew this, and indirectly hinted several times as to the correct way to raise sons. This line of thought and belief ultimately leads to the old gods, however, so that’s that. The pantheon starts with one’s forefathers.

                If a father is up to something extremely horrible and repulsive (like Alf mentioned), and family elders refuse to put a stop to his activities, the only honourable option would be to cut family ties and leave home for good.

                This is also why I don’t begrudge Christian converts. I will work out something for the multi-ethnic Empire that Bharat is. My problem with Christians in India is that they are almost universally prog-puppets. I was under the impression that they were like this everywhere, but in reactionary circles I found many pockets where a different, better Christ is worshipped, like here. Christianity in India can absolutely be made to work by ordaining the Indian Orthodox Church as THE Church that all Christians must follow on pain of expulsion. Same with every other nation — National Churches for everyone.

                Dharma shastras teach us the parable of Sri Kartikeya and Sri Ganesha, both sons of Sri Shambhu the Destroyer. Once the sons had a competition to see which could circumnavigate the world faster. Sri Kartikeya immediately departed at high speed on his fast peacock ride. While Sri Ganesha merely cicumnavigated his seated parents astride his slow mouse ride, and thus finished before Sri Kartikeya. Sri Ganesha was declared the winner of the contest. Moral being: If the entire world is on one side and parents on the other, Dharma commands one choose the side of parents.

                • Ace says:

                  My problem with Christians in India is that they are almost universally prog-puppets. I was under the impression that they were like this everywhere, but in reactionary circles I found many pockets where a different, better Christ is worshipped, like here.

                  Prog-puppets is a good description. My parents are friends with missionaries who worked undercover as English teachers in China for many years, converting many Chinese to Christianity. But from my own experience with this couple they seem more like progressives in Christian clothing, or Prog-Puppets as you put it. They finally fled China a few years ago as Chinese national socialism started ramping up, which put their lives in danger.

              • someDude says:

                @Suones

                Alf’s option sounds sensible. Bias must always be towards father. But if something horrible, leave home and cut ties.

                It’s blanket obedience to father that I am opposing to you on.

                • jim says:

                  No cutting ties.

                  Kin are always kin.

                  But when a son grows up, it is time for him to steer his own course, while honoring his father and mother irrespective of whether they “deserve” it or not.

                  When it is time for a son to get married, needs to be King of his own household.

                  When a grown son visits his Dad’s household, he should treat him as Dad. When Dad visits his son’s household, his son should still treat him as Dad, but Dad should not act like Dad, but like an honored guest. Who can be asked to leave.

                • suones says:

                  @Jim

                  When a grown son visits his Dad’s household, he should treat him as Dad. When Dad visits his son’s household, his son should still treat him as Dad, but Dad should not act like Dad, but like an honored guest. Who can be asked to leave.

                  Patria potestas extends to the Emperor and even to Sri Vishnu himself. When an Emperor visits a subject’s home, even if it be a mud hut, he is supposed to be under protection of the lord of the house, who might actually be just a poor hermit, and dharma commands the Emperor to honour his host. The same principle applies even if Sri Vishnu, for example, takes an avatar and visits a subject’s home. Dharma shastras abound with tales where disrespecting an apparently lowly host caused grave evil to befall Kings and even gods.

                  This dovetailed very strongly with the GNON-ical explanation given by you, that when the Supreme Alpha on Earth backs up the Alpha of the house, the other members of the household (especially women) become more loyal towards the Alpha of their house, who in turn rewards the Supreme Alpha with his loyalty, the chain extending up to the Supreme Alpha in the Sky in a co-operate-co-operate equilibrium.

                  It cannot be co-incidence that a rational analysis from first principles agrees so strongly with recommendations of an ancient Chesterton’s Fence.

      • Ace says:

        I feel sorry for your predicament, but filial piety demands that you obey your father.

        I don’t see it that way. If you live under your father’s roof you need to obey him or leave. But once you are a man, you make your own choices. Our tradition is that we honor our fathers and our mothers and are obedient to them while under their own roofs, but otherwise we make our choices and choose our own paths. If we lived in a more clan like situation then the patriarch would be obeyed in almost all things, but we’re currently not doing clans. As civilizations collapse, clans become the norm and I expect them to become common in America.

        • suones says:

          If you live under your father’s roof you need to obey him or leave.

          This is the clearest statement of patria potestas. A father has absolute power (of life and death) within his household. A son who is too big for his britches should stake out his own household/kingdom. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as for example Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great who did stake out his own (immensely larger) kingdom. 👍

          Americans aren’t currently doing clans because the immense area and sparse population enables people to live in small groups, especially once the Indian (feather, not dot) threat subsided. But you’ll have to do clans once the Indians (cartels, not H1Bs) return in force. Or you’ll die out. Aryans were victorious due to superior organisation compared to barbarians, which superior organisation starts with the family, then progresses to clan, and finally nation. No father, no family, no nation.

      • Theshadowedknight says:

        That isn’t true at all. A traitor is the lowest form of enemy, and a traitor to his family is the lowest form of treason. Siding with niggers in the ghetto against your own son in your own house is treason against the blood.

        • Ace says:

          All too common today. My own father showered my sisters with resources while left the boys high and dry. The progressive holiness points meant more to my father than his male line continuing and prospering. I’ve seen this in many families growing up.

          My father lucked that my sister opted for a traditional marriage and a big family after finding an alphamale to marry, but other families have highly educated and bitter cat ladies for daughters. Several families will have no grandchildren because of it.

          Drinking the poison that harms your own offspring is a great sin.

          • Snowdensjacket says:

            The son does pay the sins of the father.

            No matter what we say, gnon has his say.

            So we understand.

            May your sons be strong men, one of whom I would allow to marry my daughter.

      • The Cominator says:

        Filial piety is complex… but I do think keeping faith should have to go both ways.

        • someDude says:

          Absolutely agree. It goes both ways. Generational contract, reciprocity and all that.

          Happy to see that our future chief executioner is a man of such nuance. For this, you get first dibs on who to execute and the manner of his/her execution.

      • Joe says:

        If your father leads you into hell itself, it is your duty to follow him. You may advise him as to the folly of his actions, but you must obey him nonetheless.

        Utterly stupid and contrary to God’s intent. Again I will quote St Paul, with emphasis so that you cannot misunderstand it.

        Ephesians 6:1

        Children, obey your parents in the Lord

        • suones says:

          I will not respond to appeals to Christian scripture, as there are many here who know those.

          But anyone who sides with “God/King/Priest” against his own father is a vile traitor on earth and a sinner in the eyes of heaven. Even if the father is manifestly evil, it is the duty of the son to protect him from the folly of his ways, by example as well as coercion, if need be. Banishment of a child is the father’s right, and must be respected as well.

          But what if a father worships Moloch and wants to sacrifice his son, you ask? How do you know the father is not Abraham binding Isaac instead?

          • Joe says:

            Because the sacrifice would be done at the altar of the Lord, not in front of a grotesque idol.

      • The Cominator says:

        There are limits to a man’s duty to his parents as there are limits to a man’s duty to his king.

        Trump fleeing the field on the 6th ended our duty to him, you do not have to fight for a coward king even if I’ll be grateful for three good years and avoiding war with Russia.

        You do not have to keep faith with a father that keeps none with you, nor follow him into madness.

        • suones says:

          There are limits to a man’s duty to his parents as there are limits to a man’s duty to his king.

          Death absolves one of all obligations.

          Trump never deserved your duty. However hard we may have memed him as God-Emperor, he didn’t have what it takes in 2016 and doesn’t have it now.

          A mad father must not be “followed into madness” but rather followed to bring out of madness, or die trying.

          • alf says:

            If your father’s madness brought you debt, a useless degree, many wasted years and friendzones, the only healthy recourse is to break. There are limits to a son’s loyalty, and mine was far crossed. I tried to talk my father out of madness, only made things worse.

            Once you go your own way, or let us say, follow the path of gnon and are rewarded for it, you can perhaps mend a few things. Always healthier to mend things from a strong position.

            • suones says:

              You mentioned a father indulging in unspeakable evil, and in that case I agree that breaking off would be the only feasible option. No point in spilling good blood after bad.

      • someDude says:

        I’m sorry, but obedience to parents is a generational contract. Once any generation defects on the previous generation, then they no longer have the privilege of the cooperation of the succeeding generation.

        Defect on your dad, lose the cooperation of you Son. This knowledge will also serve to keep you in line. To counsel unquestioning obedience to a father who disobeyed his own father in flagrant ways in cooperation with an enemy ideology is either plain Dumb or just evil. I hope this is just temporary insanity on your part.

        If my king chooses to collaborate with the invading Mohammedans against his Dharmic Rival, I as a soldeir no longer have an obligation to obey my king. I will defect and desert at the first available opportunity.

    • Joe says:

      A father calling the police on his son is the epitomy of boomer retardedness. The first time my father threatened this I started walking out the door and he backed down. The second my mother threatened it I walked out the door and never returned. Two cheeks, then walk.

      Now I preach Jimian Christianity to them, and they listen, because if they do not they will never hear from me again. Now, more than ever, facing the prospect of a collapse and dark age, there is no place in the life of any Christian for anyone who does not accept the message of Jesus Christ as it was accepted at the start of the last dark age.

    • Aidan MacLear says:

      Dude, I am probably more in favor of occasionally chimping out than most people here but you need to learn some self control. If your fat girl boss is hitting on you, flirt back. If you and your dad disagree, learn to have civil disagreements. Your dad is more like a heroin addict, high on “1965”, than an actual enemy. Blood counts for more than ideology.

      I know that living in the modern world blows donkey dick for a virile hot blooded young man who doesn’t own a woman. You need to find an outlet for it, most likely involving physical courage.

      • Pooch says:

        most likely involving physical courage

        No outlet like that exists for the right. If it did, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

        • Ace says:

          There’s always a life of crime.

        • Karl says:

          Try martial arts. The experience of puching someone in the face and being punched in face makes it easier to keep civil discourse civil and to be effectively uncivil as soon as circumstances require it.

        • Not true. There are plenty of manly things you can do that help you feel and be better. Most are mere simulations of the things your ancestors did, and won’t fix your problems, or lead to any kind of social change, but “Bilge Pump” would be much happier and better-adjusted if he played a contact sport, had male friends, lifted weights, went hiking or hunting, and so on, over today’s default male hobbies of netflix, xbox, and pot.

          He gets sincerely angry when a fat and ugly girl hits on him because he takes it as an insult to his status, it sounds to him like “I’m only worthy of fat and ugly chicks”, but it hurts him because it must be true, that his status is low enough to only pull fat and ugly chicks, and he needs to fix that.

          • The Cominator says:

            If he has any money and is outside lockdown land find a good looking stripper and one who let’s you fuck her preferably at no cost above regular dances… the last part is critical even if you can afford it.

            This is not quite a girlfriend but you feel a lot better.

          • Yul Bornhold says:

            Can high adrenaline activities like riding motorcycle fill the role of contact sport or are those separate categories?

            • Prince Charming says:

              Contact sport builds skill & character. Whereas bikers tend to be bad boys because of survivorship bias. If you have grit, biking is great and enjoyable, and will give you opportunities to pass shit-tests. Or, if you’re a weak pussy impostor, fail shit-tests:

              Dean Hodes gets run off the road
              https://vimeo.com/171239885

              • Ace says:

                You’re better off being a drug dealer than a biker. Death rate is lower and the pussy is younger, easier, and better looking.

  24. Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

    Wikipedia is, in certain ways, a less conscious capitulation of the polygon’s thought-complex; which can make for some inadvertent profundity (or profound amusement) at times for one who knows what there is to know.

    In particular, every now and then one’s eyes may cross over certain passages that, for all their perfunctory understatement, can unfurl into gigantic canvases, where ghostly outlines of a whole other world become illustrated.

    As an example, if you were to read an article on, say, TOPAZ reactors, one could glance over this little gem, very emblematic in tone, and very quickly moved past:

    >The first thermionic converter reactors were discussed by scientists at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) in 1957. Following the visit of Soviet scientists to LASL in 1958, they carried out tests on TI systems in 1961, initially developing the single cell ENISY reactor (also known as TOPAZ-II).

    Now, hold on just a minute there. In the world most people know, is this not *the height of the cold war*? Were the United States and the Soviet Union not mortal enemies, locked in a struggle over the soul of the world, poised over a knifes edge of catastrophe? Was this not the same time the *red scare* was ‘paralyzing’ the populace? Would not anyone think that having *soviet personnel* in *one of the most important development sites in the nation* not risk *strategically significant information* becoming known to teh reds? As, it obviously in fact *did*?

    (The answer of course was that for men like FDR, Alger Hiss, Harry Hopkins – indeed, the whig establishment ruling America in general at the time – it was not the *soviets* that they actually viewed as real enemies – indeed, they viewed them as *fellow travelers* even – it was ‘republicans’, ‘red staters’, that is to say, *their own more right countrymen*, and anyone that reminded them of them anywhere else around the world, that they viewed as *their real enemies*, who they went to sleep at night thinking about how to destroy.)

    ~

    That was the thought that i was reminded by, when on a more recent random wikiwalk for some unrelated issue, i found myself on the ‘automobile safety’ page, and espied another gem, inspirational in it’s banality.

    >The autonomous car is expected to be safer than existing vehicles, by eliminating the single most dangerous element – the driver. The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School claims that “Some ninety percent of motor vehicle crashes are caused at least in part by human error”.

    There’s a special kind of thoughtless myopia inherent in statements like this. ‘Nintey per cent of crashes are caused by human error’, because evidently all the parts that *don’t* involve operation are also the least important.

    What statistics like this really show is that capability at command and control is by far the most significant factor in such a matter as accident incidence (just as one might expect in any matter in general). Where one may have an algorithm XYZ in the charge of a vehicle, one may then also find that ‘some ninety percent of vehicle crashes are caused at least in part by algorithm XYZ error’.

    This same myopia, perhaps archetypical of bluetribesmen, that thinks of any problem involving the intelligent operation of something as obviable merely by replacing a carboniferous machine operating it, that it superficially associates with problems of operation, with something else (such as a siliceous machine), such that it no longer has any prior emotional association with the new operator (ie, the invidious spite they instinctually feel for their neighbors is blind to it), looks with the same superficiality at most everything else in life. It perceives mere association, but has no perception of the underlying realities that give rise to association in the first place, that are needed to be met in any case, and will be present in any case.

    ‘We’ve got some social problems right now (that i may or may not be causing myself in the first place), and the king is in charge of society; therefore, if we get rid of kings, then we will never have any social problems!’

    Suppose one notes many problems arising in association with proper operation of module A, in manner B, at time C. Where one were to devise a mechanism to handle it’s operation in the stead of a more meaty operator, what has taken place is not an obviation of the possibility of ‘operator error’, in any absolute sense, but rather, what you have done is replaced *one operator with another operator*.

    And if the problem of operating module A, in manner B, at time C, is a *hard* problem, then use of operators with less world formation capacity will oft be for the worse.

    Soviet design philosophy in the late cold war was largely dominated by this trend, minimizing any ‘human element’ through automation to any extent possible (or extents impossible, as it happened). Fighter pilots meant to be mere stick actuators, nuclear sub crewmen meant to be mere console jockeys, and so on.

    By incidental comparison, submariners in Admiral Rickover’s navy were expected to handle near every single detail of the operation of their boats. Great deals of ‘inefficient’ redundancy was the order of the day.

    Many different crewmen trained to do a same job. Many different crewmen trained to do each other’s jobs. Three or four ancillary widgets where one or two primaries would do. Almost no automation at all in reactor design, any aspect of operation that could be controlled by a crewman, was.

    As it happened, the soviet underseas fleet was persistently dogged with break downs, accidents, and catastrophes. Meanwhile, the good admiral Rickover’s nuclear force had not a single issue in over 50 years of continuous operation.

