Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dems Really R The Real Racists

Free Northerner explains the benefits of Jim Crow. For blacks.

Black Enlightenment: Jim Crow

A restoration of law and order would have the largest positive impact on the black community.

A nationalist economic agenda with restrictive immigration would benefit blacks more than any other group.

The Sailer Strategy is not simply driving up the white vote. A couple of decades hence, it requires picking off one minority group.

Blacks are the most natural ally for whites because they're the least likely to present a challenge to white rule.

Hispanics are overwhelming whites demographically and Asians can become a market dominant minority.

Blacks are not a demographic threat or a market dominant minority.

Claiming Dems R the Real Racists won't win black votes. There's no point in appealing to progressive whites either.

To win black votes, make a blatant appeal to nationalism, a blatant appeal for votes.

End affirmative action for all but American blacks with slave ancestry. Offer more welfare.

If you want to play identity politics, play to win.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trump Still Lagging in Ground Game

The Trump campaign has a ground-game problem
As the presidential election marathon breaks into a final sprint, the Trump campaign faces a jaw-dropping gap in the ground game: Hillary Clinton currently has more than three times the number of campaign offices in critical states than does Donald Trump.

The contrast is a test for the conventional campaign model and points to the candidates’ stark differences in methods. Clinton is cleaving to the data-driven, on-the-ground machine that won two elections for Barack Obama. Trump, on the other hand, insists he does not need traditional campaign tactics to win the election, pointing to his overwhelming nomination victory achieved with a relatively small team and little spending.

Nevertheless, the ground game is poised to be critical in 2016. Undecided voters are becoming scarce, and targeted turnout may be the deciding factor on Nov. 8. That usually requires field offices with phone banks, organized volunteers and a coordinated effort to knock on doors and get people to the polls.

Take three make-or-break states. Pennsylvania has two Trump offices right now. North Carolina, one. Florida, the biggest swing state prize, also has just one – Trump’s Sarasota headquarters.

Those four Trump offices cover 165,000 square miles of critical election territory. Clinton has 100 offices in the same space.

With enough ground game, you can get Americans to elect a ham sandwich.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cathedral in Action

Tens of millions of dollars disguised as ‘consumer relief’ are going to liberal political groups.
The administration’s multiyear campaign against the banking industry has quietly steered money to organizations and politicians who are working to ensure liberal policy and political victories at every level of government. The conduit for this funding is the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, a coalition of federal and state regulators and prosecutors created in 2012 to “identify, investigate, and prosecute instances of wrongdoing” in the residential mortgage-backed securities market. In conjunction with the Justice Department, the RMBS Working Group has reached multibillion-dollar settlements with essentially every major bank in America.

The most recent came in April when the Justice Department announced a $5.1 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs. In February Morgan Stanley agreed to a $3.2 billion settlement. Previous targets were Citigroup ($7 billion), J.P. Morgan Chase ($13 billion), and Bank of America, which in 2014 reached the largest civil settlement in American history at $16.65 billion. Smaller deals with other banks have also been announced.

Combined, the banks must divert well over $11 billion into “consumer relief,” which is supposed to benefit homeowners harmed during the Great Recession. Yet it is unknown how much, if any, of the banks’ settlement money will find its way to individual homeowners. Instead, a substantial portion is allocated to private, nonprofit organizations drawn from a federally approved list. Some groups on the list—Catholic Charities, for instance—are relatively nonpolitical. Others—La Raza, the National Urban League, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and more—are anything but.
One of the most amusing things is the anti-bank comments from the progressives. They don't want to stop the banks at all. They want money.

The greatest threat to progressives is anti-central bank policy. Destroy the central bank and Wall Street/banks go down, the U.S. loses reserve currency status, the U.S. treasury can no longer fund deficit spending. Inflated stock prices can no longer support valueless profitless companies like Twitter. Power would shift to industries that create and export: manufacturing, farmers, oil drillers. Progressive unemployment would soar, the media would be screaming like you have never seen.

H/T: Countenance Blog.

Globalization Destroys Fertility, Robot Babies Increase It

The empty crib
More than anything else, people blame financial pressures and the cost of housing for having fewer children than they think desirable. Greece is not the only country where economic turmoil has put people off having children. The fertility rate in America, Australia and most of Europe has dropped since 2009. In many countries the financial crisis has been especially hard on young people, delaying the independence that many think necessary for starting a family. José Luis Marin of porCausa, a journalism and research outfit in Madrid, points out that the average Spanish man now leaves home and sets up his own household at the age of 30.
One goal of globalization is the creation of a global market. In order to achieve this, wages must go up in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and come down in developed world. This causes a decline in fertility and also economic growth. This is solved with immigration to raise headline GDP. In addition to global wage pressure, immigration further drives down local wages where natives have an edge (construction, landscaping etc.) and drives up home prices. The result is an all-out assault on family formation.

Even if you completely dismiss the idea of white genocide or any racial component to establishment policy, the globalists are destroying native fertility.

Or to be more sinister for the conspiracy theorists, the globalists want you to think you can't afford more children. They want you to choose money over children. They want you to run calculation on "can we afford another kid?" because they've loaded the dice against you.

The conditioning isn't hard to break.

Even Robot Babies Can’t Scare Teens Into Abstinence
Robot baby simulators that are supposed to prevent teenage pregnancies aren’t any more effective than regular, robot-free health classes, according to a new study. In fact, the robots may actually increase the likelihood of teenage pregnancies and abortions.

A study published in The Lancet, which it says is the first long-term look at the efficacy of robot baby pregnancy prevention, followed thousands of teenage girls in Australia. About half were enrolled in a standard health class and half were enrolled in a “Virtual Infant Parenting” (VIP) program, which gave them robot babies to care for. The robot babies are programmed to be just as annoying and difficult to deal with as real human babies can be. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the VIP teens were given the robots for a weekend, took classes, and watched a documentary where teenage mothers talked about what it was like to raise a child so young.

This was all supposed to discourage teens from becoming pregnant, but the study, which followed the girls until they turned 20 years old, showed that the girls in the VIP program were actually twice as likely to become pregnant — 8 percent of the VIP girls versus 4 percent of the girls who took the standard class. And 9 percent of the VIP group girls had had an abortion versus 6 percent of the control group.
It requires a great deal of social conditioning and economic distress to lower fertility. Reversing it tends to happen naturally. The other day I overheard a conversation between two grandmothers, one asked the other if a second grandchild was coming. She responded, "All her friends are having their second child, so probably not long."

Trump Back to Amnesty

As far as I can tell, the claim of "not amnesty" rests on "no citizenship," but people working in the U.S. illegally care more about working than citizenship. As long as they aren't deported, they have defacto amnesty. Since Democrats will give citizenship the first chance they get, allowing them to stay will result in citizenship.

I supported Trump because of immigration. His economic and foreign policies are better than Clinton's, but with enough new Democrat voters looking for handouts, it's only a matter of time before the globalists offer more handouts and reverse any changes to key policies. Without reversing immigration, every victory is temporary.

There's no change possible at the ballot box because the Cathedral manufactures consent and it also manufactures dissent, the Outer Party. Being against demographic replacement is unacceptable dissent. No amount of voting will change that.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Trump Goes Pro-Amnesty, Then Back

Trump briefly went pro-amnesty, adopteding Jeb Bush's position on immigration. Citizenship for all amnestied illegals will follow with the first Democrat president. Then Trump walked it back.
"There's no path to legalization unless they leave the country," Trump said after an event in Manchester, New Hampshire. "When they come back in, then they can start paying taxes, but there is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and then come back."

Trump said that on his first day in office, he would authorize law enforcement to actively deport "bad dudes," such as those who have committed crimes, which he said numbered "probably millions." But he declined to flatly say whether he would round up other undocumented immigrants, stressing that once the initial deportations occur, "then we can talk."

