Lamb Roast, Pig Roast, Moonshine
We'll be back to regularly scheduled programming this week when I return to Dalmatia.
I find the use and abuse of alcohol unimpressive but I still enjoy your writing immensely
I read that piece arguing against TurboAmerica. It was poorly done, but I still think US is on thin ice.
I want to define the spirit of Substack: honest inquiry, learn and debate outside of the Overton window￼￼ and not particularly heated, maybe even polite, old fashioned.
Anyone see the story about KFC offering a chicken tendies deal to commemorate Kristallknacht ; “Turbo America” came to mind when I saw that story
I think anyone looking for an escape route out of the USA at this point may be the smartest person in the room. It is no longer the cleanest dirty shirt. It’s becoming more like Ukraine, not vice versa. It’s why the stupid war there seems to fit well with this administration. One corrupt corporatist oligarchy full of man children hinged at the waist with another one...tis the season .... fa la la la la ... and so it goes
Sounds great. Enjoy, Niccolo!
How much shit talking will go on in your circles when Croatia plays Canada in the World Cup?
Niccolo, interested to hear more about the Diaspora returnees. What brings them back? How well do they integrate into the 'old country'? What impact, if any, are they having?
Can anyone in this esteemed Substack make the good faith case that JD Vance and/or Marco Rubio are genuine in their newfound populism? I assume most are skeptical, but I want to hear the counterpoints.
Enjoy he festivities, Niccolo! Profoundly jealous.
have extra pig for me
Damn, wish I were there. I could pretend to be Croatian!
watching the world cup in Croatia, Nikolai?
Hrvatska shuld progress along with belgium, unless Morocco gives them a nasty surprise
1. My naïve take: truth will out. Eventually, reality always comes home to roost, even if it takes a long time.
2. There is some lag-time between when you begin ignoring a reality and when the consequences come back to bite you. The less tangible the reality, the longer the lag.
3. A sufficiently wealthy regime can simply absorb the consequences and keep ignoring reality if it wants. But eventually, hubris takes over and the regime tries to ignore realities that are too big to ignore. The lag time for these, however, is quite long.
4. Our regime just stepped over the point where it can absorb the consequences safely. The clock has begun ticking. The question is what it looks like, and who suffers, when the consequences begin to hit.
How is the weather?