    At the end of the day, it came down to a question of what could produce higher quality operators. The soviet operators – be it the ones made of carbon, or steel, or silicon – hardly understood anything about how their boats operated; and so every time something outside of the ordinary happened, there was no way to stop it from becoming even more ‘extra-ordinary’. Whereas, the american operators understood all *but* everything about how their boats operated; and so whenever things outside of the ordinary happened, they were capable of acting intelligently to set things right – that they even knew what right was. Objects sought to be achieved irrespective of the contingencies of circumstance; and hence capable of adapting to the contingencies of circumstance.

    ~

    The former, as distinct from the latter, is of course what one could expect from commie-minded beings, congenital leftists, insecure solipsists, and other synonyms. Their model of others is mirrors reflecting the self; and so of course, they think of others as the same sort of worthless creature other parts of themselves think of themselves. Thus thereby the feeling: that the accomplished don’t ‘deserve’ their accomplishments; that the rich don’t ‘deserve’ their riches; that the high status don’t ‘deserve’ their status. That power is easy, not hard.

    ‘They’re not better than me, they’re just the same as me: worthless.’

    And thus thereby their frustrated desire for power – the only thing that animates them in their otherwise joyless existence – becomes sublimated; ‘if i can not have power, then no one can!’, ‘if i can not be trusted, then no one can!’.

    Bureaucracy, but no one with authority; protocol, but no one with responsibility; Hammurabi’s code, but no Hammurabi.

    King Computer does not evoke the same instinctual spite that King Co-Ethnic does. Kafkaesque rube goldberg machines of procedural sclerosis preferred to anyone looking like they are *in charge of anything*.

    Selling out fellows to alien kings has of course always and already been the province of der ewige whig throughout the ages. Future leftists however may find themselves with the chance to sell each other out to things not even humanoid at all – all the more directly satisfying their impulsive thanatos. Handwringers have often peddled fever dreams of ‘AI uprisings’ killing people. Rather, bluechecks would jump to support instantiating the creatus that would *promise* to kill their neighbors.

    ~

    A basic problem many certain sorts of singularitan fetishists have is that, being children of our present modernity, they look at issues from this gay and bluepilled leftist frame – which is peddled to them from the academies they attend, the journalists they read, the networks they tune in to – rather than a more basado y rojopastillo frame.

    They don’t see what they advocate for as replacing an operator for something with another operator, which would imply that the object is to replace bad operators with better operators, which would be bigoted and discriminatory and prejudicial (or to the extent they do think of it, they of course think of replacing their compatriots first instead).

    Rather, they see it as replacing one operator with *no operators at all*, which is very democratic and egalitarian and other curse words.

    They are unwilling – or unable – to truly acknowledge what it is that is truly sought to be done; and because of that of course efforts by such men are doomed to failure – or non-sapient trial and error with many bodybags along the way, at best.

    • suones says:

      There’s a special kind of thoughtless myopia inherent in statements like this. ‘Nintey per cent of crashes are caused by human error’, because evidently all the parts that *don’t* involve operation are also the least important.

      There’s a special kind of egalitarian blindness that reduces, must reduce, individuals of varying temperament and capacity to “humans.” Once you posit that all men are created equal, you must admit that all men are equally good drivers, and that driving is, or should be, a fundamental right.

      But that’s observably not the case. Most “men” are actually NPCs (or goyim, to use the correct term), and lack the aptitude to operate any heavy machinery without being a hazard to themselves (which is fine) or others (which is not fine). I can’t see why they must be allowed to pollute roads and destroy the flow of traffic through rampant idiocy. This is the genesis of the Soviet system: trying to replace the “intelligence” of the goy actually at the wheel (hah!) by a golem driven by the superior intelligence of its designer. Said golem is supposed to operate the machine better than its goy (former) operator. Which actually does happen in a lot of cases. Every single mechanical or industrial automation has brought forth stupid arguments about how a “machine” cannot replace the je ne sais quoi of a goy human operator. Cue John Henry…

      Of course, to prevent this idiocy from arising the Soviets would have to admit that all men are not equivalent drivers, and only some deserve to hold a licence to kill drive. But that’s sacrilege! Or was that not Soviets but Americans?

      PS: Programming a “computer” is a deeply spiritual task of great import, akin to creating a golem. The creator binds a part of his soul to the machine to bring it to life. A golem is better than ten soldiers, and ten golems better than an Army of men. A golem will never, ever betray the creator under any circumstances that the creator has allowed, and will fight God Himself on behalf of the creator. This is why some can instinctively pick up programming, while others, especially goyim, find it inscrutable. Warhammer 40K puts a lampshade on it, but only Jewry has the correct spiritual framework, currently, to deal with this.

      PPS: This knowledge falls under the category of “Yantra”-vidya, which is of supreme importance and power in the current age, though neglected by spiritual Hindus. We have a spiritual framework to deal with this, but it has fallen into disrepair and superstition.

      PPPS: Countries like Germany are de-jure egalitarian, but they make driving tests so tough that they become IQ-tests instead, so end up with de-facto orderly streets (at least for Europoids who actually have to take the tests, unlike peaceful African children fleeing the war in Syria).

      • Arakawa says:

        > This is why some can instinctively pick up programming, while others, especially goyim, find it inscrutable. Warhammer 40K puts a lampshade on it, but only Jewry has the correct spiritual framework, currently, to deal with this.

        Please define ‘deal with this’. I’m not opposed to the idea that writing a complex successful program is not the same as doing it well (as seen with the many abominations of UNIX). But for your remark to be convincing you’ll need to show some of the data points you’re working from.

        When I think of attempts to establish ‘correct spiritual framework’ for programming I primarily think of Edsger Dijkstra. Not spiritual enough, of course. But what’s a better example?

        • Ace says:

          Programming is engineering. Religious thinking about engineering problems indicates someone who doesn’t have the brains to understand reality and engineering well enough to solve them. Stupid people should not be engineers.

          • jim says:

            Exactly so.

          • f6187 says:

            Dijkstra’s formulation of the principles of formal correctness is indeed an engineering technique, but it also has a religious sensibility, with a moral imperative to align the mind to the logos of programming, and manifested in Dijkstra’s practice as an apostle, writing his holy epistles by hand and distributing them to the disciples by way of photocopied /samizdat/ in the 1980s.

            • jim says:

              There are religious frames that facilitate engineering, and religious frames that destroy it.

              There are also supposedly atheist frames that destroy it.

            • suones says:

              f6187:

              I couldn’t have put it better myself. Creating a golem is a spiritual activity, whether you think about it in those terms or not. Warhammer 40K takes it to an extreme, and yet it makes sense (tech-priests-Omnissiah).

      • jim says:

        > only Jewry has the correct spiritual framework, currently, to deal with this.

        On the contrary. Orthodox Jews quite spectacularly underperform in science, technology, engineering, and software engineering, and their underperformance is worst when applying esoteric theory to practice.

        Even atheist Jews are weak in applied science, and Orthodox Jews are a total washout. No orthodox Jew has ever given us a technological advance. Not one.

        Their theorizing is good, but loses connection to practice.

        A Jew can’t do $#!% unless he is an atheist or Christian raised atheist or Christian.

        Muslim engineers are weak in an analogous but subtly different way, and always have to outsource a major part of the task to non Muslims. It is more that they have no theory, rather than that they cannot connect theory to practice.

        Of major modern day religions, only Christians, and far from all Christians, have the correct spiritual framework. Maybe Hindus do OK, but dot Indians on H1Bs underperform.

        Greek pagans did OK so long as their faith embraced the unity of soul and body, so long as their afterlife was conducted in the grave, so long as each household’s Gods were its fathers, still incarnate in their graves.

        Christians do OK, so long as they embrace the trinity and celebrate its contradiction. God is three and God is one.

        The connection between faith and engineering competence is strange and surprising, but obvious and glaring.

        I conjecture that the underlying problem is that to have theory at all, and to connect theory to practice, you have to resolve the mind body problem, which requires a leap of faith. And, having leaped, if you are going to apply theory, you need to land with both feet on the ground. And a lot of faiths demand you leap, but to place where you don’t have your feet on the ground.

        • clovis says:

          I have a book on my shelf that I never finished reading: “The Savior of Science” by Stanley Jaki. He was a Catholic priest and the book purports to explain why science emerged in the Christian west and nowhere else, if I remember correctly. You might actually read the book and find something valuable in it, or you might have read it already.

          • clovis says:

            From the back cover: “In ‘The Savior of Science’ Jaki…illumines one of the best kept secrets of science history–the role theology has historically played in fruitful scientific development. The volume begins by portraying a most-neglected…facet of cultural history–the invariable stillbirths of science in great ancient cultures…Greece, China, India, and the early Muslim empire. This overview provides the background for the first major thesis of the book: belief in Christ…secured for science its only viable birth in a period beginning in the high middle ages.”

        • Arakawa says:

          Thank you.

          I don’t like everything about this blog but I certainly do like coming here to learn some things that contradict official reality but don’t contradict the evidence of my two eyes. Saying that Jewish programmers make the most spiritual programs contradicted the evidence of my two eyes.

          Programming benefits from Christianity the same as mathematics, by cultivating the sense that a good program is based on objective true beautiful simple forms and that making programs conform to those forms pleases God, therefore worth doing even when slapping together a big ball of mud and foisting it on the poor sob that maintains it after you would advance your Earthly career faster.

          The stuff about splitting off a bit of your soul to make a golem that fights God for you doesn’t seem to provide that benefit. What it seems to result in is endless Spectre Meltdown errors in Intel processors and OpenAI neural networks that produce coherent grammatically correct writing with no point to it.

        • suones says:

          Of major modern day religions, only Christians, and far from all Christians, have the correct spiritual framework.

          I would consider this statement true if by “Christian” you actually meant “Jimian Christian” which is a rather specific form of Christianity with few current adherents (but much broader spread in the past). Which is why I pay obeisance to your religion and your god.

        • Snowdensjacket says:

          [*deleted for posting from a Christian frame*]

    • European Mutt says:

      Thank you for this comment.

      For a long time I did not understand why relatively smart people, engineers and software engineers, mathematicians etc. could ever embrace straight-up non-heretical progressivism. Heretics like Scott Alexander I could understand why they became this way, but I’ve never been able to reconcile how you could be a sincere prog and technically/mathematically competent (though rarely excellent) at the same time. Basically if such a person displayed the blatant disregard for reality characteristic for progs in his day job he couldn’t get anything done.

      Now it finally makes sense. These people go for tech not because they find it interesting or because it tickles their brains but because they quite simply, consciously or not, hate humans and seek to replace them with tech or bureaucracy or “systems”. A profoundly sad thought, but that also explains why so many progs talk so enthusiastically about tech they so obviously do not understand at all. For example this crap I see even software engineers repeat about AI writing code; if AI could do that (everyone who actually has a clue says it will not in the foreseeable future), why could it not obsolete the compiler too while it’s at it? (Same thing with automated language translation where Jim is one of the few sane voices on the topic.)

      There is this talking point about “leftism” (progism) being a death cult, but until now the true meaning of that has not clicked. It’s not necessarily about killing, it’s much broader than that.

      Also the more I discover about progressivism the more I realize how alien it is to my own mind (and I do think there is a genetic component, but I’m not sure how much of an impact that has). I used to be a leftist but that was because I was truly naive and innocent about some things and not religiously deluded, so reality could redpill me unhindered. I hope my kids will inherit the immunity to the mind virus.

  25. Saul Goldfarb says:

    Jim, I have a few 10ks of cash to spare but I don’t know much about investing. I heard you made good money in the 2007 crash through use of forbidden knowledge. That the people given risky loans wouldn’t repay because they hadn’t the talent to earn that kind of money.

    Am wondering what kinds of stocks are safe because naturally stable resources and what kinds are safe because the elite will protect them from collapsing. Amazon, for example, seems to have entwined itself within the System, motivating the system to protect it. Weapons industries like Northropp Grummann seem pretty safe, because even if diversity makes their products useless (*especially* if diversity makes their products useless?), the military will continue to buy in large amounts.

    Any thoughts?

    • jim says:

      My advice is that in the current environment, preserve capital against surprising political developments is the issue. Buy bitcoin, and convert to Monaro of Zcash.

      I should look into MimbleWimble. They have some very smart techies, better than Bitcoin or Monaro, but I know less about it than I should.

      Diversity from bitcoin, rather than convert it all. There is a high likelihood that bitcoin will eat the world financial system, appreciating to about $300 per mBTC ($300 000 per BTC). There is also a high likelihood it will be attacked with the blood diamonds attack to prevent it from eating the world financial system, and go right down.

      The most urgent cryptographic task is to create a cryptocurrency resistant to the blood diamonds attack. It has not happened, but there is a high likelihood it will.

      But it is going to be harder to take your BTC away from you than your bank accounts, your shares, and your real estate. The blood diamonds attack has not been launched because very few of our enemies can understand it.

      Collapse of the US$ is a real possibility, though not for at least five years, and perhaps considerably longer. Investing in US companies has increasing political risk – observe what happened to Marvel Comics and Intel. I am diversifying out of the US.

      • The Ducking Man says:

        Jim, I understand your support for BTC, but do you have alternative investment other than BTC in Long Term (+10 years)?.

        My country ban BTC and some people actually went to jail for it.

        I have small real estate, but if the nut jobs in davos actually succeeded I don’t think classic investment like having real estate or business will be safe.

        • Karl says:

          Gold?

          • The Ducking Man says:

            Already have a few gold in possession.

            Issue is gold price today is very expensive. Price today in my area is $65/oz, I used to buy it $35/oz in 2019.

            Also selling gold can be tricky business. Normally people don’t just buy gold from regular people like me, and gold merchant haggles when buying gold.

            Though Gold is very solid collateral when borrowing money, for liquidity purpose I personally find gold a bit bit impractical.

          • jim says:

            Today, crypto currency is better than gold. In crisis and collapse, gold has in the past served well.

            If you invest in land, cattle, and houses, the land produces crops, the cattle produce more cattle, and the houses produce shelter, while gold produces nothing.

            Which assumes a social order exists where you can hang on to the product of land, cattle, and houses, and for much of history this has not been case.

            Anglo Saxons have enjoyed the fruits of productive property since the thirteenth century, but over the world as a whole, it is usually only a century or two between it all blowing up.

            Eight centuries of order would suggest that productive property is safe, but things tend to explode during a holiness spiral, and they tend to explode during the last days of democracy.

            However, crypto currency is less stealable than gold, and easier and safer to transport, so I think that during this cycle, crypto currency will be what you need, rather than gold.

            People buy gold as insurance against social collapse. Now they are buying bitcoin, Monaro, and Zcash.

            Today you can buy stuff with bitcoin, particularly international internet stuff. You cannot buy that stuff with gold.

            • Karl says:

              No, I cannot buy international internet stuff with gold, but at present I can exchange gold for whatever currency is needed to buy international internet stuff.

              In past collapse gold could be converted into whatver currency was then needed. Why should the present collapse be different in this respect?

              You may argue that gold might become illegal, but that simply makes converting gold into any other currency more difficult and more expensive. Anyway, in some places crypto currency is already illegal, while gold is not.

              • jim says:

                > No, I cannot buy international internet stuff with gold, but at present I can exchange gold for whatever currency is needed to buy international internet stuff.

                Increasingly, an increasing number of people cannot buy international internet stuff with government currency. International transactions tend to unpredictably go astray.

                A Filipina maid sends money to her home country so her family can dig a well, the money disappears in transit, and the Filipino bank account connected to her paypal account gets frozen.

                International capital movements are increasingly obstructed. Americans are blocked from investing in Samsung, even though it is theoretically legal and theoretically traded on American stock exchanges, somehow it is not. I cannot invest in Rockchip. I cannot invest in …

                • Anonymous 2 says:

                  The current FATF-driven banking regime is quite annoying and must be delendam. (An initiative originated with Obama, of course.)