"There is a very good chance the answer could be yes," Trump said when asked if he would deport those who have lived here peacefully but without papers. "We're going to see what happens."
Whether Trump wins or loses, moving forward requires exit. Exit is the final red pill, the shedding of the last political bonds. The voting booth is where your money and power go to die. Adherence to the "America" of your dreams is the last pedestalization. Creating new political, economic and cultural bonds lays the foundation for the future. When America falls, whatever ideology and economic policies are tied to it will burn in the fire.

When Does Rome Clean House

Church leaders hold crisis talks held over fears trainee Catholic priests using gay dating app Grindr
Church leaders have held crisis talks over fears that trainee Catholic priests in Ireland are using the gay dating app Grindr.

Ireland's Catholic Church hierarchy admitted concerns about an "unhealthy atmosphere" at the country's main seminary.

Leftist Summoners

Drug Companies Aren't That Profitable

Mylan is under attack for the EpiPen price hikes. The way U.S. healthcare works is there's a Byzantine system of prices. The ACA causes people to lose health insurance, or to see their coverage shrink. Everyone understands that paying more for less healthcare is how the ACA is designed to work, but many do not know this also applies to paying retail prices for drugs. The lie told by some, and misunderstanding by others, is that drug companies are someone looting the public.

Without going into all the details of profitability and financial statements, I can quickly debunk the idea that drug companies are super profitable by doing a simple thought experiment with a testable hypothesis. If drug companies are becoming more profitable, then their stocks prices should be rising much faster than the broader market because investors will bid up the stocks of companies with earnings rising faster than the rest of the market. Healthcare inflation is the highest of any industry since 2000, so clearly there's lots and lots more money being spent on healthcare. If drug companies are helping to drive up prices, their stocks should be destroying the competition as ever increasing profits flow to their shareholders. If instead they are not beating the market, if they perform as well as other stocks, it signals the system is seriously messed up. All this extra money being spent on healthcare isn't showing up as higher profits.

The chart below shows General Electric (GE), Wal-Mart (WMT), Pfizer (PFE), a Pharma ETF (IHE), a biotech ETF (IBB) and paint maker Sherwin-Williams (SHW).

The 20-year chart of these stocks shows paint maker Sherwin-Williams was the most sought after stock. Wal-Mart (WMT), a now struggling retailer losing out to online sales, has performed far better than drug companies. If I stretch it back to 1990, Pfizer does well thanks to a run-up in the 1990s, but Shermin-Williams still annihilates the competition and most drug companies are still middling performers.

Healthcare is the largest bubble in the American economy, destroying hundreds of billions of dollars of economic output each year. Only education and various government programs (from defense to welfare) come close to being as large of an economic sinkhole. A free market reform of the sector would lead to a collapse in healthcare spending. Government spending might increase because market prices would be above Medicare's price controls, but total spending would drop because those prices would be far below "retail" prices. The out of pocket cost for most services would be low enough that middle class families could pay without insurance, getting by on a catastrophic insurance plan to cover medical emergencies. Efficiently run companies creating value would see their profitability soar; many would cease operations.

Drug companies aren't individually lobbying to make drug companies profitable. The government steps in and screws up the system, to the point where perfectly healthy companies will go out of business due to the government action. The lobbyists step in to make everyone profitable and the result is higher overall healthcare spending. It is how the progressive government solves every conflict: with more spending on everything. The assumption is resources will never run out and there will never be a price to pay for inflating the money supply.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hillary and Media Conspire To Create AltRight Villain

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton and her propaganda arm, the mainstream media, will conspire to create a new villain for the world: the AltRight. The groundwork was laid in magazines such as Time.

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

Hillary and the MSM want to create a Narrative about the AltRight as a bunch of trolls and bullies. They want you to hate the AltRight, and by extension Donald Trump and the Republican Party, and support the Democrat Party, Hillary Clinton, and the Establishment.

Why are Hillary Clinton and all major media outlets creating a false story in the middle of a presidential campaign? They need something to distract you from reality.

First, they will tell you the AltRight is racist because they are pushing their own racist organization: Black Lives Matter. It's only the latest in a string of false stories designed to sow racial hatred in America, the better to turn out minority voters for the Democrat party. They will tell you white people who look out for their own interests are evil for behaving exactly like every other racial group in America.

Next they will say the AltRight is anti-semitic because they don't want to talk about black teens beating up rabbis or Jews fleeing Muslim terrorism in Europe. They also say that the AltRight is anti-semitic for wanting immigration policies that are less harsh than Israel's: Genetic citizenship: DNA testing and the Israeli Law of Return. Israel's immigration policy is more extreme than anything proposed by the AltRight, and the AltRight is fine with that because it believes nations have a right to choose their own policies.

Next they'll say the AltRight is misogynist, probably for trolling aimed at women. They have no problem blasting lies about campus rape culture, such as the completely fabricated story in Rolling Stone. A Rape on Campus, which resulted in actual violence and vandalism targeted at the fraternity named in the story.
The article uses the pseudonym "Drew" to refer to a third-year student at the University of Virginia who takes Jackie to the fraternity party where the alleged rape takes place. "Drew" gives "instruction and encouragement" to the seven rapists. Jackie's friends in the story have provided evidence since then that the man Rolling Stone calls "Drew" was electronically introduced to them as "Haven Monahan." Jackie forwarded messages from "Monahan" and "Monahan" exchanged messages with Jackie's friends, including sending a picture of "himself" directly to Ryan Duffin. But, media investigations have determined that no student named "Haven Monahan" has attended the University of Virginia; the portrait of "Haven Monahan" is an image of a classmate of Jackie's in high school, who has never attended the University of Virginia; the three telephone numbers through which "Haven Monahan" contacted Jackie's friends are registered "internet telephone numbers" that "enable the user to make calls or send SMS text messages to telephones from a computer or iPad while creating the appearance that they are coming from a real phone"; and love letters written by Jackie and forwarded by "Haven Monahan" to Ryan Duffin are largely plagiarized from scripts of the TV series Dawson's Creek and Scrubs.
This absurd story was used to push legislation taking away the rights of Americans. Gillibrand promotes federal sexual assault legislation
Reacting to the backlash against the woman who said she was raped in the Rolling Stone article, Gillibrand said it’s “inappropriate” and an example of victim-blaming.

“One of the challenges with survivors of sexual trauma and rape is that they often don’t want to actually participate with law enforcement, because they don’t justice is possible, they don’t think they’ll be believed, they think they’ll be blamed,” she said. “So again, victim blaming or shining the spotlight on her for coming forward is not the right approach.
The media creates stories and pushes them onto the public to maintain political control for the Establishment. Even a woman who lies about a rape is to be defended because she's doing it in service of the Establishment's lies. Narratives are sold to you like chicken McNuggets, beer and laundry detergent.

They want to show you a dead Turkish boy, put on a boat by his irresponsible parents in the hopes he would receive welfare for the family, whose body was placed on the shore to be photographed by ghoulish journalists, in order to sell you on allowing migrants into you country.
They won't focus on the death of a innocent girl in Nice who was murdered by Islamic terrorists because then you might ask why the government is letting in lots of people who sympathize with the terrorists.
Two photos. One a complete lie except for the fact of a dead body, the other the reality the politicians and their media lap dogs do not want you to see.

The media and police will cover up rapes and sexual assaults in Germany, and cover up the rape of a 5-year Idaho girl by refugees.

The media might tell you the AltRight are paid by Russia or work for Russia because the AltRight believes in sovereignty for all people and does not seek war with Russia or China, or anyone else for that matter. The Establishment wants you to hate Russia and China because if the economy gets really bad, they may start a war. They also don't want to tell you the West is falling behind Russia and China in military and science. They want you to stop thinking of progress in terms of economic growth, scientific achievement and improved living standards because their policies are causing economic contraction, most scientific studies are false and their actual goal is to lower your living standards to a global mean, far below the level in developed countries.

Of all possible targets, why the AltRight?

The AltRight is not a target because the media wants to hide the truth from you. They can come up with lots of lies to sell. The AltRight is a target because it is the most responsible for broadcasting the truth. The media doesn't want to be talking about Hillary's deteriorating health, but they were forced to because the AltRight brought it up. The new birthers: Debunking the Hillary Clinton health conspiracy. Nobody wants to discuss topics on race, sex and equality. The AltRight is willing to question any subject, debate any issue, but the Establishment wants to silence it because lies cannot withstand scrutiny.

The only enemy the Establishment has is the truth. The truth is the West has begun to collapse under the rule of progressive politicians because the foundation of progressivism is lies, all the way back to the idea of the blank slate from the Enlightenment. Now the economy is beginning to fall apart, almost a decade of economic depression, but the media and politicians sell it as a recovery.
Progressives control the entire government, most of the media and almost all schools and universities. Almost everything you see and hear on TV, in movies, from politicians, or in class from K through college, is progressive propaganda. They control so much of the country that they are now reduced to attacking anonymous online "trolls" who question and challenge these rulers and their lies.

If you want to take the blue pill, you can go on believing the lies as the economy falls apart around you, as your currency collapses, as your circle of friends and relatives increasingly become the victim of violent crimes, as you sink deeper into debt, wondering why the American Dream seems so far out of reach. The media and politicians will cook up new lies for you to believe and you can go on hating all the "bad people" who are ruining everything, like poor white people living in the mountains of West Virginia or anonymous trolls on Twitter.

Or you can pop a red pill and begin a journey to the truth. The choice is up to you.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Difference Between Alt-Right and Conservative

Alt-Right understands the implications of these poll numbers and demographic change.
Conservatives and libertarians do not understand it at all. (Progressives understand the electoral impact, but not the cultural and societal impact.)

VoxDay Posts Alt-Right Statement of Principles

I can guess a few spots people will take issue with, but on the whole a decent summary.

What the Alt Right is
In the interest of developing a core Alt Right philosophy upon which others can build.

1.The Alt Right is of the political right in both the American and the European sense of the term. Socialists are not Alt Right. Progressives are not Alt Right. Liberals are not Alt Right. Communists, Marxists, Marxians, cultural Marxists, and neocons are not Alt Right.

2. The Alt Right is an ALTERNATIVE to the mainstream conservative movement in the USA that is nominally encapsulated by Russel Kirk's 10 Conservative Principles, but in reality has devolved towards progressivism. It is also an alternative to libertarianism.

3. The Alt Right is not a defensive attitude and rejects the concept of noble and principled defeat. It is a forward-thinking philosophy of offense, in every sense of that term. The Alt Right believes in victory through persistence and remaining in harmony with science, reality, cultural tradition, and the lessons of history.

4. The Alt Right believes Western civilization is the pinnacle of human achievement and supports its three foundational pillars: Christianity, the European nations, and the Rule of Law.

5. The Alt Right is openly and avowedly nationalist. It supports all nationalisms and the right of all nations to exist, homogeneous and unadulterated by foreign invasion and immigration.

6. The Alt Right is anti-globalist. It opposes all groups who work for globalist ideals or globalist objectives.

7. The Alt Right is anti-equalitarian. It rejects the idea of equality for the same reason it rejects the ideas of unicorns and leprechauns, noting that human equality does not exist in any observable scientific, legal, material, intellectual, sexual, or spiritual form.

8. The Alt Right is scientodific. It presumptively accepts the current conclusions of the scientific method (scientody), while understanding a) these conclusions are liable to future revision, b) that scientistry is susceptible to corruption, and c) that the so-called scientific consensus is not based on scientody, but democracy, and is therefore intrinsically unscientific.

9. The Alt Right believes identity > culture > politics.

10. The Alt Right is opposed to the rule or domination of any native ethnic group by another, particularly in the sovereign homelands of the dominated peoples. The Alt Right is opposed to any non-native ethnic group obtaining excessive influence in any society through nepotism, tribalism, or any other means.

11. The Alt Right understands that diversity + proximity = war.

12. The Alt Right doesn't care what you think of it.

13. The Alt Right rejects international free trade and the free movement of peoples that free trade requires. The benefits of intranational free trade is not evidence for the benefits of international free trade.

14. The Alt Right believes we must secure the existence of white people and a future for white children.

15. The Alt Right does not believe in the general supremacy of any race, nation, people, or sub-species. Every race, nation, people, and human sub-species has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and possesses the sovereign right to dwell unmolested in the native culture it prefers.

16.The Alt Right is a philosophy that values peace among the various nations of the world and opposes wars to impose the values of one nation upon another as well as efforts to exterminate individual nations through war, genocide, immigration, or genetic assimilation.

TL;DR: The Alt Right is a Western ideology that believes in science, history, reality, and the right of a genetic nation to exist and govern itself in its own interests.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Oh Those Wacky NRx and Their Cathedral

Undistilled red pill: The media vs. Donald Trump: why the press feels so free to criticize the Republican nominee
A quick story. Back during the primaries, I published a piece — and recorded a video — calling Donald Trump’s rise a terrifying moment in American politics. The analysis was unsparing.

"Trump is the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory," I wrote. "He pairs terrible ideas with an alarming temperament; he's a racist, a sexist, and a demagogue, but he's also a narcissist, a bully, and a dilettante. He lies so constantly and so fluently that it's hard to know if he even realizes he's lying."

After the piece published, I got a call from a very conservative Republican member of Congress. He wanted to talk about the article, his office said. I figured he’d be angry. Instead, he congratulated me for speaking out.

That member of Congress, by the way, has now endorsed Trump.

I think this is why the Washington Post, for instance, isn’t panicking over being banned from Trump’s events. If the Post believed the Republican Party had turned on it so sharply that it was now permanently blacklisted from doing even basic reporting on GOP campaigns, it would be an institutional crisis.
The GOP, and many of the conservatives within it, exist as an outlet for right-wing energy. The goal is not to win, it is to exhaust right-wing opposition with futile efforts. Trump is revealing the depth of progressive infiltration on the right. Many on the right believed the GOP was unwittingly pursuing progressive goals (Dems are the real racists), but the truth is, even conservatives are consciously progressive and working against the interest of the right-wing.

There's also some projection at the end. Klein talks about what the press (and SJWs) do all the time: target political enemies for destruction:
Quietly, privately, political reporters wonder if Trump is a threat to them personally — if he were president, would he use the powers of the office to retaliate against them personally if he didn’t like their coverage of his administration? How certain are they that their taxes are really in order? How sure are they that a surveillance state controlled by Trump would tap their phones and watch their emails for leverage?
The Obama administration already did this to reporters Sheryl Atkins and James Rosen. Klein and other progressives have no real problem with Obama targeting reporters, otherwise they would unleash brutal attacks on his administration.

Trump is barely a right-wing figure. His rhetoric is further to the right of nearly all GOP candidates, but he may govern like a "Dems are the real racists" conservative. His proposed policies create the potential for right-wing action. He could end up restricting all immigration or creating an immigration test that effectively bars most non-Europeans from immigrating, for example, but none of his rhetoric points in that direction.

The Cathedral isn't taking any chances though. They believe if Trump wanted to push right, he could gain majority support from the public. If not, he's no real threat because he'd be bottled up by Congress. Therefore, Trump must be destroyed. On this progressives and conservatives agree.

American Anarcho-Tyranny

This Bloomberg article focuses on Wal-Mart and corporate cost cutting, but it obscures the deeper truth: increased security costs will become a drag on all corporate profits as law and order deteriorates. It is Wal-Mart's job to deter theft, but the larger issue is society is not deterring theft. Wal-Mart isn't encouraging crime. Wal-Mart is not doing enough to deal with rapidly rising crime rates.