                  Banks are, briefly put, useless to customers by now. I’ll elide the full rant, but by all means replace the banking system too.

                • Karl says:

                  My remark was about gold as a store of value, not gold as a medium of exchange.

                  Crypto currency is a better means of exchange than gold. Even government currency is a better means of exchange than gold. That doesn’t make it a good store of value.

        • Snowdensjacket says:

          Real wealth. Many children, smart and educated in the religion of your choosing, passed through their mother, your wife. Your patriarchal wife. Money should be used to create actual wealth, that will exist even when money means nothing.

          What is worth more? Five tracts of town homes to rent? Or five children who love and obey, and worship your God, with the knowlege of creation nurtured within them?

          Hey why not get both? But understand what wealth is and know thy enemies.

      • onyomi says:

        Sorry if this is remedial, but what is the blood diamonds attack?

        • Cloudswrest says:

          Ditto!

        • jim says:

          Not remedial at all. Insufficient discussion of it.

          For a long time, people used uncut diamonds as money, because you can take it through airports. A lot Jews supposedly in the diamond business were actually in the money changing business.

          The “international community” did not like certain groups buying weapons, so they demonetized and deplatformed them. So those groups used uncut diamonds.

          I suppose that many of these groups were very bad people, but among the groups that were cancelled, deplatformed, and demonetized, were the Tutsi in the Congo, whose sin was to resist a genocide, a genocide that was being carried out by army of the Congo with air support and artillery support from “the international community”

          So, some diamonds were deemed “blood diamonds”, and diamonds ceased to be fungible, because if some mysterious stranger showed up with a bag full of mysterious diamonds in his pockets, they were “blood diamonds”. A whole lot Jewish diamond merchants went out of business.

          For something to be useful as money, it has to be fungible.

          A currency has to be fungible. And a cryptocurrency needs privacy, not so much to protect its users (there does not seem to be a lot of demand for privacy) but to protect its fungibility.

          Lack of privacy is likely to lead to the blood diamonds attack, where governments declare a long and ever growing list of bitcoins to be tainted, and twist the arms of the miners to exclude transactions in those bitcoins, with the result bitcoins cease to be fungible and thus cease to be money, as uncut diamonds ceased to be money.

          Bitcoin is vulnerable to the one third attack. If one third of miners exclude “tainted” bitcoins and refuse to add to a chain ending in a block containing “tainted” bitcoins, other miners have an incentive to exclude “tainted” bitcoins also, to improve the prospects that their block becomes part of the longest chain.

          Bitcoin miners operate in big expensive facilities that are fixed in place, hence vulnerable to coercion. The great advantage of proof of stake is that stake resides in secrets, secrets that can pass through airports without difficulty. Thus the consensus mechanism of a proof of stake currency is resistant to coercion.

          If some coins are deemed tainted, this reduces the usefulness and usability of the currency for everyone, for taint is apt to spread unpredictably.

          (This has been called the ten percent attack, but it does not actually work until rather more than ten percent join the attack. One third, however will suffice. Calling it the blood diamonds attack is more accurate. The blood diamonds attack put a lot of people out of business, for they were really in the money changer business, rather than the jewelry business.)

          Blockchain analysis is a big problem, though scaling is rapidly becoming a bigger problem.

          Monaro and other privacy currencies solve the privacy problem by padding the blockchain with chaff, to defeat blockchain analysis, but this greatly worsens the scaling problem. If Bitcoin comes under the blood diamonds attack, Monaro will be the next big crypto currency, but Monaro has an even worse scaling problem than Bitcoin.

          • Cloudswrest says:

            Indeed. It occurred to me a long time ago that Bitcoins could become tainted and/or blacklisted and hence, not really fungible. BTW, did you coin the term “Blood Diamond Attack” for this?

            • jim says:

              My term, because history matters, and it is not the ten percent attack. Ten percent will not work.

              History also shows that any attack on fungibility is a deadly attack on the currency itself.

          • Pooch says:

            How could bitcoins become “tainted”? They exist only in the context of a UTXO, right? So in actuality wouldn’t this in actuality a list of addresses that are “tainted” and thus blacklisted?

            • Pooch says:

              So in actuality wouldn’t this be a list of addresses that are “tainted” and thus blacklisted?*

            • Pseudo-chrysostom says:

              ‘Bad people doing bad things are using bitcoins to do them.’

              As easy as that.

      • Jsd says:

        Being completely new to this, which wallet should I get? What percent of liquid savings turn into crypto?

        • jim says:

          A substantial and increasing portion. Not all of them. Crypto currency is insurance against catastrophe, and catastrophe, though looming, is not imminent.

          Bitcoin, Monaro, and Zcash. Run your bitcoin through mixers and the lightning network. If you have substantial savings, need a hardware wallet. Use a hardware wallet supported by a good crypto software wallet, for example a Bitcoin core wallet with no money in it connected to a software anonymity client wallet with little money in it connected to a hardware client with substantial money in it.

    • Prince Charming says:

      When the heavy industries in Britain and France were nationalised, the share holders were given fair value for their paper. Whereas current US paper holders are much more likely to get the $GME treatment.

      • jim says:

        You miss the point.

        When Intel was repurposed from producing chips to producing superior holiness, no compensation for shareholders.

        When Star Wars was repurposed from entertainment to moral uplift, no compensation for shareholders.

        When, half way through, the Mandalorean had its plot arc changed …

        • Prince Charming says:

          @Goldfarb’s thesis is that even as Northrop Grumman retools for superior holiness, the military will keep shovelling money at them. Which is plausible, but doesn’t mean that the shareholder will see any of it.

          If giving someone money could somehow guarantee share of future profits, buying sluts drinks at the bar would be a cunning move.

  26. notglowing says:

    It seems that the Italian government crisis concluded with the President, Mattarella, nominating the new Prime Minister after Conte was kicked out.

    He chose Mario Draghi, who you might know as the European Central Bank president for the entirety of the last decade. His signature is on every Euro bill.

    He’s an EU establishment insider, and was likely nominated by Mattarella for that reason. Mattarella doesn’t like anti-EU sentiments in Italy, and decided to nominate him instead of doing the alternative which was to redo elections.

    So Draghi is going to be in charge of the executive now, despite not really being voted into the position by anyone, and he will almost certainly go with EU policies and follow “austerity”, so higher taxes, along with cuts to government programs, which will make most people unhappy.

    Considering he was specifically the ECB president, I have to wonder what kinds of policies he might implement against cryptocurrencies, though it seems they have bigger fish to fry at the moment.

    • European Mutt says:

      I agree he’ll push “austerity” and piss off the left and the right equally. High tax rates in an inflationary/stagflationary environment just add insult to injury. Although most Italians like the Greeks don’t pay all of their taxes which is a good thing (plus some of them are supposed to pay off two stationary bandits, and one looks rather more reasonable than the other). The real idiots holding the bag are the Germans who just agreed to “corona bonds” but are seriously debating a debt ceiling right now. Instead they should just suspend all taxes and bail out all small businesses with 100% of last year’s revenue until they have Greek levels of debt. Eurozone default only a matter of when, not if.

      I’m somewhat hopeful for Italy, they were never really brainwashed out of their history and Mussolini was way more based than Hitler but they need a good leader for the street (Salvini is too much of a Trump figure, time for politicians is over).

      I expect cryptos in the EU to be heavily regulated on paper within maybe 1 or 2 years. They have to try to delay Euro collapse. Probably EU-based exchanges will be forced out of the market when that regulation hits, but crackdowns on miners or private wallets will probably only happen in countries like Germany or Sweden that actually enforce all the insane EU laws, probably not in Bulgaria or Portugal. They may try in Italy but it will be too ungovernable by that time, they aren’t succeeding in enforcing lockdowns/curfews right now.

      • jim says:

        Regulation of crypto currency cannot work. The only way to make regulation work is to ban all encrypted communication – which they might well do, but encrypted communication is deeply embedded in the internet.

        What they have done is backdoor every major usage of encrypted communication, in particular SSL, which is the biggie, but SSH is mighty big, and it is fine.

        Lots of countries ban vpns that are not backdoored, and ban tor. But there are thriving workarounds. Or, as in Venezuela and Cuba they just shut down the internet, and bust people who set up their own internet using point to point wireless. It can be done, but requires startlingly drastic measures. The great firewall of China leaks mightily.

        As soon as they take countermeasures against encrypted communication, people take counter counter measures. It is an arms race that they might be able to win, but the level of coercion, disruption, and technological competence required may well be beyond the capability of a decadent and self destructing elite.

        • Gedeon says:

          [deleted for lack of understanding of cryptography and blockchains]

          • jim says:

            I had from the beginning, and continue to have, strong reservations about bitcoin, and I welcome debate on the topic with those that know what they are talking about.

            Cryptography empowers the defender against the attacker. Moving property rights to the blockchain is a mighty fortress, which Satoshi understood better than I. (Though when it comes to scaling and privacy, I think events have shown my argument had truth.)

        • Prince Charming says:

          Jim, would you please explain what you envision this survivor mode of crypto may look like, what use cases you see as unbannable? My understanding is that that crypto exists at the pleasure of the respective governments, and there is hope that they will tolerate full access to institutional users, and retail will need to comply with KYC and the various snitch laws that banks and payment processors need to abide by.

          If the government decrees that crypto = terrorism financing, and the news starts printing stories of terrorist enablers being detained for possessing computer programs that could perhaps be somehow used to handle crypto, I cannot see how that will not restrict the usage to all but the most hardcore users, all but HODLing in memory or steganographic paper wallets. No-one will be buying lollipops. That the government will be able to circumvent the technical measures is a foregone conclusion; they only need to break confidentiality, and they only need to catch you once. You on the other hand — and all the devs of all your tools — need to maintain 100% opsec, forever.

          I don’t believe that tech you cite will solve the problem of either availability or confidentiality. Tor was developed by the US intelligence community to (a) facilitate clandestine communication and (b) asymmetrically allow the Five Eyes traffic analysis capability (because they have full intake, and because they run many if not most of the exit nodes), while denying it to lesser adversaries. Clandestine Internet access is again the Cathedral sponsoring color revolutions, such as when during the Arab Spring Internet shutdowns, French volunteers who just happened to be in possession of rackfuls of modems started offering free dial-up access. SSH has seen its share of security disasters, notoriously when Debian devs in 2006 opted to use the PID, and only the PID, as the random seed to generate SSH keys (CVE-2008-0166), making all newly provisioned SSH servers on Debian and Ubuntu for two years until 2008 as secure as telnet. The Cathedral will be able to degrade availability, and doxx most users within a few years’ timeframe at most, even without doing any new social engineering attacks on any devs.

          • jim says:

            > That the government will be able to circumvent the technical measures is a foregone conclusion; they only need to break confidentiality, and they only need to catch you once.

            Governments of China, Iran, etc, are not successfully circumventing technical measures. Governments of Cuba and Venezuela succeed only by denying their people technology. Cannot send encrypted messages if you cannot send messages except from a cop shop with cop standing over you.

            The means that are in practice required to “circumvent technical measures” are startlingly drastic.

            • Prince Charming says:

              Venezuela, Cuba, Iran are not Five Eyes countries. China is doing great with respect to their goals, i.e. preventing sedition, making degeneracy low status, and preserving their ability to stem foreign propaganda.

              We live in a surveillance state where the state does a full intake on all electronic comms, globally, and when something pops up, they parallel-construct a story about a random traffic stop, or that your ex grassed you up. But also, the ex may have grassed you up, you being a terrorist and stuff. The reason we do not have Internet cafes with police and ID card requirement is that the Five Eyes states already have a full visibility into your personal Internet connection.

              If I understand your vision correctly, Jim, in the near future we will have computing devices, Internet, electricity, and encryption. But the surveillance tech is scaled back to way before Snowden’s time, and the state loses interest in prosecuting “money laundering” and “financing terrorism”.

              • jim says:

                > China is doing great with respect to their goals, i.e. preventing sedition, making degeneracy low status, and preserving their ability to stem foreign propaganda.

                They are not doing a great job in preventing people from using cryptocurrency and so on and so forth.

                • Snowdensjacket says:

                  I am a craftsman not a software engineer, though one of my brothers is, and another a chemist. Let us say you succeed, and have temporary control. How will you turn this temporary win into a kingship? Or if not you, another man? A fat nerd. Well, if you want to pirate among the world of the pirates, I will not hold this against you. But it only harms thy, for you to pretend it is otherwise, or to pretend a bit coin is going to beat a chickens egg.

                  My son can eat the chickens egg.

                • jim says:

                  I have no intention of keeping control. It would not work as money if I did. Power must lie with the people that have the money. Initially the founders will have all of it, but it would do them no good if all of it, or even a large proportion of it, remained in their hands.

                • C4ssidy says:

                  Since it may not be obvious to everyone – buy an initial stash of Jimcoin and then sell no more than half of it per power of ten. This gives you a good balance of revenue over the next 10-20 years while still allowing you to finish as a millionaire

        • notglowing says:

          There’s also the fact that western democracies move slow and have to follow procedures in order to enact laws.
          Financial regulations are easy for them to introduce, but Cryptocurrency is not just a financial asset, it’s also a technology.
          And disrupting a technology, and preventing it from being used, requires much much more invasive and difficult to pass and enforce laws compared to financial regulations.
          Methods to preserve once privacy such as VPNs are already very common in the west for other reasons.
          And there would be opposition from multiple sides to legislation that tries to intrude even further into people’s privacy.
          The legislators are at a big disadvantage with all the technology and infrastructure that has been freely developed in the past decade or two.

          Bitcoin can currently run without even using an internet connection, just receiving signals from a satellite.
          And when it does require a connection, it requires very little and inconspicuous traffic to receive blocks.
          Not hard to remain stealthy.

          • jim says:

            > There’s also the fact that western democracies move slow and have to follow procedures in order to enact laws.

            Laws have ceased to matter. There is only power. Everything is illegal, it is just that the laws are erratically and selectively enforced.

            Every time you buy a Rasberry Pi clone from China, you are breaking several laws on money transfer that could in theory get you seven years each. You will not get seven years, but the money might disappear in transit.

            • Snowdensjacket says:

              [*deleted*]

              • jim says:

                I deleted about twenty of your posts all for much the same reasons.

                You don’t seem to be a literal shill in the sense of having a human resources department scrutinizing your output for productivity and potential thought crimes, but you do sound like an entryist.

                You purport to be old type right wing Christian, but you sound commie, not Christian, and not right wing.

                The working class is not pissed off for lack of bread. They are pissed off for lack of pussy, lack of fathers, and lack of sons – and it looks to me that our prog elite wants to redirect their wrath against the rich, lest it be directed against the Human Resources Department and Child Protective Services, so the elite is turning commie, and the commies are supporting the prog elite.

                Do you claim to be Christian? If so, give me the short affirmation: Jesus Christ is Lord. Born in Bethlehem, died in Jerusalem, and is, is from before the beginning of the world. Wholly man and wholly God, God is three and God is one.

                • Snowdensjacket says:

                  Yet I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to help men understand that patriarchy is a choice, we do indeed pay for the sins of our fathers, and for our sons to succeed we must choose patriarchy. And that to understand this choice a man should go learn game, that he may control his wife, and teach his sons while leading his daughters.

                  I have aligned my short term goals for my family with the further eroding of property rights, not because I do not belive in property rights, but because the lack of property rights over the most valuable property, fertile young women, is and will be suffering the tragedy of the commons through at least my children’s lives and likely my grand children. Hence property rights will continue to erode, the apple carts will be knocked over, crypto currency as it stands is only a man standing on an apple cart yelling help me push this apple cart to the market. Before it is pushed over.