Even if the trend in anarcho-tyranny is slowed, local governments cannot afford the level of policing required to keep pace with changing demographics. As coloreds rise as a share of population, crime rates will inevitably follow, short of a major cultural shift or a true police state.

Furthermore, requiring Wal-Mart to do more is the solution of the 1970s and 1980s. Companies stepped up security and then were sued by criminals who claimed they were manhandled or falsely imprisoned. To restore order, corporations and individuals will need stronger rights, but that takes us back to the problem of anarcho-tyranny. If the law was creating order, we wouldn't have the problem in the first place.

Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy
Dennis Buckley found a way to get Walmart moving faster on crime: shaming and threats. A blunt former fire chief, Buckley is the mayor of Beech Grove, Ind., an Indianapolis suburb with a population of 14,000. He’d been swamped with complaints from his police chief about the daily calls to Walmart. He demanded action from Walmart’s local lawyer, as did the City Council. Nothing happened. Then, in June of last year, Buckley reached his limit. He received news that a local woman had been killed and her grandson seriously injured in a car crash caused by a Walmart shoplifter fleeing police. Later that day, he learned his town had become a laughingstock. A YouTube video of a fight at the Beech Grove Walmart was going viral. It showed two women, one riding a motorized scooter, the other accompanied by a 6-year-old boy, in a furious fistfight that turned into a profane wrestling match in the shampoo aisle. The video also contained glimpses of jeering bystanders recording the action on their phones. By the time Buckley saw the video, it had been viewed millions of times.

Enraged by the circus atmosphere around the video, he denounced Walmart on Facebook and in the local media. “The Beech Grove Walmart is NOT a good corporate partner,” he posted. The YouTube video “was embarrassing to the City of Beech Grove and the people who live in our beautiful city. Walmart should be ashamed of itself once again for failing to control the people who enter their store.”

Regional Walmart executives asked for a meeting with Buckley and Craig Wiley, the city attorney. “You could tell by their body language that they came to the meeting with a very conciliatory tone, and they were going to get their arms around the problem,” Wiley says. Walmart promised to hire security and extend a fence on the rear of its property, which barred an easy exit for shoplifters into a retirement community. It said it would skip calling the cops for first-time offenders shoplifting merchandise valued below $50 if the shoplifter completes the company’s theft-prevention program.

Buckley was pleased. But in the weeks following the meeting, Walmart dragged its heels. Buckley went public again, this time appearing on national cable news. “Walmart Beech Grove is draining our police resources,” he told Fox Business Network. “It’s the string of terrible events that have been occurring down there over the past two months that have led me to instruct our police chief to declare the Walmart a public nuisance.”

That meant the threat of a $2,500 fine for every call to the police. Walmart now pays for off-duty police to man the store, and the pressure on the local police has eased. A year later, Buckley is pleased, but it still irks him that he had to go to such measures to get Walmart to act. “Cities really need to put their thumb down and get them to the table,” he says. “It’s taken a long time, but they can really be good partners if they want to be.”

Monday, August 15, 2016

Trump-Clinton Polls Look Like Brexit

Keep an eye on the trend in the Clinton lead. As long as Trumps lows continue moving higher, it indicates he is gaining. As with Brexit, he has a low ceiling of support. He can win, but he's not going to swing out to a 6 point lead barring an extreme scenario. Brexit polls were consistently in favor of Remain, but the gap closed as time went on.

A Trump win is going to be a demographic surprise with white Democrat crossover or possibly lower than expected minority turnout, the same way Brexit was helped by Labour support. The polls are going to be wrong because they stick to traditional methods. However, even if the polls are constructed poorly, as long as they're consistent in their methodology, they will pick up shifts in support.

Hispanics and Muslims Fight Racial Turf War, Trump Blamed

Trump-inspired Islamophobic Terrorism Instead Likely a Muslim vs. Hispanic Diversity Feud
A man suspected of gunning down a Queens imam and his friend outside a mosque was taken into custody Sunday night, sources said.

The motive in the horrific Saturday afternoon killings may be an ongoing feud between Muslims and Hispanics, according to sources.

Sources also pointed to an ongoing feud between Muslims and Hispanics in the neighborhood. A group of Muslims allegedly attacked some Hispanics a few weeks before, and the shooting may have been pay back.
On thing Sailer notes (link goes to his post on the topic) is how the Washington Post is now the bigger joke paper. Up until very recently, perhaps the Bezos purchase, the NYTimes was a reliable progressive outlet and the Washington Post would come across as less biased. Now this has shifted to the Los Angeles Times, which seems to be the most objective (grading on a curve) of the major papers.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Trump Needs a Ground Game

Last week I wrote:
The main concern I have is the ground game. Trump put zero effort into having a ground game in the primaries, he ran a skeleton campaign that pulled up stakes and left after the primary.

In order to win, Trump needs to have a massive ground game that drives his demographic to the polls. If that happens, he wins. If it doesn't, he loses.
Now this: In Key States, The Trump Campaign Still Lags Badly
With fewer than three months before Election Day, in the states that matter most, Donald Trump’s campaign is still barely operating field offices and running no television ads in key states.

On the ground, some are confused as to who is calling the shots — his campaign or Republican state and national organizations that have picked up the slack. In North Carolina, it’s not entirely clear where the campaign is headquartered. In Ohio and Pennsylvania, volunteers have opened makeshift field offices.

Some are advising that the Republican National Committee, which is running its planned robust field operation, cut off money to the Trump campaign and focus on other races — something that an RNC staffer acknowledged to BuzzFeed News could be a possibility.
The last part is Buzzfeed nonsense. The Trump campaign doesn't seem to understand basic politics though:
In key swing states like Florida, the campaign has been operating a bare-bones operation, with one office in Sarasota and four staff. The RNC currently has 75 staffers on the ground in Florida, as well as 1,400 volunteers and fellows in charge of local organizing.

“From the RNC’s perspective, if you’re looking at those states, we’ve been on the ground in those states since 2013,” said RNC spokesman Rick Gorka. “There was an early investment in the ground game to fix what went wrong [in 2012].”

Karen Giorno, the campaign’s chief Florida strategist, said that the operation will be expanding soon, and that the campaign is adding up to 25 more offices and is in the process of hiring 14 more full-time staff. The campaign is opening an office near the site of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, Bloomberg reported.

But Giorno sees less need for a traditional approach to the ground game because of Trump’s near-universal name recognition and the large attendance at his rallies, and she sounded confident about her approach when interviewed outside Trump’s Kissimmee rally last week. “I’m not big on bricks and mortar and office spaces because as you can see we have a very unique kind of campaign,” Giorno said. Giorno says she’s still relying on the large attendance at Trump’s rallies to reach voters. And she cited the campaign’s social media outreach, saying her team has a 100% response rate to social media queries from voters.

“This is the best type of outreach you can possibly have,” Giorno said of the rallies. “He’s touching over 40,000 people in two days.”

“I think we win this handily,” Giorno said. “I would be hard pressed to say that the Clinton campaign is doing anything to move the dial.”
The good news is the GOP has a ground game. The bad news is Trump is doing nothing to support it.

September is the line in the sand. After that it is too late to put together a ground game. Trump will be relying on the GOP GOTV effort and unless there are Trump people involved, they aren't going to target Democrats because they don't want them voting. If Trump is relying on crossover votes, he needs to identify those Democrats and Independents that lean Democrat, and turn them out.

North Carolina is a state where turnout of GOP voters is enough to win, and the GOP sounds like its in better shape according to Buzzfeed (I'm taking this all with the cursory grain of salt):
“In North Carolina, we have almost 50 paid staffers and more than 200 neighborhood team leaders across the state (in addition to the existing county and local party organizations and hundreds of volunteers across the state) — a number that grows everyday as our team members recruit and train more volunteers,” Woodhouse said. “Our team members function like paid organizers and field staff, as they commit to training, benchmarks, and hours of commitment each week to elect Mr. Trump and our Republican nominees in November.”

“Donald Trump started the general election with a head start on the ground because of the operation the RNC and the NCGOP has built,” Woodhouse said.

One key North Carolina Republican activist had a much less rosy view of the situation.

“It is less than to be desired,” the activist said. “I think the RNC is doing a really good job from a field program. They are taking a huge role. He’s also keeping it pretty lean. We’re going to see if this theory works.”
“You can’t just come to a rally once a week and go on CNN, that’s crazy,” the activist said.

A source of major concern to Republicans at this point is the campaign’s failure to run any ads. “I am far more worried about the lack of TV,” the North Carolina activist said.

Another Republican operative called the lack of advertising “very worrisome. At a certain point the fundamentals matter.”
The lack of TV one area Trump is right to hold back on. People won't pay attention until September, after Labor Day. Social media and earned media are a better strategy for now. If Trump is still running no ads in September and into October, then worry. I will be shocked and dismayed if there aren't ads with Jamiel Shaw and Patricia Smith.
Giorno, the Florida state director, said she expected ad spending from the campaign to start after this month. The Clinton campaign and the main super PAC supporting Clinton have already spent millions advertising in the state.

“We’re letting our powder dry till people come back from vacation,” Giorno said. “We’re going to spend as much as it requires.”

Saturday, August 13, 2016

It's Raining Red Pills

The issue this time around….I came up covering the Bush administration and Republicans…who have traditionally yelled at me about liberal press bias, they’re not saying that this time. So the partisan element is out of this campaign in a weird way….
Faux partisanship between the Inner and Outer Party of the Cathedral. When a real outsider emerges, the Cathedral closes ranks.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Whites Get Shot By Cops More Than Blacks, Until Body Cams

A lot of red pilling is done by simple math and facts. You hear that cops shoot minorities, so you start digging into the stats you find either no racism, or a slight bias in favor of blacks, likely because police know shooting a black guy can end their career.

But put body cams on the cops, and they have videotaped evidence of their encounters. Now they don't have to worry about using lethal force if it is justified.

Study Links Police Bodycams to Increase in Shooting Deaths
Surprisingly, we found that the use of wearable video cameras is associated with a 3.64% increase in shooting-deaths of civilians by the police. We explain that video recordings collected during a violent encounter with a civilian can be used in favor of a police officer as evidence that justifies the shooting. Aware of this evidence, the officer may become less reluctant to engage in the use of deadly force…. This contradicts the expectation of many law enforcement officials and policymakers that video cameras would reduce incidents of use of deadly force.
What’s more, they found that body cameras were associated with a larger increase in shooting deaths of African Americans and hispanics than whites and Asians.

Cathedral Honey Pot: Northeast Is White

Mapping the Rising Tide
One use of this information—though you will need to do your own labor and economic research—is insight into where you should aim to migrate to or start a family, if you are in one of the non-White or soon-to-be non-White states. On paper—and only looking at percentile demographics—the highest potential areas are northern New England and West Virginia. There are other states where a large enough 'White flight' could sway things safely in our favor, especially where the share of White births is still in the seventies or better. If I had to pick one state I really think we should target based on racial demography and geography alone, it would be Massachusetts. While its White births are in the sixties rather than seventies or better, it contains a major port city, and is connected to the lily White preserve of northern New England, a region almost untouched by non-White immigration. Make no mistake, if we do not colonize what's left of New England, someone else will, because as the alt-right has consistently observed, non-Whites love moving to White areas if they are allowed to. Ditto for the Pacific Northwest and its proximate White interior.
The advantage of targeting Massachusetts is that it's the heart of the Cathedral. The disadvantage is there are more than 5 million pozzed.

A better state is Vermont. Carve Up the Blue With Political Preppers
Less than 20% of Vermont residents are under the age of 18, about 125,000.
The state is losing population because young people move out for job opportunities. Whatever Vermont is doing, it is preserving whiteness (for now). You don't want to screw it up with economic development.

If I'm a WN and focused on demographics, I'd move to Vermont. If I can't find a job, go on welfare. Pump out 6 to 8 white babies. Homeschool them.

If enough alt-right move into the state, it could swing it to R. That's 2 Senate seats that could be very useful down the road.

The Free State Project is next door in New Hampshire. They've started leaning libertarian, going down the tubes with progressivism. A few choice policies on issues such as transgenders and homeschooling could pick off some of them.

Vermont's age cohorts (5 years) are small, less than 40,000 people. If 1,000 couples move in and have 2 children within 5 years, their children will be 2.5 percent of the youngest cohort.

Vermont's cities are also small. Here's the largest cities in Vermont:

It wouldn't be hard to get elected to town government with a small active minority.

If might take a couple generations to take Vermont, but if high fertility is maintained, the growth rates start picking up steam.Then expand to Maine. Then New Hampshire. Then Massachusetts.

The key point is what do you want? If you want a good paying job, then go find a job in pozzed America, they have many of them. If you want to take the land, then have many children and keep them completely off the poz.

The Cult Of Transgender
We are going to have to take radical steps to withdraw from this popular culture if we are going to spare our kids its madness. I was talking last night over dinner with my friends about how completely clueless most parents are about the nature and pervasiveness of the threat. As Catholics, they were talking about how so many of their pastors, including bishops, desperately want to believe that everything is going to be okay, and that nobody should rock the boat. Meanwhile, the boat is about to go over the falls. This is not just pastors and bishops, though; this is most parents. Why do they do this? Because if what we are warning them about is true, then they are going to have to take drastic steps for the sake of their children’s faith and moral sanity. That is something most people would prefer not to do, so they deal with the tension by denying the threat.

Back in the late 1990s, PBS broadcast a Frontline documentary called “The Lost Children Of Rockdale County.” It begins with a syphilis epidemic in an upscale high school in suburban Atlanta. When public health officials began to investigate, they uncovered a culture of teenage promiscuity within the school that beggared imagination. How did this happen? Watching the show — and I urge you to follow the link and do so — revealed that these relatively affluent parents were disengaged, and trusted the culture to form their kids. It was too much bother to dig in deep with their kids, and guide them. The parents were laid-back, so the kids followed popular culture and their own instincts, straight into hell.
If you want to replace the culture, you have to replace it. Replacement isn't a battle. It is wu-wei. You not engage the poz or debate the poz. You turn it off. The Amish don't fight the poz. They expand their culture through the womb and land purchases. The Amish don't sit around debating what's in the NYTimes today, what the WaPo thinks, what's going on with university campuses, they don't know Bruce Jenner or what he does.

Look at the Cathedral's balance sheet. It's bankrupt. Look at its fertility rate: without sacrifices of new young children, the Cathedral would begin a catastrophic collapse within 1 generation. The Cathedral finds new blood from immigration and by stealing native born children. Stopping immigration, stop sending them fresh blood, and the expected outcome flips. A long road is still ahead, but a new path is chosen.

The West Is Run By Aliens

Peggy Noonan gets it, finally. How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen

The larger point is that this is something we are seeing all over, the top detaching itself from the bottom, feeling little loyalty to it or affiliation with it. It is a theme I see working its way throughout the West’s power centers. At its heart it is not only a detachment from, but a lack of interest in, the lives of your countrymen, of those who are not at the table, and who understand that they’ve been abandoned by their leaders’ selfishness and mad virtue-signalling.

Affluence detaches, power adds distance to experience. I don’t have it fully right in my mind but something big is happening here with this division between the leaders and the led. It is very much a feature of our age. But it is odd that our elites have abandoned or are abandoning the idea that they belong to a country, that they have ties that bring responsibilities, that they should feel loyalty to their people or, at the very least, a grounded respect.