                  I do hope you can succeed in making a cart that can’t be pushed over. I spent a lot of time trying to make men who can and will own the greatest property, but, alas Jim. I failed. Now I will raise boys who can own, and raise women to be owned. A new woman in only a few months.

                  But those apple carts? It looks to me that they are going to be pushed over. If I want them to or not. The men needed to carry that cart are men we need to raise right now, as the apple’s fall, and the next harvest fails because of it. That harvest will fail, the apple cart will be knocked over, and the men who would carry it will watch, and know what it means, and know what we need to do to be able to move their apple cart to their market.

                  I know of no other way forward. Though I do wish your plan well, and may it succeed, the world will rejoice.

          • jim says:

            > Bitcoin can currently run without even using an internet connection, just receiving signals from a satellite.
            And when it does require a connection, it requires very little and inconspicuous traffic to receive blocks.
            > Not hard to remain stealthy.

            The point of vulnerability is not the peers, but the miners. Fortunately very few in our elite know what a miner is or what he does, and those few that do know probably have bitcoin.

  27. Ace says:

    First public indication of the military purges underway:

    https://twitter.com/YossiGestetner/status/1356749770035978241

    Necessary to get rid of the oversight before the rank and file are purged.

  28. Catholic Sheepdog says:

    Jim what’s your take on the Patrick Byrne essays over on deepcapture.com

  29. Jim says:

    Hey Jim. Since you were the first person to engage with Satoshi I’m curious about your thoughts regarding Craig Wright and his attempts to steal the Bitcoin name and Satoshi’s legacy? This guy is causing havoc, threatening the Devs, putting up bounties for contact details of people that speak out against him. I’m sure your aware of his presence, he wants us all to think he is Satoshi. This guy is now sending out letters of demand for people to remove the white paper from their site. This charlatan needs to be stopped before he causes more damage. Your thoughts?

    • jim says:

      We all know what should be done with enemy agents who are wreaking havoc in meatspace.

    • notglowing says:

      I’m amazed that Wright is still around causing havoc after all these years.
      No one likes him, no one believes him, he’s just a clown who causes problems to everybody.

  30. Ace says:

    Elon’s been meeting with the Turkish government. I wonder if he’s considering moving Starship development there? Turkey’s likely to do well in a post US hegemon world.

    • Theshadowedknight says:

      I’m not sure it is wise to trust the Turks, but they have their own drone industry because the West does not want to sell to them. That could be a source of valuable engineering experience. Turkey wouldn’t be the worst place to end up for Musk, especially as it is aligning more with Russia.

    • Pooch says:

      Can’t imagine the Cathedral being too fond of that relationship.

    • The Cominator says:

      Turkey is not a good place of refuge

      1) Turdogan is a Muslim and has replaced based Kemalism with Shitlam.

      2) Everyone hates him, hes betrayed and double crossed every other country he has dealt with including other Muslim countries (how Muslim).

      It could be attacked by anyone at any time…

      • jim says:

        Erdogan will not trust anyone who does not convert to his brand of Islam with plausible sincerity to work on high tech in Turkey.

        Islam has a surprising number of damn good engineers. Like India, lot of racial diversity. The ones that come to America seem to be better than the dot Indians, who are generally second raters. India had good mathematics and good steel when Europe was in a dark age. They were conquered by handful of British due to British racial superiority and Indian social decay. At the time that they were conquered the Indians were roughly at the same level of technology as the British.

        Islam is profoundly inimical to science and technology, but Erdogan is doing OK because his engineers are in good contact with the west.

        • suones says:

          A more recent, and apt, comparison would be to Late Dr Gerard Bull, one of my personal heroes, and the inventor of the space cannon. He was hounded out of Canada, USA, Belgium, later took refuge in Saddam’s Iraq (till recently a US satellite), all for a chance of making his dream a reality.

          He was murdered, probably by Mossad, who felt threatened by Saddam possessing a cannon of such immense power.

          Elon will do well to ponder this before attempting to move to Turkey.

          Think about it: a cannon that could shoot satellites into orbit. Along with VTOL transport rockets and moon-bases, orbital cannons are part of the trifecta of golden age science fiction. Dr Bull got very near to one of those goals, Elon is now very near a second one.

          • jim says:

            And, should he persist, very near to meeting the fate of Dr Gerard Bull.

            But there is an important difference now, in that the USG military is now much weaker, and the Saddams correspondingly stronger.

    • Mister Grumpus says:

      Wait. How can SpaceX get any US-gov business if they’re developing Starship outside the US? If ITAR means they can’t hire non-citizens inside the US then how could they employ non-citizens in foreign countries?

      Who’s the stupid one here, Elon or me?

      The Cali-Florida Falcon’s are design-frozen and thus relatively Shaniqua-proof. Good for them. Let’s all stop and salute Elon’s instincts to get those done and dusted before the 2021 Brown Wave. Fucking genius. No one from Pretoria thinks time is his friend.

      But does a smart risk-taker with low normalcy bias now perceive that the Starship is hopeless as a product for US-gov anyway, because Where’s Shaniqua?

      And if that’s the case, and if Elon refuses to lose, then maybe he has no choice left but to call out “fuck it” and take the Starship Show to wherever on earth he’s allowed to keep it alive. Dreams are dreams, man.

      This sounds crazy but also makes perfect sense, at the same time.

      Come to think of it, Afrikaners know how to diaspora, don’t they? Loyalty to their magic dirt got them nothing but grief. Elon didn’t come to the US because he likes country music, and he won’t stick around just for McRib sandwiches either.

      • jim says:

        Musk has tweeted that he is not going to get to Mars under the regulatory regime that started immediately after Trump cucked out. On the twenty eighth of January, exactly one week after the inauguration by the deep state of the president elected by the official media, they discovered that no rocket test that has the objective of getting to Mars is safe. Rocket tests that have the objective of proving that all science and technology was stolen from black African females will of course be permitted.

        Space X testing is on hold, and is likely to remain on hold for a considerable time.

        I see no alternative but to decamp to the fringes of the Russian or Chinese hegemonies. And if Musk is not suffering from normalcy bias, he is going to see what I see.

  31. Westerner says:

    Jim, so everything you talk about with the accelerating shift leftward towards an inevitable collapse or a halt by a Cromwell or a Stalin seems to be constantly repeated throughout history and you seem to predict that this will be the case in the United States. The United States, however, is a very heterogeneous nation with a fairly weak central government and while the Cathedral is clearly far to the left, it seems that more and more people are deviating from the mainstream way of thinking. With a populous so well-armed, divided, and seemingly not scared to fight, as seem by the storming of the Capitol, is it not more likely to see extreme balkanization and division instead of a true leftist takeover? What are your thoughts on the matter?

    • jim says:

      Cannot fight without a leader.

      Not seeing any strong local leaders.

      • Gedeon says:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_William%27s_War

        “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism”

        Nothing above offers any actual comfort, but these things take time, fester and if the cathedral was all-powerful Donald J. Trump would have never been POTUS even for a season.

        As the current situation stands, the optimist scenario is that POTUS Trump signed a “PEAD” before leaving office and he litigates Navarro’s report and the election receipts beginning next week. This is one plausible explanation for the absurd utilization of executive orders issued by the titular head of a party that at least nominally controls every branch of our federal government. It would also better explain the militarization of DC under Trump’s admin when the DC National Guard is subordinate to the POTUS. It would also explain the extreme effort to silence anyone who dares to speak a whisper about the fraudulent election outcome.

        • jim says:

          What I am seeing is total disarray in the Trump camp, and equally total disarray in the Biden camp. We should not be looking for clever plans in either place.

          • Karl says:

            Even if they overcome disarray, there is still normalcy bias to overcome. Long way to go

        • Ace says:

          Nothing above offers any actual comfort, but these things take time, fester and if the cathedral was all-powerful Donald J. Trump would have never been POTUS even for a season.

          The Cathedral drank their own cool-aid in 2016 and were surprised by the results. They spent the next 4 years making sure Trump could barley do anything while rigging the 2018 and 2020 elections to the moon.

          The cathedral is ruling poorly because their cohesion is gone and the only thing that united them for a short while was removing Trump from the Whitehouse. Now they’re stuck with half the population knowing that elections are rigged and the wheels are really starting to come off the car.

          Because they’re a stupid and degenerate elite, their default response to people knowing the score is massive oppression, hoping that they can sweep it back under the rug. Very dumb idea if you want people to buy into a shared delusion about elections being free and fair. Baring that, genocide is on the table with Trump likely the first victim of their reign of terror.

          It would also better explain the militarization of DC under Trump’s admin when the DC National Guard is subordinate to the POTUS.

          If the DC national guard answered to Republicans who are officially in power then Trump wouldn’t have had to pull up regular army troops to stop the BLM/Antifa siege of the Whitehouse.

      • Snowdensjacket says:

        Cannot lead with men who think, but aren’t I the best one? And will not follow. Because they can not trust a man who says I’m better than you. Even though all evidence will show that he should, because he can not trust that the better man will not take his wife. He could try to grant women, but women are disinclined to follow a chosen follower when they could fight for the boss.

        More explicit ownership of women is necessary first and that must be built. We can’t move forward without building, and most men won’t build due to the tragedy of the commons. So build slowly, where you can use the tragedy of the commons to teach the tragedy, and build in your own tribe, because their is no other way.

    • onyomi says:

      But Americans seemingly are scared to fight? Else why would they have allowed… pretty much all of 2020 to happen? The grievances of the US colonists were extremely minor in comparison to what white Americans mostly meekly accepted in 2020.

    • Ace says:

      The capital wasn’t stormed. Storming would imply people with guns charged in took it. Group set on violence turned a protest into a riot while the capitol police strangely kept giving way to the rioters who had BLM sorts at the front of the mob. It has the appearance of being Reichstag fire event to give full justification to turn the full power of the state on half the country.

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        I wouldn’t even call it a riot. More like a spontaneous act of trespass. A riot implies people getting hurt or at least substantial property destruction. Was a single vase broken?

    • Pooch says:

      See Ruby Ridge and Waco seige what happens to well-armed peasants who fight back with no elite backing and no legitimate authority.

      • Leon says:

        To be fair, Ruby Ridge and Waco were performed back when American whites still had faith in their government and the government was still competent.

        • Pooch says:

          Fair point. Perhaps an example of that is the 2 FBI agents being killed in what seemed to be a routine raid of a single suspect.

        • Ace says:

          Ruby Ridge was going to end with barrel bombs from FBI helicopters as other such sieges had ended in that area. The only reason it didn’t was some non cathedral media showed up and started filming the helicopters being loaded. The FBI then backed down.

          Bombing buildings with helicopters is pretty damn easy and I doubt the FBI’s lost the ability to do it. Future such sieges are likely to involve drone strikes.

          • Joe says:

            Do you have any evidence at all for this? An eyewitness account with relevant details would suffice, or the usual “cop who at the end of his career realized he was on the wrong team” book, if there are no photos or videos.

            Or if you are the eyewitness then give your account.

      • Dave says:

        As I recall, Waco and Ruby Ridge ended with a couple of rednecks packing a Ryder truck with ANFO and blowing up a federal building. Before crushing the peasants, the government needs to outlaw trucks, fertilizer, and fuel oil. The Amish shall grow food for us and deliver it to our cities on horsecart.

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      A platoon of 50 men is more powerful than a million individuals, because the individuals can be defeated in detail.

  32. suones says:

    That didn’t take long…

    Myanmar military takes control of country after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55882489

    The Burmese military are, or at least used to be, Chinese clients. So this is probably China flexing against the Atlantic Empire. The “official” narrative, which for years has been that Daw Suu Kyi is enabling Muslim genocide, is now in a state of flux, where it is simultaneously being alleged that it were the Army that were the real genocidaires all along. It’ll take some time to get resolved.

    Yet, this is a sign of China considering the Atlantic Empire weak at the fringes. US now has to succeed at color-revolution in Thailand before it goes Chinese too.

    • jim says:

      Thailand has its own state religion, which seems quite healthy. It has a long tradition of paying nominal tribute the empire while remaining de-facto quietly independent.

      The Chinese hegemony seems more inclined to let them be, than the American hegemony, which wants to impose its own state religion.

      So if the US pushes too hard for color revolution, Thailand needs to switch teams.

      • I kind of fail to see how a state that is okay with selling underage “ladyboys” to gay Western tourists could have a healthy state religion. It flat out violates the third Buddhist moral precept, to refrain from sexual misconduct. If the state religion had any strength, they would ban it in a second.

        It also does not say good things about the state of masculinity there. Any normal man should be reaching for his knife when he thinks about rich foreigners fucking local boys.

        • jim says:

          Oddly, no shortage of masculinity in Thailand. The ladyboys have failed out of the male social system.

          • ten says:

            The traditional east asian solution to buggery is that they keep it under the carpet and proceed unmolested. Because of sex tourism, the thai carpet is very large and has entire blocks dedicated to whoredom and sodomy – but outside those blocks you don’t see much of it. Their solution seems to be working still.

            And thai people who thoroughly enjoy this compartmentalized degeneracy don’t seem to want to expand or deterritorialize the compartments. It doesn’t make sense to me, but thailand has had a frothing brothel for an underbelly for ages before western and middle eastern sex tourism, and they have been doing markedly ok anyway, despite their proximity to way smarter chinese and various colonial enterprises. It’s a weird case.

            • The Cominator says:

              This is the reactionary solution to degeneracy, compartmentalize it away from the rest of society. Need to keep gays away from young boys though.

          • Underage was a poor choice of words on my side. What I meant is that I have gays on the record bragging they fuck *pre-puberty* boys in Thailand.

            • jim says:

              They fuck underage bastards in Thailand. Fucking a man’s son would likely be fatal. It is not fatal here, and if you object, your children will likely be seized by child protective services and you will probably lose your house.

              • Snowdensjacket says:

                [*deleted*]

                • jim says:

                  Much truth in what you wrote and that I deleted, but I deleted it anyway, for it is written from the frame that you are successful with women and family, and, just as you don’t sound Christian, or even very familiar with Christianity, you don’t sound very familiar with game.

                  I will not ask you to pass the Starman test, for I know you would pass. You obviously do not have a human resources department breathing down your neck. You are not shilling for a paycheck.

                  But your game related material is as bullshit as your crypto currency related material. Suones knows Hinduism, and he knows India. Post about what you know, from the frame of the person you actually are.

                • Snowdensjacket says:

                  [*deleted*]

                • jim says:

                  Expertise in game should not be claimed, but demonstrated. You cannot actually demonstrate game over the internet, and it is primarily non verbal anyway, but one can give sound analysis of interactions.

                  Suppose your wife is out with the girls. You video call her, supposedly to say hello, see her, and see what she is up to, actually to make sure that the girls are doing something innocent. She does not pick up. You call her again. No pickup. She is late returning home, later than she indicated she would be.

                  What then?

                • Cloudswrest says:

                  *Starman* test. I’m dying, LOL.

                • c4ssidy says:

                  I had very good success recently by dragging a girl out of a public place in front of a crowed of stunned onlookers, holding her thin wrist . She is thin and light and short, and it was like handling a child. Despite her genuinely trying hard as possible to dig her heels into the ground, it is surely even more fun for her than it was for me. The world would be such a better place if schools taught young men to be like this from the start. A 20 year old me would never have dreamed it possible to forcibly evict someone from a public area with zero legal consequences and nothing but adoration from the target , but here we are, and I know it’s all about the birth rates and not for fun, and there is always some risk, but the journey is pretty damn fun. Makes me almost wish that I had more excuses for dragging. I wish I knew how to treat women earlier but count my blessings for discovering Jim, because some men never do

                • Ace says:

                  @c4ssidy

                  It’s amazing what you can get away with when you do it with confidence and conviction.

                • Snowdensjacket says:

                  [*deleted*]

                • jim says:

                  Right answer, sort of, but I somehow I just don’t believe you. If you had actually done that stuff in real life, you would not describe it like that. You describe marital game the way progressives imagine it playing out.