I close with a story that I haven’t seen in the mainstream press. This week the Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson reported that recent Syrian refugees being resettled in Virginia, were sent to the state’s poorest communities. Data from the State Department showed that almost all Virginia’s refugees since October “have been placed in towns with lower incomes and higher poverty rates, hours away from the wealthy suburbs outside of Washington, D.C.” Of 121 refugees, 112 were placed in communities at least 100 miles from the nation’s capital. The suburban counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington—among the wealthiest in the nation, and home to high concentrations of those who create, and populate, government and the media—have received only nine refugees.

Some of the detachment isn’t unconscious. Some of it is sheer and clever self-protection. At least on some level they can take care of their own.
My mind keeps going back to the French Revolution, but the French King was less a foreigner and had less contempt for the people than the "foreigners" and sometimes enemies running the West today. The elites today offer their people nothing, in fact they frequently punish them. They should not at all be surprised when the people choose a man such as Trump to punch them back.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Depression Is Getting More Depressiony

Although I warned that Clinton Will Keep the Cathedral Running because she is more competent than Obama and her economic advisers will be more competent, there's no changing the underlying reality. If there is no financial market panic this year (at least similar to August 2015 or January 2016) and no recession in 2017, it will be a very near miss.

Trump Triggers Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation in Progressives

Trump is a wild rape fantasy for leftists. They get tingles from the idea of wild psycho nuclear tyrant running America and then swing to the euphoria of smashing bad whites, Hillary's landslide (taking Utah too!) and retaking the House and Senate.

Cathedral Goes Full Bore on Narrative Creation

It is very difficult to create a Narrative out of thin air. There needs to be at least a little truth to stack the lies upon.

Donald Trump often speaks without a teleprompter and says things in a colloquial and jovial manner. The Cathedral was caught in a blatant lie over his joke about a woman with a crying baby, when it claimed he kicked them out. He said 2nd amendment people need to all get out and vote, and the media says it is a death threat. This is as blatant a lie, but it fits with the Narrative established earlier in the year that Trump incites violence.

Trump "incites" violence the same way that Christians or Kurds or people celebrating Bastille Day incite ISIS jihadists. Yet the media is an arm of the Democratic Party. It's Narrative is the Clinton campaign's Narrative. There is no difference between CNN and the DNC when it comes to Narrative.

Racially charged confrontation over Trump T-shirt ends in apparent crowbar attack

This is a great time for red pilling. Every Cathedral media outlet is revealing itself.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Deutsche Bank Still A Smoldering Fire

Things get interesting if a crisis reaches the point where the Germans have to choose between following rules they made for Greece or breaking those rules to avoid depression. Merkel exhausted political capital on economic issues by battling Greece, now what capital she earned in those battles (such as from the financially responsible Finns, Slovaks etc.), she has nearly exhausted with her migrant push.
Deutsche Bank Unexpectedly Found To Have Massive Capital Gap, Larger Than Its Entire Market Cap
German economic research institute ZEW found that Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, had the highest potential capital shortfall, as much as €19 billion in a study of 51 European banks using U.S. Federal Reserve stress test methods. The capital gap is greater than DB's entire market cap.

While it would probably not go bust in a fresh downturn - he predicted the bank which is crucial to the German economy would face serious equity problems. He said: "Putting it short: for a long and serious crisis there simply wouldn't be enough money."

He said: "Turning banks into community property through public funds is not only possible but also necessary. If a bank is no longer able to help itself, the federal government should take on shares and exercise the related control functions."

Adios White Democrats

The pathologically altruistic left is abdicating its political power. Now that there is starting to be real minority representation, progressives will begin signaling their superiority by voting in minorities. Having a white representative in the House, even if your district is 90 percent white, is a sign of white privilege and white supremacy. Unless you're a Republican, then of course you have a white Rep because you are a Nazi.

The end of Jewish rule
A Somali activist has unseated one of the Minnesota Legislature's longest-serving members in a Democratic primary.

Ilhan Omar defeated 22-term Rep. Phyllis Kahn in Tuesday's DFL nominating contest. Omar's victory in the heavily Democratic Minneapolis district makes it likely she'll be the first Somali-American lawmaker in the nation after the November election.

...24-year-old Fue Lee, who was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and currently works in the office of Secretary of State Steve Simon. He defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Mullery, DFL-Minneapolis. Both upsets came in heavily DFL districts, which means they are virtually assured of victory in November. Their victories illustrated the ascendance of minority populations in the DFL, as new immigrants and African-Americans demand a higher profile and a seat at the table of the party they call home.
Anti-white hatred will ratchet up for a time, but eventually the saner minorities will see the white progressives as lunatics, if only because of internal stress. If the GOP is the white party, it only needs to convince one significant minority group to join a coalition, and it can secure power for generations, particularly if eucivic immigration restrictions and natalist/demographic policies are in the mix.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Socialism via Central Bank

Central banks print money and use it to buy U.S. equities. Ownership of U.S. equities entitles the holder to a vote. It is illegal for USG to own equities because socialism. It probably isn't illegal for USG to tell the Swiss National Bank how to vote its shares.

Not that it would ever do that.

"Mystery" Buyer Revealed: Swiss National Bank's US Stock Holdings Rose 50% In First Half, To Record $62BN

Trump Goads Cathedral Into Cage Match

Trump drove a wedge between the cucks and the right-wing during the primaries. Lots of people who do not call themselves Alt-Right nonetheless broke with the GOPe over issues such as globalism. Globalists who heretofore could blend in seamlessly with the Right were suddenly very obviously exposed.This is continuing into the general election as moderate Republicans renounce Trump.

Most importantly, the Cathedral is exposing itself. Nearly every conservative knows the media is Progressive, but many independent and Trump Democrat voters would not believe it, or think the Right exaggerates its claims. Trump is hitting moderate voters with repeated exposure to the Cathedral when it spins into overdrive to misinterpret his words or urgently tries to cover for Hillary. Even if Trump loses, what is seen cannot be unseen. Once taken, the effects of the Red Pill cannot be undone.

Trump is also creating a tribal affiliation opposed to the Cathedral.
The left is being paid back in its own, admittedly counterfeit, coinage and "this means war." Indeed, war can be defined as the state where both sides play by the same rules. The tacit custom for example, is that only one side can send suicide bombers to Paris. The other side can't return the favor. The system is stable as long as the attacks are one way. When Paris starts sending suicide bombers to Saudi Arabia, you'll know the world is at war.
Win or lose, what Trump has begun will last well beyond Election Day.

Trump Will Specialize the Presidency

Bill Clinton was the first president to be a permanent campaigner.

Kasich's team claims Trump offered him the VP slot, with control over most domestic and foreign policy.

As the economy grows, it becomes more specialized and intermediate stages of production expand. The beginning of a car is always involves some metal and rubber, and the end result is always a car, but what happens in between is a lot more complex than it was 100 years ago. Car companies used to do in house marketing, now they outsource it.

Trump is a marketing guy and he's putting the Trump brand on politics. His goal is to win and "Make America Great Again." He has some specific ideas, but much of the rest he isn't terribly concerned about with respect to ideology. If it works do it, if not, don't.

There's a group of globalists who were never going to be for Trump because they are Trump's foil. There are a lot of conservatives, however, who could have joined on with Trump and guaranteed their agenda would be implemented under President Trump.

Instead, they fought him with complaints such as he doesn't have any policies. "Trump is not a conservative!" is like saying, "Polar bears have nothing to do with Coca-Cola!"

They don't understand marketing.

The President is the Chief Marketing Officer.

Reagan was one of the greatest presidents by this measure because he was an actor and acted presidential.

Obama is a good CMO for the Cathedral, in the sense of being the type. Not so much in execution. Hillary Clinton is not a good candidate for CMO.