                  In real life a woman is not “terrified” of a strong man, but happily nestles under his thumb, secured by his authority. That he might, under certain circumstances, drop her in the ocean, makes her feel safe, not frightened.

              • Snowdensjacket says:

                [*deleted]

                • jim says:

                  That is quite sound advice on game, and not advice that someone under the supervision of an HR department could have given.

                  But it does not sound quite the way it would sound from someone who had actually lived it.

        • Aidan MacLear says:

          Catamitism is a form of quarantine or containment strategy when the gay becomes endemic to a society. The biggest problem with buggery is that it erodes male cohesion, so many societies develop a special caste of boy for fags to fuck, with homosexuality becoming taboo outside of that containment zone. Thailand is intolerant of homosexuality between adult males- if you are a fag, you are socially expected to get your dick chopped off and live as a ladyboy. It does not solve endemic faggotry, but it keeps it away from power centers and institutions.

          • ten says:

            Didn’t read this before replying above, you see it as i see it, but you made more sense of it.

          • suones says:

            You good folks explained it before I could. Old world “acceptance” of buggery is akin to our “acceptance” of malaria — it’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be eradicated completely. The solution is to keep mosquitoes/sodomites out of positions of power and virtue.

            Indian buggers/tranners are expected to chop off their penises (they call it “nirvana” no less) and live with feminine mannerisms as a separate “hijra” caste. Thus we have had little or no problem with these for around 4000 years. Some hijras may be very accomplished indeed, but they remain hijras.

    • Pooch says:

      This tweet seems to conflict that, that it was Aung San getting too close with CCP not the military.

      https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1356101538008203264?s=20

    • European Mutt says:

      The “official” narrative, which for years has been that Daw Suu Kyi is enabling Muslim genocide

      They used to love her in 2007 when they instigated the first color revolution. One color revolution is seldom enough…

      Does anybody know a little bit about the country and tell me whether it’s likely she won through fraud (I would guess yes, just because nowadays there is probably not a single country with honest elections left, maybe Switzerland)? In that case their military has more integrity than the “Leader of the Free World”. Fun times we live in.

      • Friendly Fedposter says:

        I could actually answer your questions on Thailand elections and history and causes. Because I keep track of them and have Thai connections.

        But I wont. Because Jim would just delete it and write a smart ass remark.

        • jim says:

          I suspect you would be giving us the Official Cathedral history of Thai elections and causes.

          What matters in Thailand is not elections, but that the military and the state religion have some life in them. “Elections and causes” are a Cathedral frame of events in Thailand.

          • jim says:

            What has happened is that Trump made a real effort to work through the system, which has collapsed, and turned into a fleece the GPO voter operation.

            Which fleece the GPO voter operating is bringing in unprecedented amounts of money – which money is entirely useless.

            Trump got a surprising number of good people in good posts, but nothing much was accomplished, no real power, each of them faced the same obstacles as Trump himself faced, and now their actions, such as they were are being swiftly undone.

            Trump had normalcy bias, and his people had worse normalcy bias – people aware of the actual situation were excluded and bypassed.

            Since they were operating in the wrong reality, unable to accomplish much.

            This was not initially a scam, it was the real thing, but it has turned into a scam.

            Trumpism was real, but running into a roadblock due to normalcy bias, is now a scam. Trump’s political operation is now being run in a way that indicates its operatives have given up hope of accomplishing anything.

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      Biden declaiming ‘force can never be used to overturn an election’ in response to the events in Myanmar (while rejoining it with the fun his handlers got up to in december of course), is a perfect expression of a degenerate priestly class declaring it’s own supremacy.

      If you stuff the ballot, and people say the ‘votes’ are meaningless, and that you are a bad man for rigging such a farce in the first place, you may merely reply, ‘elections can never be overturned by force’. Priestly power over warrior (or merchant) power.

  33. The Cominator says:

    Jim there is early stage chatter on biz and WSB about buying silver, since we’re in for stagflation at best under Biden and Cameltoe (and potentially much worse) and its still early on the silver thing what do you think of buying the PSLV etf on Monday? How quickly will government/central bank fuckery come… it will come eventually but maybe not before the price goes up a lot already.

    I don’t like futures because the leverage is murder and you have to be perfect right on the timing so I don’t have a futures account…

    • Pooch says:

      Be careful. Silver could just be a shill pump scheme (like dodgecoin) for the hedge funds to get people off GME. They’ve refused to cash out of their shorts of GME and accept their losses so the GME squeeze is still very much in play. Or silver might be a legit play I don’t know.

      • The Cominator says:

        The thing with these rushes is you want to be early not late, I was too late to gamestop and I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole at current prices.

        What I want to know is how quickly Jim thinks Cathedral fuckery will come to try to hold down the silver price if there is a stampede into it… which I think there will be.

        • Pooch says:

          I might buy the dip of GME if it drops to 200 for a share or two. Everything else seems like a distraction. The shorters are still naked and The Redditors are trying to fuck them as much as possible by continuing to hodl.

          • Pooch says:

            I don’t see a huge crash of GME unless ppl are forced to sell en masse. It’s a game of chicken at this point because all the hodlers can see the shorters can’t cover unless the short percentage drops significantly. The hedge funds are trying to out wait them.

            • jim says:

              We are still waiting, decades later, for the London Metals Exchange to deliver all that tin that they shorted.

              • Pooch says:

                Yes same thing likely to happen here.

              • Pooch says:

                The only difference I see though, is the Hedge funds may actually try to deliver on their shorts but only after using manipulation tactics through the brokerages (disabling the buy button) to crash the price. They did that Thursday when RH halted buying and it crashed to 110. Some of them convienantly cashed out at that point but then when the halt was lifted people bought it up again up to 300 which I don’t think the hedge funds were expecting.

      • jim says:

        Crypto currency is eating the financial system.

        The news on silver, therefore, is likely a shill pump scheme.

        • The Cominator says:

          Between holy solar subsidies and extreme stagflation (I mean before they progress to full blown communism) to a degree the dollar’s reserve status is in jeopardy…

          You don’t think thats bullish for commodities in general and precious metals in particular.

          • Pooch says:

            Dollar won’t lose reserve status until US military starts losing battles or countries like Hungry/Poland start leaving NATO and flip to Russian protection.

            • The Cominator says:

              That could be next week with these morons…

              • Mike in Boston says:

                It would take real skill for USG to lose Poland. The Poles over a certain age irrationally hate Russians. The ones under that age are unreasonably woke.

                I hold out more hope that Hungary will fend off Globohomo. Orban, more so than even Putin, seems to understand the need for a strong organization with a deep bench.

          • Pooch says:

            As the dollar drops, Jim is saying invest in Bitcoin. Crypto is the currency of the future when the collapse hits. Not precious metals.

            • The Cominator says:

              Yes but crypto is like Highlander, in the end there can be only one. And we don’t know what it is…

              Jim wants to work on the one and I will eagerly invest in the one when Jim unveils what he thinks it is… but for now I like the barbarous relics and particularly the more shorted barbarous relic.

              • Ace says:

                With Crypto there might end up being multiple currencies. One for a long term value store(something like bitcoin) and something fast for everyday transactions that’s less trustworthy. The thing I fear is we get stuck with Bitcoin as it currently stands the same way we’re still stuck with email and it’s endless spam.

              • jim says:

                It is a big project – bitcoin was minimalist, and the missing bits are hurting, and though they could be added on, as security and anti spam was ad hoc added to email, the result will be messy and problematic – the bitcoin lightning network, which essential for anonymity that scales, being messy, ad hoc, and problematic.

                For a long time bitcoin was just a cryptic command line. I, at least, have a BIPs UI. Which is kind of hard to shoe horn into the Bitcoin design, though people have now done it.

                I have a BIPs wallet, sort of, but you cannot actually do anything with it. I have a consensus algorithm, though it is pre alpha, only very preliminary, and I have what intend to be the foundation – Zooko name system, at least in alpha. But a Zooko name system is useless without a chat system, and none of these big projects are going to get financed without a crypto currency. Which I do not have, though I have a few bits and pieces. I have a small amount of code and UI, and mighty big design document.

                The primary advantage of the design is scalability. A peer network of home computers can do six thousand transactions per second, VISA scale. But that is no advantage until people *are* doing six thousand transactions per second. The second advantage of the design is that you message people with money, rather than communicating over an enemy owned network and then sending cash to an account number. So when you send the money, that signs the linked messages to the recipient, and when he accepts the money, that signs his messages that you have linked then (which until then are mutable and deniable). The messages remain private, but the that money was transferred between crypto coins is as public as bitcoin, and in a sense, even more public, since the peer, though not the actual party holding the secret, is identified on the blockdag) – but the fix for that is a lightning network done right.

                This is intended to support triple entry accounting and the corporate form on the network. Regular state created corporations are dying of corporate cancer, and the ICOs and dearth of IPOs reveal a huge unmet demand for an alternative. And the alternative I intend is sovereign corporations.

                Which will require a bunch of features that are only worth adding when the currency is actually useful as currency and social platform.

                Any currency that is truly proof of stake is already a sovereign corporation, but there is a lot of corporate functionality that is unavailable to it without triple entry accounting. Which is going to come in last, after money, chat, and cross chain transactions. A true corporation needs accounts, so that the CEO can be held responsible to the board, and the board to the shareholders. And after the currency becomes a true corporation, after there is one true sovereign corporation, then there will be many true sovereign corporations.

                At some point, probably a year or so, it will be in a state where I can invite other people to help me work on it. But it still will only be a marginally useful prototype system. But then Bitcoin still is a prototype system. This is designed to be functional as complete world economy and chat system.

                Crypto currency is taking over the financial system, but it is blocked by a bitcoin network that can only do ten transactions per second. That, right now, is the killer obstacle that is keeping fiat money in existence and preventing crypto currency from taking over.

                The reason why IPOs have gone away is not just that Sarbanes Oxley accounting is expensive, it is that people are increasingly disinclined to believe Sarbanes Oxley accounts.

                • Ace says:

                  At some point, probably a year or so, it will be in a state where I can invite other people to help me work on it. But it still will only be a marginally useful prototype system. But then Bitcoin still is a prototype system. This is designed to functional as world economy and chat system.

                  I’d be keen to help when you get to that point, but I’m probably way below your level. The difference between an average programmer and a good programmer is quite large. I’ve generally been rated as a very good programmer but it’s mostly because I swim in and out of small ponds with a pretty broad skill set, I’ve seldom done something very in-depth and larger than a 6 month project.

                  I might as well study up on existing crypto implementations along with the rest of the extra studying I’m doing. With the US going the way it is, I need to build some extra skills for getting a job outside the country. My long term job prospects and future retirement plans no longer seem secure.

                • Pooch says:

                  With or without Jim’s project, crypto and blockchain is good tech to get into anyway job prospect wise. Plenty of job openings if you know it. Chase is about to release or already has a crypto wallet and many of the banks/investment corps are following suit. I’m planning on going that route too and I hope to contribute to Jim’s tech when the time comes.

                • Mister Grumpus says:

                  I for one am excited and encouraged by the intellectual asymmetry at work here. I can’t throw or tackle myself, but when my home football team takes the field and is clearly stronger and faster than the other, I get all oh-goodie-goodie-goodie.

                  This crypto stuff is wrecking shit left and right and the people in charge can’t even spell it.

                  Can you imagine anyone smart enough to make a real contribution to this… crypto stuff… being willing to work on the other side of it, to undermine it? Who entry’s this field without dropping out because his colleagues/proto-victims can’t stand him?

                  Zuckerberg himself wrote, ages ago, about how the very best programmers can only tolerate working with the very best programmers. They’d rather go live in a Burmese Wifi teepee than have to explain what they’re doing to Shaniqua, no matter what she’s paying.

                • Mister Grumpus says:

                  You know my competency in these matters (minimal), but just philosophically, watch out for the perfect being the enemy of the good enough.

                  Notice how Bitcoin, as minimalist as it is, has done its job of getting this whole crypto thing off the ground in the minds of the public. Someone incredibly far-seeing knew he had to get something good enough out the dot when he did, and did so. You gotta kick the ball out first.

                  So don’t give yourself any grief if you find you need to release a feature set, sooner, that’s only a sub-set of what you really think it should be, if it gets the ball further down-field, and crucially brings the people down-field along with it. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow after all.

                • jim says:

                  On this, Satoshi was right and I was wrong. It was vitally important to get a prototype out there that worked, regardless of design flaws, regardless of any problems that were going to bite when it succeeded. He was correct to not let the good be the enemy of the goodenough.

                  But today, the world is tilting to going full crypto currency, and is being stopped by the issues that I foresaw at the time.

                • What is triple entry accounting and how could that be implemented on top of a currency system i.e. payment system, when tracking payments is just single-entry accounting?

                  That is, when a laptop retailer company bought ten laptops, they might book nine of them into Trade Goods as they gonna sell them and book one into Fixed Assets because they will use them in the office. This is sort of what makes double-entry accounting what it is, I mean, one aspect of it, it is not the whole of it of curse. And the payment processor, like the bank, has no idea about this and should have no idea about this, because this is a business secret.

                • jim says:

                  Triple entry accounting means that journal entries consist of items digitally signed by the two entities that they represent movement of value between, and rendered immutable by a blockdag, with that blockdag being maintained by, and known only to, the people whose books are affected by the journal entry. Book totals are calculated on the fly, rather than at the end of each accounting period.

                  I said, and Moldbug said, that proof of stake currency is a corporation, and it is, but a corporation cannot operate without books and journals so that the board can hold the CEO accountable, and the shareholders the board accountable. The corporation is built on top of double entry bookkeeping.

                  And double entry book keeping is dying the way science and Christianity died, for the same reasons.

                  The objective is to move corporations off state sponsored identity, and onto blockdag identity, so that not only the currency blockdag is a sovereign corporation, but we have many, many sovereign corporations – which does not mean that the entirety of their books is going to be visible to everyone.

                  The currency is shares in a corporation, and to function properly that corporation will have to keep books, though initially we will just do stuff ad hoc. But that corporation will not be keeping everyone’s books, just its own. It will have, however, provide the software and infrastructure for each sovereign corporation to keep its own books in a similar manner.

                • jim says:

                  When a transaction occurs between two parties, a portion of both of their journal entries blockdags is placed under a cryptographic lock, and their books should only be summed up to the locked entry. When the lock is released, their books can be summed past that entry, and portion of each party’s books that relates to transactions to each other are in agreement, and the journal entries related to that book heading have the same hash for both parties up to the next lock, guaranteeing consistency for the books of dispersed and separate entities, reducing, though not eliminating, the role of trust in bookeeping. The mechanism only works for entities with a continuing relationship to each other. Cash transactions are one off.

                  Triple entry accounting does nothing to stop people from defecting on a relationship, hence is largely irrelevant to cashlike payments, but it does mean that in a continuing financial relationship, defection becomes visible to the counterparty almost immediately, rather than a week or a month after the end of an accounting period.

                  Enron’s scam was in large part dependent on the large gaps between accounting periods.

                • @jim

                  >I said, and Moldbug said, that proof of stake currency is a corporation

                  I hope you don’t mean it in the sense that the currency is one corporation, that would dystopian, the Soviet economic model taken to the maximum.

                  >with that blockdag being maintained by, and known only to, the people whose books are affected by the journal entry

                  OK that sounds more like a lot of little corporations, every transaction or every customer-vendor relation triggering a new corporation.

                  Or more like it sounds like the currency itself is a corporation because it has shareholders, but the transactions create corporations in the sense of accounting entities.

                  So the idea of one corporation ruling the global market as far as payments go sounds still dystopian to me. Is it part of your design plan to make it easy to fork the coin, to set up a lot of competing coins?

                  There is a fundamental difference between a corporation and a government, that which difference the idea of the sovereign corporation kind of muddles. Corporations are for creating goods, and competition makes creating goods more efficient. According to Hoppe, governments are for creating bads, and competition in government makes it more efficient at creating bads. This is another way of putting the stationary vs. roving bandit problem. We can see this both at the national competition for government, democracy or civil war, and international competition for government, war and cathedralism, all are pretty efficient at producing bads.

                  This corporation is for producing goods, sovereign or not sovereign. Therefore, there should be competition to make it more efficient at that.

                • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

                  Hoppe has done a lot of good for libertarianism, but his account of government is ahistorical. Throughout most of recorded history, governments can and did run “crown corporations” at a profit and were often quite good at it.

                  There is no magic that makes governments create bad. It is revolutionary government that it as at fault – democracy and democracy-adjacent systems, not government in general.

                • Governments create bad, because everybody creates bad, the idea is to find the least bad. Everybody creates bad in the sense that tribes just love to attack, defeat, kill, loot and enslave neighboring tribes. That is the state of nature, not man against man, but tribe against tribe.

                  The way kingdoms emerge – just look at the Franks – is the idea of snowballing. A terminology taken from Paradox grand strategy games. If you defeat the neighboring tribe but treat them relatively decently and manage to add their troops to yours, you have a bigger army and more easily defeat other tribes, add them to your troops etc. Eventually the expansion stops because someone else was snowballing his own empire farther away, but you still need your troops because the other king or emperor covets your throne, meaning you have to treat them decently, else they defect.

                  So intertribal violence emerges into something less bad. But good government is still based on the idea that no one can afford to piss of his own troops too much. The instinct to kill, loot and enslave is still there, just much limited by rational self-interest.

                  This is the sort of thing I talk about when I call human nature bad. War is the father of all in the sense of the primitive war, of killing, looting and enslaving the neighboring tribe is the father of all, and then everything else, everything civilized is sort of game theory built upon that.

      • The Cominator says:

        If citadel owns silver and the government seems to determined to bail them out based on bribes then maybe they’ll let the silver price rise… at least for a while.

        • Pooch says:

          If it’s just a pump and dump gotta make sure you time it right.

          • The Cominator says:

            Not just a pump and dump, commodities do better in times of stagflation than anything else does. And if the dollar losses reserve status precious metals will do extremely well…

            But temporarily the government can create “dumps” by various means of fuckery… though it probably will still trend up.

    • Mister Grumpus says:

      My best guess is that this Gamestop thing, and wherever it goes next, will be dressed up as anti-semitic MAGA wrecker-kulaks ganging up to crash the economy for Shaniqua somehow. Dog scratches, fleas most affected.

      The fact that it’s even on the news at all is giving me the willies.

      I’m still a tinfoiler at heart. A frenzy of thrashing retards, and I’m still looking for the super-villain master plan that ties it all together. I tire even myself.

  34. Friendly Fedposter says:

    [*deleted*]

    • jim says:

      Had I received this suggestion from an ally that I believed wanted our cause to win, I would reply doubting the wisdom of it.

      But I suspect that the foolish and suicidal nature of the suggestion reflects ill intent, so not interested in discussing it.

  35. Ace says:

    Trump’s going to argue about election fraud at his impeach trial. He appears to have not caved in:

    https://www.pattisblog.com/blog/7197/heres-how-trump-can-lose-the-impeachment-trial/

    I don’t know if this is good or bad for us, but it shows he still has balls.

    • yewotm8 says:

      Maybe he still thinks elections are a thing and that he can run in and win an election at a later date.

      • European Mutt says:

        The way he tweeted before the 6th that’s unlikely. At least once he tweeted something like “Republicans will never win an election again” (I don’t remember the exact phrasing). He can’t be more normalcy-biased now, can he? Unless he’s deluding himself but then I have no sympathy for him.

        • Pooch says:

          He clearly thinks he can still be some sort of power broker for the GOP to win the House in the midterms which indicates normalcy bias. Not sure if he actually plans on running in 2024 though.

    • Pooch says:

      It’s good if only because he can talk directly to these GOP cuck Senators and make them realize they literally have no future in elections and no future in this country period until they realize we are in a war. If and when they crucify Trump for speaking the truth that only makes the case stronger. If a pro-America faction of the elite (like Hawley/Cruz) can emerge from this we might have a chance at stopping the holiness spiral sooner rather than later.

    • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

      [*deleted*]

      • jim says:

        Again, poor advice to Trump and the Trumpist movement.

        I would debate it if I felt it came from an unwise Trumpist, but I think it comes from someone who wants and wanted Trumpism to lose, and wants Trump to act like a good loser in a fair election.

        I silently delete your stock market posts because you claim to have made a killing selling shorts, but obviously have never done any options trading and have never attempted to open an options account.

        • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

          Believe what you will about my attitude toward Trump, it no longer matters. But I am very curious why you believe this about me on the financial side. Obviously, posting screenshots or details from my portfolio would be self-doxing, and would be easy to fake anyway, so feel free to ask me any questions you like.

          I’ve been trading stocks since the early 2000s and options since 2006-7 or so, and lost my own shirt in the crisis of 2008, at which time I was mostly using the very naive stupid strategy of just buying long options and occasional straddles as pure speculative bets. I learned from my mistakes, which is the only reason I even care to post on this subject – because I see people having the exact same kinds of discussions and making the same kinds of mistakes as I saw on the old finance message boards in the 2008 era. I’ve introduced well over a dozen peers offline to options trading and showed them how to use it mainly for safe hedges and occasional passive income generation (same as what Cominator does, more or less).

          Normally you engage with people before silently deleting their posts, so I must have hit a nerve. I really can’t imagine why, when I was telling people to take up short positions at GME $300+ and others were talking about “buying the dip” at $200, and I warned people off the AMC bet when others were shilling it. I’ve been right about everything so far, have I not? If not, could you please tell me where you think I erred, or gave poor advice intended to hurt people?

          • jim says:

            You claimed to have profitably ridden a short down. You cannot make a profit riding a short down, unless it is naked. You don’t sound like an experienced and wealthy stock trader, and naked shorting is reserved for the few. Your posts do not sound like the voice of one of those few.

            You assume new, and mutually inconsistent, identities at the drop of a hat, without bothering to research the background and style of those identities. You don’t sound like a Trumpist, and you don’t sound like an options trader.

            Well I don’t sound like an options trader either, but I am not authorized to short naked, and would never short naked anyway, not being an insider.

            • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

              At no point did I ever claim to have shorted the stock. I never short stocks

              [*deleted*

              • jim says:

                You have so many different versions of who you are that you cannot keep them all straight.

                And in the material I deleted, you were doing an ludicrously bad job of pretending to be an options trader.

        • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

          [*deleted*]

          • jim says:

            We are both accurately and correctly reporting the current state of Trumpism, but while it is depressing to me, your are only pretending to be depressed, and recommend Trumpist tactics that would depress me even more.

  36. suones says:

    Shilling an artistic creation I liked. If any Americans like it, please buy it (no affiliation of mine, I just really liked it and posted a short review on my blog).

    https://cpwilson.bandcamp.com/track/the-tendieman

  37. Ace says:

    So after they execute Trump, will Q-Anon turn into a new Martyr religion?

    I’m starting to see the first hard power justification to arrest Trump. If they don’t arrest him soon he’ll be running half the country and giving orders to GOP governors from the shadow white house atMar-a-Lago. That appears to be a real possibility though one unlikely to stand up to the air force being used against the GOP states. Cutting off oil and gas production is so quickly wasn’t a wise move by the Koopas in DC.

    • Snowdensjacket says:

      [*deleted*]

    • Pooch says:

      Do the GOP governors care about Trump? Haven’t seen any of them mention him. The press seems to not even be mentioning Trump anymore, spending all its energy to attack Marjorie Taylor Greene now. Trump is no longer the right most public figure for them to attack.

      • Ace says:

        The GOP is quietly approaching Trump for election help for 2022, the fact that electoral politics is over will probably hit the political elites last. Most of the GOP base have already accepted that it’s gone though they hope it can be brought back.

        The attacks on Greene are a compliance test for the GOP. If the GOP publicly gives in to Dems will continue issuing orders and be publicly obeyed by the GOP. This of course will result in the quickening death of the GOP. The Democrats are working towards ending the GOP but in a manner so that the velvet glove isn’t seen removed from the Iron fist of power. They’ve already had issues with this, with much fewer than expected GOP senators backed the Dems on impeachment and those who have backed them are looking weaker for it. As the Democrats program to crush Red areas economically intensifies, those GOP traitors are in deep shit.

        The GOP governors are going to need leaders as the Democrats work endless to destroy the economy in Red states. Trump sitting at the “Whitehouse” in Florida is a pretty obvious person to rally around. I’ve heard nothing about Trump exercising any formal or informal power, but I have seen deep staters worried about Trump running a shadow government with GOP states soon to start ignoring federal orders that are detrimental to their states. When you have a fraudulent installed government, people naturally stop obeying the law and force only gets you so far.

        Again, I very much doubt anything besides the military crushing the Red states will result from this but we’re already seeing signs that the deep state isn’t going to be able to rule effectively and will lead the nation from one disaster to another. This however does increase the likelihood that Trump will be arrested in order to forestall this threat to the deep states power.

        • Pooch says:

          The attacks on Greene are a compliance test for the GOP. If the GOP publicly gives in to Dems will continue issuing orders and be publicly obeyed by the GOP. This of course will result in the quickening death of the GOP.

          Greene is an interesting case. She is further to the right than Trump and thus better for us and if she is not removed from Congress this is evidence that electoral politics is not dead.

          If electoral politics is not dead in Congress, there is a path, as slim as it may be, to victory for a hard right faction to take power, legally, over the legislative branch and impeach whoever the President/VP is.

          • The Cominator says:

            Electoral politics is dead on a state level…

            Its possible however unlikely the Republicans get the house but that probably won’t matter much.

            • Pooch says:

              Not in every state, just the states with big city fraud machines (which is a lot of them). Sounds crazy, but if Trump spends all his time rallying to primary practically every establishment GOP and replace them with a Majorie Greene-like candidate he probably could do it. The House is doable but the Senate would be hard to prevent Georgia-like Senate race fraud but not completely impossible. This is essentially the position the NSDAP was in before the 1930 election.

              • jim says:

                The NSDAP (Nazi party as it was known before it finally won) was prepared to use methods that Trump chickened out of using.

                If Trump had used those methods, if he had started preparation for using those methods years in advance, he would have won.

                The NSDAP problem was that they were excluded from power by illegitimate means, albeit those means had a better veneer of legality than the means used to exclude Trumpism from power. And, from the beginning, they were willing to do what was needed to deal with a democracy that was self destructing.

                Democracy in Germany was not killed by the Nazis. It died trying to keep the Nazis from winning fair and square. The Nazis thought they were resurrecting it, and initially endeavored to do so. I had hoped that the same might well happen in the US.

                • Pooch says:

                  Candidates like Majorie Greene seem to be well aware of the situation.

                • Pooch says:

                  Do you think if, from this point on, the America First coalition of candidates, using Majorie Greene as the example, could succeed being full prepared to use NSDAP tactics?

                  If Majorie Greene is not removed from Congress, it might be possible.

                • jim says:

                  No people.

                  The NSDAP had teams of young men who had built cohesion in street fighting.

                  For Trump to win, needed men who had built cohesion in Afghanistan.

                  The Trump administration was flailing from the beginning, which many people attributed to incompetence and inexperience, but in fact it was a result of enemy action from within.

                  And the Biden administration flailing worse and is even more afflicted by enemy action than the Trump administration, because incapable of acknowledging enemies as enemies, no enemies to the left.

                  This reflects the continuing and accelerating collapse of elite cohesion, which in England started in 1832 as a result of the earlier successful entryism of Socinians into the education system and Church of England. If the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, the election of 1832 was lost in the sermons of Eton, and in America, the war of Northern Aggression began in the sermons of Harvard.

                  This collapse initially took a different form in America, as a conflict between the states, rather than within the capital. But now we do not have any elite cohesion anywhere, so our situation is more analogous to England’s.

                  The situation needs a president who has people, as Hitler had people. Young men who developed cohesion in street combat or warfare, since unfortunately our schools have emasculated team sports.

                  If you have elite schools, the sons of elite should only have to compete with other sons of the elite. Then you get active participation in mock combat by members of the elite, which generates small group elite cohesion, which can be used, as in the military, to construct large group cohesion. Putting blacks into sports (at which they tend to be naturally better than whites) closed off this avenue to build elite cohesion. Cheering for a team full of big blacks who are chronologically the same age as oneself, but biologically three years older, culturally alien, and too stupid to understand complex English sentences builds elite incohesion.

                  The war in the vendee was made possible by congregational cohesion – teams of people who regularly attended the same Church and participated in the same rituals. We lack an equivalent.

                • Pooch says:

                  The NSDAP had teams of young men who had built cohesion in street fighting.

                  Proud Boys. To my surprise, seemed to be more than enough to take control of the streets of DC overwhelming the police and Antifa while the election was in dispute. Likely, quite a few Afghan/Iraq vets among their ranks.

                  From what I hear now, they have fed infiltration problems among the leadership and are likely to be cracked down on hard. Not sure how they can be used going forward, but it seems the beginnings of a paramilitary is there if given competent leadership by The Party.

                • jim says:

                  Yes, Trump needed to build and reach out to the Proud Boys. Failed to do so.

                  And needed to recruit them into his administration, needed to recruit a street fighting team as a team into an administration team. Because people who can rely on each other matter more than people with experience and skills.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  I think you underestimate the amount of time that cohesion would take to form. In boot camp it happens within weeks, and we have had years of screaming and abuse from the left. After just a few fights, the right would cohere into local mannerbunds. Once you have the local men organized, the leaders, all of whom frequent similar online spaces, would begin to cohere as part of national organization schemes. With competent leadership, using Antifa as a guide, you could have a nationwide network of street thugs within a couple of months.

                • jim says:

                  I think you meant to say “overestimate”.

                  But without cohesion, nothing can be done.

                  The NSDAP did not win in street battles, but by having a shadow administration full of teams that had formed cohesion in street battles and in real war. They won in the street battles the way Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.

                  In the long run, we are going to need an education system that builds small scale elite cohesion in team sports, and large scale elite cohesion in a uniform state religion, but in the short run, what the Proud Boys have is a lot better than nothing at all, which is what our enemies have, as is suddenly revealed by the chaos of the Biden administration.

                  But, for Proud Boy cohesion to be an instrument to take power, the shadow government cannot be a bunch of GOP fund raisers using the Proud Boys. It would have to be a shadow government of teams of people who are Proud Boys, whose team cohesion derives directly from Proud Boy team cohesion.

                  You can’t do $#!% without a cohesive elite, and right now it is suddenly revealed that no one has a cohesive elite. We thought our enemies had a cohesive elite in the inner party and the deep state, but they do not.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  Jim, you are correct. I meant to say either that you underestimate how easily cohesion forms or that you overestimate the time needed, and just mashed it together.

                  The right, possibly the populist wing of the GOP or a new party, could get men in the streets in six months. After that, you have another six months of punching leftists in the face, possibly even police. That puts them in place to get selected for runs in 2022, giving them a year to cause havoc and beat ass. Then in 2022 you pull a bunch of the remaining leaders into the new GOP and start grooming them for leadership. Run operations through the 2024 elections, including doing whatever is necessary to ensure that the right is in control of as much of the voting as possible.

                  Then the election. They throw your observers out? Your street gangs show up and kick down the doors; throw this out. Judge makes a bad ruling? Let him enforce it. Media screams? Beat them up and harass them at home until they learn to keep their mouths shut. Police arrest your men? Ambush a couple patrols and strip them naked except for the vest. Humiliate them until they give up.