Even if Trump loses, we have seen the future.

The presidential candidate will be the most telegenic, likable character who can play the role of President.

The vice president will do everything, down to formulating policy if necessary. This has been joked about or speculated about since GW Bush, but it will become explicit, even if hidden from public view.

Specialize or die.

Trump Is Behind in the Polls

The polling could be wrong because turnout on Election Day is different than the mix in the polls. Pollsters have been wrong before and the missed Brexit in the UK, but the polls reflect the best estimate. The polling does have an institutional bias against the "Sailer Strategy," but almost every establishment outfit has this bias. However, I followed the Brexit polling closely and there was a clear trend in favor of Brexit over the long-term because the floor kept rising. If Trump's floor is rising in the polls, that is a sign he is moving in the right direction.

The main concern I have is the ground game. Trump put zero effort into having a ground game in the primaries, he ran a skeleton campaign that pulled up stakes and left after the primary.

In order to win, Trump needs to have a massive ground game that drives his demographic to the polls. If that happens, he wins. If it doesn't, he loses.

Similarly, Clinton has to get all of her key demographics out to vote, but the entire Democrat machine will be working overtime to stop Trump.

Many GOP higher ups, and probably some of the people who fund get-out-the-vote (GOTV), don't want Trump to win.

The Polls Aren’t Skewed: Trump Really Is Losing Badly

Monday, August 08, 2016

Hillary Refuses to Accept Her Age

Agree 100 percent with Ramzpaul. You can make up excuses for earlier videos claiming Hillary was having health issues, but the latest video of her being talked out of a state is a sign of some serious underlying condition.

Hillary should not be running for president if she has a serious health issue. The stress of the office is probably going to accelerate whatever condition she has or trigger more episodes. Maybe she values the presidency above her health, but the country cannot afford an impaired president.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Did Trump Get Anything For Endorsing Ryan?

One has to assume there was a backroom push for Trump to endorse Ryan, McCain AND Ayotte. The inclusion of Ayotte, who unlike Ryan didn't actually stab the Tea Party in the back, screams deal. Otherwise, Trump would have been better off saying nothing:

1. A loss by Ryan will probably win the election for Trump. Not only will it confirm the anti-incumbent wave, but it will also reinforce the Narrative. The media will report GOP voters tossed out their own speaker and 2012 VP candidate in a primary, never done before in history. The Narrative of outsider vs insider, reform vs stasis would have been complete.

2. A loss by Ryan will break the back of the GOPe. Ryan was popular with the grassroots for many years because he is a relatively conservative politician. If Ryan can be crushed in a primary, all the GOPe can be crushed in a primary. In the wake of a Ryan loss, President Trump could legitimately threaten to primary any GOPe resistance to his agenda, or the grassroots could do it for him.

3. Now that he has endorsed Ryan, Trump loses some political capital if Ryan loses.

The latest polling shows Ryan will win his race easily, in which case a Trump endorsement is close to worthless. If he was able to trade it for anything, he came out ahead on the deal.

Friday, August 05, 2016

The War for America

It has begun.

It's Not the Bull, It's the China Shop
What's destabilizing the system is that a section of the public -- Trump included -- now dare to say things that as are outrageous as Obama's claim that he never paid ransom to Iran; or Hillary's assertion that her email server never held classified information.

You lie, I Iie. What difference at this point does it make? Eh Hillary? Suddenly the men on the court are actually playing basketball. Maybe not Trump, but Trump's supporters. The left is being paid back in its own, admittedly counterfeit, coinage and "this means war." Indeed, war can be defined as the state where both sides play by the same rules. The tacit custom for example, is that only one side can send suicide bombers to Paris. The other side can't return the favor. The system is stable as long as the attacks are one way. When Paris starts sending suicide bombers to Saudi Arabia, you'll know the world is at war. Until then it is merely business as usual. It's merely pretend.
Trump's weaknesses are precisely his strengths for this battle. Your average conservakin will not take the steps necessary to push the left out of power even if they fully comprehend the extent of leftist control over institutions. Trump probably doesn't see the stakes as this high, but when he is attacked, he will respond in kind. Instead of beating a retreat to maintain civility, Trump is more likely to engage in a tit-for-tat cycle. The Cathedral also believes Trump's greatest weakness is that he can be goaded into peripheral battles that take him off his main target. We can be sure that if Trump wins, he will be baited into meaningless fights, but it's also possible the Cathedral gets cocky and tries a high stakes battle. Unlike conservakin, Trump will not bow to decorum or tradition.
H/T: Outside In

Bipolar Pope Francis

Pope Francis Describes Transgenderism as the ‘Annihilation of Man’
“Today, in schools they are teaching this to children – to children! – that everyone can choose their gender,” as a result of “persons and institutions who donate money.”

He went on to describe the process of “ideological colonizing” backed by “very influential countries,” which he did not identify. One such “colonization,” he said, “I’ll say it clearly with its first and last name – is gender.”
How does Pope Francis swing from communism to Infowars in a single week?

Trump Would Have Been a Founding Father

Reagan was an idealistic American who embodied the spirit of the nation. He called forth the American spirit and became it. Trump is an American prototype, he could have come straight out of the Gilded Age, a Mark Twain novel or the 1770s:
"I'm going tell our King that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our people. And I don't mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better.

"If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice that America intends to withdraw from Great Britain."
John Hancock Was a Smuggler Who Kept Getting Off on Technicalities
When the British imposed the Stamp Act of 1765, Hancock helped lead the opposition in Massachusetts by urging a boycott of British-made goods. For a smuggler of tea, rum, and wine, this boycott proved highly profitable. Eventually, smuggling goods past the American Board of Customs became so widespread that any attempt at curtailing the trade by the Crown came to be seen by the American public as a tyrannical overreach—especially to those who read broadsheets that the Sons of Liberty published with Hancock’s vast fortune. Things got so bad that Hancock, then serving as an elected member of the state’s House of Representatives, refused even to attend a function where customs agents would be present.
George Washington Was Comically Dishonest
That was when trouble broke out in the form of the first truly global conflict, which in America was called the French and Indian War. Early in the fighting, Washington built Fort Necessity in a swampy lowland, lost a comically one-sided fight with the French, and surrendered almost immediately. When presented with the official surrender document, rather than admit he couldn’t read French, Washington signed on the dotted line—and unwittingly took responsibility for numerous war crimes including the murder of a French diplomat. When his error was revealed later, Washington first blamed his translator, and then the superior officer who ordered him to the area. Scattering blame works almost as well as being tight with the governor. Washington faced no serious repercussions for the disaster.
John Adams Was Basically Darth Vader
After the Congressional sweep and close presidential election of 1796, Federalist paranoia over their political rivals became the driving theme of the Adams Presidency. Adams greatly expanded the size of both the army and the navy, alarming those who saw the peacetime expansion as a prelude to tyranny from the man who coined the term “His High Mightiness.” In 1798, Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts. These were “emergency” measures that essentially made it a felony to criticize the government. Several newspaper editors, and even one member of Congress, would eventually be prosecuted under the Sedition Act. On losing the election of 1800, Adams became the first of only four living presidents to not attend the inauguration of his successor.
Trump also channels the American distaste for debt, or rather paying off debt. The bill for the French and Indian War helped spark the American Revolution, and Mr. Trump has said if anyone knows how to deal with the $20 trillion federal debt, it's him.

His opponent is Hillary Clinton, leader of the Establishment, the Cathedral, born from some of the worst traits of Americans and mixed in with foreign ideology, seeking to destroy most of what would traditionally be called American. If anyone resembles King George III and the British in their failures to keep the American colonies, it is Secretary Clinton.

Mrs. Clinton will be a cool, calm and collected failure who will steer USG straight for the iceberg, her success marked by her ability to leave office before impact. If Clinton has a spirit president, it is Woodrow Wilson.