                  Of course this will never happen because the right has no leaders and no balls. But as a thought experiment, it’s interesting. Remember, the right is more authoritarian and more organized as a general rule. They are not the degenerate rabble of scumbags that makes up Antifa, so they would fall in line much faster.

                • jim says:

                  The right leadership has no balls, and has no balls because no cohesion. They cannot trust each other to have each other’s backs.

                  A Proud Boy leadership, electoral team and shadow government would have balls.

                • Pooch says:

                  Of course this will never happen because the right has no leaders and no balls. But as a thought experiment, it’s interesting. Remember, the right is more authoritarian and more organized as a general rule. They are not the degenerate rabble of scumbags that makes up Antifa, so they would fall in line much faster.

                  No, the elected right has no balls. The GOP “right” as it stands today selects for cucks and cowards. Men of virtue are screened out. It is an interesting thought experiment. As we’ve seen with the Trump, the president is just a figure head and really doesn’t have much power. The main power is in the legistrative branch. Oh you want to cheat and steal the presidential election? That’s fine we’ll autoimpeach whoever you try to install.

                  Even though they won by mass fraud, the GOP controlled every lever of power from state legislatures all the way up to Pence himself. It’s interesting to think what would happen if instead of GOP cowards controlling all these positions, it was Proud Boys/America First candidates.

                • Pooch says:

                  Police arrest your men? Ambush a couple patrols and strip them naked except for the vest. Humiliate them until they give up.

                  The mob showed us (and continue to show us in Italy) that the police are easily bribed.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  Fair enough, I should have specified that this is talking about how the political right can relatively quickly size power. Yes, it is really only the leadership that is spineless and neutered, but this isn’t going to start without leadership from the right. In order to organize in such a rapid fashion it would require that the leadership on the right be willing to shit in the punch bowl at these DC parties. They won’t, so any resistance/militia elite will take significantly longer to develop.

                  The rest of the right is clearly not a bunch of cowards. We see the Proud Boys willing to own the streets, and even the moral courage of the right is far greater in the common man than in his leaders. In order to direct and develop that bravery, however, they would need to politicians to back them, and that isn’t going to happen.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  The police are part of the old regime. Better to make them bleed. You want to replace them with more politically reliable forces, anyway. Better to hurt the credibility of the regime by attacking and humiliating its organs of force.

                • Pooch says:

                  Yeah good point. Likely to force a few defections that way too when they see which way the wind is blowing.

                • Ace says:

                  You want to replace them with more politically reliable forces, anyway. Better to hurt the credibility of the regime by attacking and humiliating its organs of force.

                  Interestingly I saw a tweet about a bunch of FBI agents who got themselves killed during a no nock raid for some sort of child porn case. Half the commenters were happy about their deaths and they referred to them by various Soviet secret police names. No love lost of the cops on the right these days.

                • Joe says:

                  the sons of elite should only have to compete with other sons of the elite

                  Bulls***. An elite that only competes with itself becomes stagnant and degenerate, as every “elite” person that exists today is. I see no “elites” engaging in street battles with diversity and police. The “elites” that we see around us are cowards to a man, and will cuck out again, and again, and again, abandoning their supporters time after time, until someone who is not of the elite forces them to act.

                  I have seen what counts as “elite” today, and I am not impressed.

                  Furthermore, to someone from the outside, this post sounds like just another “f*** you, I got mine” boomerism, dressed up in a fancy veneer of beautiful words and eloquent phrases.

                  team full of big blacks

                  Of course. That the elite should not turn into an inbred and degenerate bunch of mock-combat rule-sticklers does not conversely mean that they should have to share a playing field with animals.

                  the shadow government cannot be a bunch of GOP fund raisers using the Proud Boys. It would have to be a shadow government of teams of people who are Proud Boys

                  The right leadership has no balls, and has no balls because no cohesion. They cannot trust each other to have each other’s backs.

                  A Proud Boy leadership, electoral team and shadow government would have balls.

                  Exactly.

                • jim says:

                  Plenty of elite in the Proud Boys. Just using other identities.

                • Joe says:

                  Elite is character, not birthright, and every king in every line of kings has an ancestor who was just a man but who did what had to be done when the time came and everyone else turned away.

                • Joe says:

                  Plenty of elite in the Proud Boys. Just using other identities.

                  They lost.

                • jim says:

                  Proud Boys won, in the sense that they only conceded to the cops because cops were legitimate authority, and made short work of antifa when the cops stood back.

                • Joe says:

                  No.

          • jim says:

            Electoral politics died on 2020 November the fourth. On 2021 January the sixth, Trump chickened out of doing what would be necessary to resurrect it.

            • Karl says:

              If you phrase it that way, I’m almost glad Trump cucked.

              Good thing that electoral policts is dead.

    • qwerty says:

      >If they don’t arrest him soon he’ll be running half the country and giving orders to GOP governors from the shadow white house atMar-a-Lago.

      Lol. Nobody wants to take orders from a loser. It’s over, please go to drug rehab for your copium addiction.

      • Ace says:

        I was quoting a deep stater worried about Trump, you dickless shill. And what they’re looking at is the overwhelming number of Trump supporters who still support him. He’d make a good figurehead/rallying point, which is why he’s likely to be arrested and executed.

  38. jim says:

    A thread had to be deleted because it leaked too much information.

    Restoring some of that thread:

    Alexei Navalny is a Cathedral asset in Russia, who has no electoral support, no russian powerbase.

    He has a US powerbase, and Washington seems to be moving with increasing vigor to install him in Russia, which can only be done by US military.

    • There were pretty big riots going on in Russia related with Navalniy with something like 3000 people arrested, NPR is talking favorably about him and anarchists are marching in the streets in support of him. My thinking is that our enemies want the civilized world to burn, and Putin seems to be holding Russia together, albeit by not very pleasant means, but still. If we get rid of Putin like we did with Saddam Hussain, how do we know that we won’t get another lawless hellhole?

      My bullshit sensor is going off, who is Navalniy, is he some lefty trouble maker or is he legit?

      • Mr.P says:

        Tom Luongo has been spot-on about the Davos Crowd and dialed-in about the renewal of Color Revolution in Russia! Russia! Russia!

        https://tomluongo.me/2021/01/25/proving-putin-prescient-operation-navalny-pathetic/

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      • jim says:

        Color revolution agent, powerbase is 100% US Hegemony, Soros owned ngos and academies, and presidential backing from the incoming US administration. No real powerbase in Russia.

        Without armed US intervention in Russia, unlikely to amount to much.

        The US is unlikely to make a conscious collective decision to invade Russia, but it lacks the cohesion to choose war or peace, so individual elements within the administration may well make warlike moves, recapitulating the events that led to the entirely unplanned and unintended World War I.

        The color revolutionaries have immense confidence that action girl Shaniqua will make short work out of the horde of Russian mooks.

      • jim says:

        No big riots – Cathedral invention.

        But they will believe their own story and is possible that some of the more insane elements will attempt to do something to “protect” the rioters.

        It is a long tail risk, but if something like that does not happen this time, and it probably will not, it will happen next time.

  39. Mr.P says:

    Tom Luongo has been spot-on about the Davos Crowd and dialed-in about the renewal of Color Revolution in Russia! Russia! Russia!

    https://tomluongo.me/2021/01/25/proving-putin-prescient-operation-navalny-pathetic/

  40. clovis says:

    Why do they want everyone to take this vaccine so badly, when it is pretty obvious that Covid is not serious enough to require a vaccine? I’ve been trying to figure this out. Is the vaccine supposed to kill or sterilize a lot of people so that they can get the world population down to manageable levels so they can roll out life extension technology without being murdered by the peasants? Or is there a less weird explanation?

    • jim says:

      Holiness spiral, and the big vaccine lobby.

      Vaccine lobby is extremely powerful.

      • clovis says:

        Nothing more malicious than that it enriches big pharma?

        • Pooch says:

          I don’t think they are capable of cooperating enough to do something that malicious but they aren’t capable of doing actual science at this point so still likely the vaccine ends up having unintended malicious consequences.

      • qwerty says:

        Holiness spiral, plus a way for the bureaucratic systems to save face for absolutely fucking up the COVID response. They’re saying “oh, look, we have a vaccine, we start going back to normal now!”, to positively spin the admission they will inevitably have to make that the coronavirus is now endemic and will never be eradicated even though if America had a halfway competent government the virus would have been history 10, 11, maybe 12 months ago. To have X% of the population vaccinated is an easy, numerical target they can hit now, and once they hit it they can convince themselves that they did their job, they saved the day, even though vaccine or no vaccine the damage has been done, and the real target they should have hit (complete eradication by spring 2020, and that’s being generous) had never even been properly aimed at.

        • European Mutt says:

          Eradication using the flawed PCR test (the Drosten test kit used in US and Europe and pushed by the WHO/China) was always pure fantasy. Even the inefficient lockdowns in NZ eventually led to eradication because they used tests that actually worked. But if you are detecting all sorts of unrelated viruses or DNA fragments as false positives you are flying blind. There is actually an insane holiness-spiraling group in Germany that wants a command-economy-style lockdown (close near to all factories) to eradicate Covid (ZeroCovid/NoCovid), problem is those are mostly the same people who are behind the PCR test, meaning their plan is destined to fail and looks much like Pol Pot’s plan to rebuild the irrigation systems. All of them are of course Very Nice People.

          The whole thing screams incompetence to me. And a pathological inability to admit mistakes (this is the explanation I use with normies: “When have you seen a politician admit a mistake?”). Nothing was planned at all. And yes the vaccine is just a pathetic “exit strategy” and they are even screwing that up. At the current rate most countries except US/UK/Israel/that one Arab country will have reached their vaccination goals by 2024 at the earliest.

        • clovis says:

          If covid had been eradicated they would not have been able to steal the election with mail in ballots. Besides, since when do we shut down an entire country to eradicate the flu? Or did you mean the borders should have been closed earlier?

    • Pseudo-chrysostom says:

      The natural course of viruses is to mutate into their own vaccines.

      High morbidity in fact is bad for the long term survival of a virus, since it would be killing hosts that could be going around spreading it instead.

      Something that comes to mind each time one hears ‘we have discovered a new highly contagious xyz strain of covid’.

      Sars-cov-2 was simply yet another thread in the braid of rhinoviruses that has reached back beyond the days of mammals, that have been with us since the seas receded… and of course with this, our solipsistic managerialists have reached new acmes of self-serving terminological inflation, through redefining seasonal colds into a ‘pandemic’; an eternal pandemic, for the eternal revolution.

      A law is an extension of that which creates it; just so, in societies of men, it is men that rule, not his laws; the extent to which a law rules, is the extent to which a man rules through it.

      And just so, in an environment of popular governance, there is naught that is done except by pretext. Which is to say, ‘rule by law’ is rule by lie. The lies exist to hide the men ruling; indeed, where lies do not exist, they must become invented even. The men *cannot* be seen as ruling, lest they be cut down by the selfsame pretext they themselves have used to cut down their neighbors, who came before them. An environment that selects for such men, who might rule through lie; such forms of power, that can be more occulted than others.

      In such an environment, the most efficient, most elegant, most effective means of rulership, of accomplishing objectives, are constitutionally precluded (pun intended). A sovereign cannot simply, say, there will be such-and-such, a pretext must be confabulated first, which is hoped will incidentally also entail the such-and-such which was desired in the first place. Such which, of course, also entails all manner of externalities, side-effects, and unintended (‘unintended’) consequences.

      • Snowdensjacket says:

        The lie must be invented as the man can not act when he knows he’s being ruled by another man. Hence Jesus the Christ, son of God, the man he can be ruled by while believing he still rules himself. Were he to be told the truth of his rule? He just becomes inert until another man comes along to sell him a new lie.

        The evacuated need it. Imagine their panic if they no longer had it? Would they start to think? I say give them faith in a better world and tell them to follow Christ as best they can down the straight and narrow. Buy more stuff isn’t working out so well, build stuff is better. Better still be the king of your own world, and right now, just because you decided it.

        How to make that world? Well one small step at a time I suppose.

        • Pseudo-chrysostom says:

          Replace ‘the man’ with ‘I’, and I daresay an accurate statement has been made.

          • Snowdensjacket says:

            I am already the king of my house. But a king alone, with no allies. Potential allies say ask my wife, wife says will you fuck me? Not going to go far if I’m fucking my potential allies wives, but if I can fuck their wives, then they aren’t very good allies.

            The “elite” are very weak. Fuck their wives, and their wives destroy them from within. You don’t even have to as I’m an imposter to the true sex obsessed alpha, and not sex obsessed at all. But if they know you could, then they destroy their husbands. Out of hatred that he didn’t control her. A well deserved hate.

            One of my saddest days was the day after I had spent a time, of my precious life, courting a valuable man. One day we meet, not planned, so Mrs is their playing her part for me. He looks at me and says, “I don’t mean to interfere with your mistress”

            I told him no, that’s my wife. She played her part.

            He then had a mental breakdown and I’m just counting the days until he kills himself. As this is what happens next. It always does.

            I still have not met his wife, yet we both knew, if I did, we both knew what would happen.

            The “elite” are no such thing. Do not deny their faith, they are true believers in baal. Mouth their words and watch as they sin and destroy themselves through that sin. A man is commanded to lead his wife.

  41. jim says:

    Color revolution agent, powerbase is 100% US Hegemony, Soros owned ngos and academies, and presidential backing from the incoming US administration. No real powerbase in Russia.

    Without armed US intervention in Russia, unlikely to amount to much.

    The US is unlikely to make a conscious collective decision to invade Russia, but it lacks the cohesion to choose war or peace, so individual elements within the administration may well make warlike moves, recapitulating the events that led to the entirely unplanned and unintended World War I.

    The color revolutionaries have immense confidence that action girl Shaniqua will make short work out of the horde of Russian mooks.

  42. European Mutt says:

    Now it’s as good a time to ask as any: What is the deal with the Great Reset? Jim you mentioned that you consider it a religion, but I haven’t seen anybody except degenerate leftist politicians (definitely not the bureaucracy!) could actually treat it as one. What is the appeal? Just the fact that it seems to offer a way out of the corner they’ve painted themselves in (to people who don’t understand economics or real sociology)? And the inane technobabble? Leftist radicals as far as I know are none too impressed with it, meaning the “Great Reset Religion” would lose automatically in the holiness competition with regular radical progism.

    My interpretation of the whole thing is that it’s a move to yet more socialism (as would have happened anyway), under the guise of corporate capitalism, reframing politics in terms of market-economic concepts in ways that make no sense (Hogwash like “There is widespread demand for sustainable development, but no supply”) and a Chinese-style surveillance state (but executed much more incompetently, so I’m not worried). Horrible marketing, horrible optics, pretty much guarantees both left- and right-wing backlash. Probably good for us if it actually turns out to not be a nothingburger, because it could get us to a Stalin or Cromwell faster. But my bet is on nothingburger.

    Am I missing something?

    They can’t be in too much a hurry to implement their “plan”, they only did a brief virtual session where they talked about nothing of significance and their next physical meeting is only in summer. Plus Joseph Stealin’/Xiden/Zho Bai-Den now at least relaxing Covid restrictions (just hoping that will spill over quickly to our neck of the woods). How are you going to explain to the people that a “reset” is needed when everything is largely back to “normal”? Especially since normies are getting redpilled in record numbers at the moment…

    Debt reset I see as a red herring because the bankers wouldn’t be very happy with that. If you put in a Soviet-style dole system afterwards bankers would be out of work so that is dead on arrival. And a debt jubilee where you afterwards own your home, car etc. free and clear would actually maybe be a good idea which pretty much guarantees they won’t do it.

    • jim says:

      > What is the deal with the Great Reset? Jim you mentioned that you consider it a religion, but I haven’t seen anybody except degenerate leftist politicians (definitely not the bureaucracy!) could actually treat it as one.

      Yet another nut cult, largely derived from progressivism, but committing heresies that progressives do not much care about yet.

      Doomsday is indeed approaching, I too am a doomster, but the real doomsday is the same doomsday approaching in the same way as it has approached many, many, times before.

    • Pooch says:

      Seems to be what the oligarchs are envisioning to loot us further out of our property and assets to consolidate their power even more. What they don’t understand is the Bolsheviks and bioleninists are coming soon and don’t give a crap about any of that.

  43. Mlsk says:

    Irish Savant’s blog seems to have been… blocked by Blogger.

  44. Pooch says:

    So the entire US stock market is tanking it seems. Does it even make sense to hold any US stock at this point?

    • The Cominator says:

      I sold most of mine last friday but hold some… I’m not dumping my MARA anytime soon because the options are a great deal.

      My EXROF (a canuckistan stonk) is something I’m just HODLing… every time I’ve traded out of it I’ve regretted it.

      I bought back into my BNGO (note this is a pseudo biotech and you need to know your shit to play them otherwise stay away, but this one is not a drugmaker it makes a machine that does structural dna analysis… note structural it does not do the code base pair by base pair there is another company that makes that machine but that company has a market cap of over 50 billion already) when it went into the 9s and bounced right back above 10. Its actually slightly up today too…

      I will by my inseego back eventually.

    • jim says:

      No, but the US$ is going to tank eventually.

      Every company knows it will be devoured by corporate cancer. The US$ is starting to rot at the head, but it will not collapse for quite some time.

      The provinces of the empire will be less affected by the madness. It makes sense to hold foreign stocks.

      In the medium run the FTSE BRIC 50 and the MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA are likely to be stable stores of value.

      Bitcoin will continue to appreciate, but there is significant risk that it collapses under the blood diamonds attack, or its lightning network gets central bank converged. Bitcoin is high volatility, high reward, and high risk.

      I have said many negative things about the lightning network, but it is a good way to invest in bitcoin. It is vulnerable to the central banking attack, and is arguably falling to that attack. I am, as you all know, far from happy about the state of cryptocurrency, but it is the only alternative.

      I recommend moving from US stocks to the US$, and from the US$ to Bitcoin, the FTSE BRIC 50, and the MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA

      Bitcoin is hitting its scaling limit, ten transactions per second, hard. The Bitcoin lightning network provides a way around that scaling limit, but has hidden centralization under the hood, and as a result is spontaneously going through the evolution that gave us marginal reserve banking and wildcat banking, leading to bank crises and central banking, leading to state control of the currency. But it should work for a while.

      Launder your bitcoin through a mixer, or several different mixers, and spend them through the lightning network. Invest in overseas stocks through official US channels, the US state will be onto you if you invest through unofficial channels. All movement of the US$ between countries is illegal under under a multitude of vague, selectively enforced, and unpredictably enforced, laws. Every time you order a Chinese built CPU on Ebay you are committing seven federal offenses with a seven year penalty.

      Eventually US based investment funds in the BRICs are going to fail also, not because the BRICs fail, but because corporate cancer will be result in the US based investment fund being looted. As that time approaches, crypto currency and crypto paper wallets. And as that time approaches, just don’t pay your taxes, because the IRS and the entire US government will be in chaos, so that any tax enforcement will randomly punish the innocent and the guilty with equal probability.

      • The Cominator says:

        Do you have any specific foreign stocks you like that I can buy on US exchanges…

        I have one I very much like but I don’t like the country in its right now (Canada) much more than I like the US.

        • Pooch says:

          By definition you can’t buy foreign stocks on US exchanges right?

        • jim says:

          I am options trading a little on US companies, but the bulk of my money is in real estate and boring old EFT index funds.

          I would love to invest in Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd, because it seems likely to me that China is about to brush aside US CPUs and motherboard system chips, which are being devoured by corporate cancer. There is huge upside potential there, but I cannot see a way to legally do that through official US channels. Perhaps you can.

          I also predict that Musk will have grave trouble getting rocket tests approved unless the objective of the test is not Mars, but proving that all white technology and science was stolen from subsaharan African females.

          • The Cominator says:

            I have a suggestion but I cannot confirm it 100%.

            It sounds like certain US brokers provide access to the Hong Kong exchange, the Hong Kong exchange probably has foreign equivalent securities for companies in Mainland China.

            If you know anyone in Hong Kong (I do not but I bet you do) I would have them look into this. You can probably (I’d give it a 60% chance) buy the stock on the Hong Kong exchange through Charles Schwab or something.

            • Mike in Boston says:

              the Hong Kong exchange probably has foreign equivalent securities for companies in Mainland China

              The facility you are thinking of is the “HKEX-Connect”, described here. It allows some, but not all “A shares” traded on the mainland to be purchased in Hong Kong using CNY.

              As far as I know, Schwab allows access “H shares” listed in Hong Kong through their “Global Account”. However, Schwab’s support for trades on foreign exchanges is pretty bad and their pricing sucks.

              For U.S. investors, the best choice I know of to trade either Hong Kong “H shares” or Shanghai “A shares” available through HKEX-Connect is Interactive Brokers.

              Unfortunately this does not help with Rockchip, which trades in Shanghai and is not on the current HKEX-Connect list (CSV file), so is therefore available only to domestic Chinese investors and to “Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors”, hedge funds and other big money.

              • suones says:

                @TheCominator and @Mike

                Thank you for this detailed explanation. I was not aware of the “aloofness” of the Hong Kong exchange from Shanghai.

                …available only to domestic Chinese investors and to “Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors”, hedge funds and other big money.

                It seems we retailers trade in a different universe than the (((big guys))).

          • The Cominator says:

            Jim BTW if you find out you can do this I’d like to know the answer too…

            But even if the US sucks at making chips I can’t imagine the Japanese are going to lose their technological edge on this to China anytime soon?

            • suones says:

              I’m not Jim, but there is no Japanese technological edge in chips (in general), and has not been for a long time, if ever. Neither in design, integration, nor fabrication. All cutting-edge design stuff at present is Anglo-American, some European; while fabrication is now in Taiwan (specifically TSMC) and with Samsung lagging behind. Intel remains the only worthwhile near-cutting-edge non-Asian fab, and that is lagging severely for >5 years now. Integration is dominated by Apple (in dollar terms) and mainland Chinese firms like Rockchip or Taiwanese MediaTek (per volume), with Samsung playing second in both segments.

              Japan used to be big in LCD panels, don’t know how much that held up as the latest rage is OLED where I see LG dominating.

              • Pooch says:

                What about AMD? Aren’t they starting to beat Intel now?

                • jim says:

                  I have a substantial investment in AMD, and have a long options position in AMD.

                  But they have corporate cancer also, and it will kill them eventually just as it killed Intel.

                • suones says:

                  Dear Pooch,

                  What about AMD? Aren’t they starting to beat Intel now?

                  I’ve been buying AMD (products) since before they were cool (again). But AMD is a fabless Anglo-American design firm, fabbing is dependent on European/Middle Eastern “Global Foundries” (actually AMD’s divested German fabs), and now on Taiwanese TSMC (same as Apple). As such it shares the structural vulnerabilities of Intel, and also has the risk of not owning its own fabs if things go south between USA and Taiwan/China. An early example is how Apple’s booking of TSMC’s entire first 5nm chip run has already reduced market opportunity for AMD (and NVIDIA, to some extent).

                  That said, I remain bullish on US tech stocks, not limited to FAANG. AMD might not be a wonder-stock, but the broad US-tech arc has yet to hit its peak for a long time. This might be an emotional decision on my part, or it may just be my canny assessment of Apple M1 and beyond. We’ll see.

          • Pooch says:

            You mentioned Samsung and Media Tek in your post. I was thinking about how to invest in them. Is that the same problem as investing Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics?

            • jim says:

              I don’t know how to invest in any of them through official channels. We are increasingly finding ourselves in the same capital movement restrictions as third world countries with dodgy banking and finance systems. Your money is trapped in a conflagration.

              • suones says:

                …same capital movement restrictions as third world countries with dodgy banking and finance systems. Your money is trapped in a conflagration.

                Accurately describes my situation lol.

                That aside, we Indians can move relatively large amounts of money out easily (upto $250K/year), but the compliance and regulations are so onerous that it only makes sense for amounts in that range. Retailers can forget about it. As for the really huge transactions, most of them are laundered through Dubai using the “hawala” network. Us honest retailers can’t use that either. Our money is destined to remain trapped in a conflagration.

              • Snowdensjacket says:

                “conflagration”

                Caught in.

                Gnon how dare you, catch me in a conflagration. How dare you

            • The Cominator says:

              Samsung’s OTC foreign equivalent security in the US trades under the ticker SSNLF.

              It looks like its thinly traded on the pink sheets though… you might get killed on the spread. I can give you more information when I look at it during market hours.

              • jim says:

                Not keen on Samsung. Less upside than Rockchip – though it still better than US stocks under current circumstances.

          • Pooch says:

            I also predict that Musk will have grave trouble getting rocket tests approved unless the objective of the test is not Mars, but proving that all white technology and science was stolen from subsaharan African females.

            Yeah the fact that they are fucking with Musk so quickly, the whole market is dropping, and the Gamespot/Robinhood thing is making me extremely skiddish to hold any type of investment in a US company without insider knowledge. It seems like corporate cancer is metastasizing quickly and the elites are not interested in actually doing any type of economic activity besides continue looting the middle class.

            Thanks for the advice. If the US Dollar is not going to collapse for a while does it make sense to keep a holding in US Dollar Index Fund as a hedge against deflation at least until it fully crashes or is that too risky?

            • Pooch says:

              Actually now that I think of it what about just shorting the whole SP500 to as a hedge?

              • The Cominator says:

                That effectively would be being long the dollar vs dollar denominated assets. Most of the time a very bad idea.

            • jim says:

              The US dollar index appreciates within the US when the US$ appreciates against other currencies.

              And depreciates when the US$ depreciates against other currencies.

              I predict the US$ is going to take a big dive against all other currencies – probably not any time soon, but it might well be soon. Big long tail risk. No significant upside, big possible downside.

              • nils says:

                Is it possible for non approved dollars to be simply denied entry into the Federal State? Why cant bank sheets which are already recorded just be blacklisted? paper cash might be a different story but why should the US not deny convertibility of dollars into US assets just like it did US dollars into Gold to DeGaulle? Is a split currency possible with electronic fiat?(I understand that this would F*** trade up democratically 🙂 also is it possible that the fear of the market overwhelms command and control for the fcc etc. and the solid frontiers of finance law become a hyper permeable wasteland? Ugly is always special in its own way, I guess, and the next decade is as we know looking real ugly. Fascinated to find out just how antifragile we are not, whimper or boom its gonna be a hell of a ride.

      • Pooch says:

        FTSE BRIC 5

        Do you mean the FTSE BRIC 50 Index?

      • Joe says:

        lightning network provides a way around that scaling limit, but has hidden centralization under the hood

        Segwit (BIP-0141) allows for chaining of unsigned transactions without messing around with SIGHASH_NOINPUT (BIP-0118) or similar flags. Along with the previously introduced OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY (BIP-0068) it should make decentralized payment channels possible.

        https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0141.mediawiki

        Segregated witness fixes the problem of transaction malleability fundamentally, which enables the building of unconfirmed transaction dependency chains in a trust-free manner.

        Two parties, Alice and Bob, may agree to send certain amount of Bitcoin to a 2-of-2 multisig output (the “funding transaction”). Without signing the funding transaction, they may create another transaction, time-locked in the future, spending the 2-of-2 multisig output to third account(s) (the “spending transaction”). Alice and Bob will sign the spending transaction and exchange the signatures. After examining the signatures, they will sign and commit the funding transaction to the blockchain. Without further action, the spending transaction will be confirmed after the lock-time and release the funding according to the original contract. It also retains the flexibility of revoking the original contract before the lock-time, by another spending transaction with shorter lock-time, but only with mutual-agreement of both parties.

        The lightning network described in the paper is a little more complicated than this example, but is still achievable with just these two things, chained unsigned transactions and relative timelocks.

        https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

        • jim says:

          Things get rather trickier when you want a full circle transaction. Ann pays Bob to pay Carol to pay Dave to pay Faye to pay Gavin, and Gavin should close the circle by sending a receipt to Ann.

          You want the whole circle to succeed for everyone, or fail for everyone, and you want it to definitely succeed, or definitely fail, in a relatively short time.

          Using anonymous multi-hop locks constructed with Schnorr signatures over an elliptic curve of prime order, you can do it. It is far from apparent that this is what the Bitcoin Lightning Network is doing. Rather, they rely on half hidden central authority, with the result that they are recapitulating the evolution of correspondence banking into marginal reserve banking and thence into central banking and fiat money.

          This is related to triple entry accounting and to insider check kiting.

    • Mike says:

      @Pooch

      The current drop, other than the retail insanity, is nothing compared to how fast it tanked when Corona first came in March. This is nothing.

    • Gedeon says:

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  45. Anonymous 2 says:

    The US regime now seems to be going after the special forces as well. Unclear why. Are they insufficiently leftist?

    For decades the Defense Department has relied on covert and classified special operations troops to kick in doors and raid high-value targets around the world. The department’s Inspector General’s Office now may be taking its first broad look at whether those shadowy strike forces committed war crimes along the way.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pentagon-begins-independent-inquiry-into-special-ops-and-war-crimes/ar-BB1dbvdu?li=BBnb7Kz

    Also interesting that Pelosi now wants to deploy Chad-style technicals in the streets. Coming Landcruiser war in America?

    • Pooch says:

      US Special Forces Units are made of the most masculine, red-pilled, Christians in the military and made of 90%+ white males because competency requirements are so high. So yes the most insufficiently leftist units that exist. Germany dissolved their special forces units last year, so I’d expect the left to do the same in the US or just subvert them so bad with women and minorities that they are no longer combat effective.

      • Theshadowedknight says:

        Thank God for that. Looks like He is looking out for us.

        • Pooch says:

          The faster the US military starts losing in military conflicts probably the faster we can get to a Cromwell.

          • jim says:

            Cromwell happened because the Puritans optimized for war against Charles the First. We don’t have a Charles the First. We don’t have a potential Sulla, and we don’t have a Charles the First.

          • Bilge_Pump says:

            Dude I really can’t stomach that idea. If I were to join the military, I couldn’t go in with a losing mindset, or I would get myself and others blown up.

            • Pooch says:

              Don’t join the US military. I certainly do not wish death or injury to the individual men of good will but it is hard to wish military victory for the forces of Globohomo.

              • Pooch says:

                Especially the forces of a regime also simultaneously at war with the Heritage American People.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Only join if you think you can make it through the suck up marathon to general and plan on couping.

                • The Cominator says:

                  It will not work to long march through the institutions in the bureaucracy or academia, the level of insanity you will have to display to make it in such institutions will drive you to be truly insane.

                  In the military you might be able to make it though, the ideological conformity required in the military even in insane regimes somehow always seems to be less than in the bureaucracy and the party.

                  The Waffen SS leadership towards the end of WWII did not have a much more favorable opinion of Hitler then the regular army leadership despite the fact that it was created to be more ideologically reliable than the army, and it had quite a few people involved with the July plot. The military requires some degree of contact with reality to function effectively.

                • Pooch says:

                  It’s too late for anyone who hasn’t joined yet but that’s good advice for officers already in.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Maybe not, Sepp Dietrich was a pretty ideologically committed Nazi as Nazis were early on (more from the nationalist than socialist side though so never a complete nut) and a personal friend of Hitler, nor was he from an officer class background.

                  While he did not exactly join the July Plot he sort of knew about it and did nothing because he prettymuch hated both Hitler and the party by 1944.

                  The military is pozzed but the poz in the military may have limits if the level of insanity asked from them gets too great…