Mr. Trump will weigh long-standing relationships much weaker than the relationship between the American colonists and their King in England (WTO, NAFTA, NATO), and if they do not serve the American interest, he will renegotiate or discard them. The fear of Trump by many in the Establishment brings to mind the Establishment fear of Teddy Roosevelt.

It is hard to say how a Trump will fare as president, but one thing is for certain: he will be an American president.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

How To Trigger A Holiness Spiral?

The Catholic Church could use a healthy Holiness Spiral.
Don’t be holier than the pope
The latest defense comes from Faith in Public Life, which last month released a report, “Be Not Afraid?: Guilt by Association, Catholic McCarthyism and Growing Threats to the U.S. Bishops’ Anti-Poverty Mission.”

The hyperbole of the title and some of the language in the report is over the top. But it makes a good point in saying groups such as the American Life League and the Reform CCHD Now Coalition are guilty of creating “a culture of fear around community organizing.”

Community organizing has been a red herring for decades.

The agency’s mission is to “address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.”

The agency revised its guidelines for grants in 2010 after critics who claimed the program had lost its way by funding groups that were part of coalitions taking positions contrary to Catholic teaching (mainly abortion and same-sex marriage). The agency said five of 270 grantees found in violation of CCHD requirements lost all funding.

An organization that promotes or participates in activities that support principles contrary to Catholic teaching or works against the USCCB’s priorities to defend the life and dignity of all human persons is not eligible for funding.

Why is community organizing necessary? Because power does not listen to the poor. Can the poor get appointments with a mayor or a governor? Organized as a community, the poor have a voice.
I don't see Jesus or even the Church mentioned. There are people engaged in communism who think they are Holier than the Pope!
Money does not eliminate poverty. Being poor is not about being without money. It is about being without power. Power is simply the ability to act, to initiate. Lack of power results in having few, if any, options.

To cure poverty is to change the system, to change the structure. If the social order is to be changed, those affected can be expected to become alarmed. Community organizing is one way to do it.
We have communist spirals in the Catholic Church, but no good Holiness Spirals.
Patriarchs call for Lenten fast in support of Middle East Christians
In two separate appeals, the heads of both the Chaldean and Melkite Churches have called on Christians worldwide to observe a fast on Ash Wednesday and to begin their Lenten journey mindful of the plight of persecuted fellow believers in the Middle East.

From Baghdad, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako I wrote:

“The war in Iraq and Syria taking on apocalyptic dimensions. Without a doubt, we are already facing the largest humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II. Once-thriving cities such as Mosul and the villages on the Nineveh plains have been reduced to rubble. Those who could flee, did. Millions of children in refugee camps are waiting for their daily bread, but they thirst for a future; they want schools and a home. They want to return to their homelands, as do their parents and relatives. Aid organizations are tirelessly caring for the refugees. They are buying basic foodstuffs, clothing, drinking water, blankets and medicine.

“We are all very thankful for this help. However, what is most needed is mercy. For this reason I would like to ask you at the beginning of this Lenten period: pray and fast for peace in our country! Pray and fast that God has mercy on us! Pray and fast that we may remain in our homelands; that the refugees may return to their villages and cities. Pray and fast that we may remain in our beloved homeland. So that we may also experience a resurrection from the rubble, an Easter in the land of Abraham.”
Pope Francis: Capitalism is 'Terrorism Against All of Humanity'
Pope Francis surprised reporters on a flight from Krakow to the Vatican late Sunday when he blamed the "god of money" for extremist violence in Europe and the Middle East, saying that a ruthless global economy leads disenfranchised people to violence.

"Terrorism grows when there is no other option, and as long as the world economy has at its center the god of money and not the person," the pope told reporters, according to the Wall Street Journal. "This is fundamental terrorism, against all humanity."

The pope was responding to a journalist's question about whether there is a link between Islam and terrorism, particularly focusing on the fatal attack on a priest by Muslim extremists in France last week.

"I ask myself how many young people that we Europeans have left devoid of ideals, who do not have work. Then they turn to drugs and alcohol or enlist in [the Islamic State, or ISIS]," he said, Reuters reports.

The pope said that no religion has a monopoly on violence, the Wall Street Journal notes:

His own experience in interreligious dialogue had shown him that Muslims seek "peace and encounter," he said. "It is not right and it is not just to say that Islam is terroristic." And he said no religion had a monopoly on violent members.

"If I speak of Islamic violence, I should speak of Catholic violence. Not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent," Pope Francis said, dismissing Islamic State as a "small fundamentalist group" not representative of Islam as a whole.

"In almost all religions there is always a small group of fundamentalists," even in the Catholic Church, the pope said, though not necessarily physically violent. "One can kill with the tongue as well as the knife."

The remarks followed similar comments made last Wednesday, when Pope Francis argued that the current Middle East conflicts are wars over economic and political interests—not religion or so-called "Islamic terrorism."

"There is war for money," he said on Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. "There is war for natural resources. There is war for the domination of peoples. Some might think I am speaking of religious war. No. All religions want peace; it is other people who want war."
Popes, Pilgrims, Poland and Panama
The news of Father Jacques Hamel’s murder at the altar of his parish church during Holy Mass arrived as WYD was beginning. Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of Kraków referred to the martyrdom that same evening at the opening Mass of WYD, stressing that the priest had been killed during the Eucharist. No doubt Cardinal Dziwisz thought of the martyrdom of St. Stanisław, bishop of Kraków, who was killed by the king in 1079 during Mass. At the catechetical sites, the killing of Father Hamel was often mentioned. Not a word though from Pope Francis during the trip, in the city of St. Stanisław. On the return flight home, the Holy Father said his murder was no more “Islamic violence” that domestic violence in Italy was “Catholic violence.”

Clinton Will Keep the Cathedral Running

The anti-establishment case for Hillary Clinton
Clinton seems positioned to fail spectacularly if elected. She does not have the ability to charm and quiet the press or the public the way Obama or Bill Clinton did. Her one political trick is trying to outwork her problems, and to show the public she is putting in lots of effort. But America may soon face another recession. Obama bequeaths to her America's involvement in four civil wars across the Middle East. America's involvement in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen has no actual support from the American public beyond its indifference. Another bomb or riot that turns into American casualties, and already her presidency is put on the defensive.

Clinton is experienced at failing. She failed to get health-care reform in the 1990s. She failed to win the Democratic nomination in 2008 when the process wasn't tilted entirely in her favor. The one piece of policy entrepreneurship she brought to the State Department was her advocacy for intervening in Libya's civil war, an ongoing disaster.

A vote for Clinton is a vote for a status quo that, when left to itself, can barely hide its exhaustion, self-hatred, and incompetence much longer. H.L. Mencken said that "democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." The establishment deserves Clinton as its tribune. She reveals its competence as mere cleverness rather than wisdom. She is its idealism turned into a cold glare. She is the promise of revolution turned into a shoddy grift and a mirthless job.

Who will be left to defend the establishment when she's had her turn with it?
Economists expected more trouble under Obama, but he lasted 7.5 years with no crisis. There's no reason Hillary couldn't last for 4 or 8 years before the bottom drops out. The public would grow angrier and probably more violent over time, but a crisis isn't guaranteed. Also, Obama really is the worst president ever. It's possible the economy improves and life gets better under Clinton simply because Obama has lowered the bar so much.

A complication is the anti-establishment crowd has hung their hat on Trump. A narrow loss by Trump will probably destroy the neoconservative/#NeverTrump wing, but a larger loss would probably set up a GOP establishment candidate in 2020 or 2024. That's a waste of potentially 12 years.

A larger complication is demographics and immigration, and this is the only reason you need to vote Trump. Nothing is helped by adding tens of millions of more low IQ foreigners.



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