Rigorous Prep For 2nd Trump Admin, Germany's Former East and Liberal Democracy, Italian General vs. Liberalism, Global Elites vs. Free Speech, 1981's Heaven's Gate
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Note: I am working on a big, big essay about "Whiteness" in the USA. Not for the first time, I have bitten off more than I can chew. But I have learned quite a lot of new things while researching the subject. I had hoped to publish it yesterday, but I am only halfway done. It will satisfy no one, but it will be a good read. I can promise you that.
One easy win would be just to shutter entire departments, as opposed to reform them in any way - Department of Energy, Department of Education, the EPA, etc.. Good or bad, it's not like the media could get any more histrionic about it.
What's America's problem with Hungary? Well, after what they are doing to Trump, what the Atlanticist Germans plan on doing to the AfD, I have a GWB quote as an answer:
"They hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other."
MSNBC Breaking: Donald Trump indicted for jaywalking
(deepfake video - for now...)
In October 2016 Michael Brendan Dougherty predicted a Trump win would cause a federal bureaucracy working strike.
"But perhaps the best parallel is Mohammed Morsi, who led Egypt for just one year. Then government workers explicitly loyal to the armed forces simply sabotaged Morsi's presidency, largely by failing to deliver on basic services."
"I'm not worried about Donald Trump challenging the democratic legitimacy of our government as a losing presidential candidate. I worry far more about what happens if he wins."
Count me as a Trump skeptic. If he were an actual danger, he'd be assassinated. They might go so far as to frame Ann Coulter for the killing.
Heaven's Gate the movie wasn't as newsworthy as the cult version.
I'm a little irritated you deleted your Weinstein Rome troll tweet from a few weeks ago. In particular, because my quote tweet was a banger. Moving on.
Thank you for sharing that Eugyppius essay. Germany is one of those countries Americans don't pay nearly enough attention to (including myself). I think it's clear at this point they are headed for a major political shakeup. It's nice that he laid out the voting demo east/west split. The situation there seems to parallel where we are at in the US. I still think other Euro states are gonna have to drag them along if there is going to be tangible change in Germany. If the US can blow up one of their pipelines, and get away with it, they are too weak to really set their own course imo.
On the Trump essay, heartening to read that they seem to have learned a valuable lesson from the first term. A major problem for Trump is not just staffing and civil service bureaucrats, but the WORLDWIDE mass media network. That's arguably an even more powerful subversion tool. Also, he probably has to not only focus on domestic bureaucrats, but the ones in Europe and elsewhere as well.
I watched his Tucker interview. He's still got it, but he was not as energetic as he was in 2016. I do believe the endless string of lawfare is wearing him down a bit. Plus, he's nearly 80. He's gonna need help, and he's gonna need to pick not only competent people, but personnel with serious vigor.
Excited for the essay about whitey btw
According many insiders, Vannacci was sacked because he denounced DU-round-related sickness in Italian troops in Iraq: the Defence Minister when he denounced is the actual President of the Republic, a formally ceremonial institution actually run by a sociopath with God complex, that is also the embodiment of the "permanent bureaucracy" in Italy.
He published the book because he had been already "kicked upstairs", i.e. removed from active duty to run the Italian Geographic Institute.
1. Of course the prosecution of Trump is a witch hunt. What is anyone going to do about it? Pretty funny that there was so much hand-wringing and wailing about Muh Norms over "Lock Her Up!", but Trump is the one who will be hounded to his grave. Trump’s enemies are smart, nasty and determined, while Trump is weak, stupid and easily manipulated.
2. Of course the German political establishment is going to ban AfD, just as they will ban on any pretext any political force that questions American hegemony in general or the war on Ukraine in particular.
So what are Germans going to do about it? Keep in mind that Europeans like being slaves, and Germans are some of the most authority-trusting and sheeplike Europeans of all.
The protectors of Democracy TM just adopt the ADL model when it comes to speech. The veneer of credibility, partly based on the backing of other prestige institutions and partly based on inheritance of a bygone era perhaps, plus a capacity to use magic words to deem things plebian by an aristocracy
"Whether you like him or not, whether you view yourself as a liberal, conservative, socialist, etc., you cannot deny that he is being legally lynched by the powers-that-be."
I would deny that. So would some of my Republican friends. There is exactly one set of charges which are unsupportable, which are the those leveled by the Manhattan DA relating to the Stormy Daniels payments. Everything else is above-board, and, in fact, necessary for the continued integrity of the republic. We cannot have presidents calling secretaries of state demanding that they "find" votes, demanding their subordinates violate oaths of office to unconstitutionally disenfranchise whole states of voters, and repeatedly telling the Federal Government to fuck itself in the face of routine legal orders. The comparison of Trump's 2020 behavior with Hillary's 2016 campaign is tendentious and not really worth arguing.
O/T - but this guy at History for Atheists blog Tim O’Neill would be a good get for you -
If the election were held today Trump will win in the people’s hearts and minds, regardless of the official tally that none will believe. They’ll shriek they won but they’ll know we know they’re lying. They lied in 2020 too.
That’s not a solution, it is an erosion of their fantasy, aka narrative.
Their ultimate problem is they don’t know that 1984 was written as parody. That’s Orwell’s exact wording - Parody.
What we have here are bitchez trying to front KGB and it won’t hold. It works in THEIR circles.
Saturday morning melancholy musings:
Imran Khan, sentenced 3 years in jail
Bolsonaro, barred from office until 2030
Make no mistake, Trump will be jailed and barred from office; throw in bankrupt for good measure.
Brexit, supported by Nazis and white supremacists
Trump/DeSantis, Nazis and white supremacists
U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, written by slave-owning white men; raze any and all of their monuments
Freedom and capitalism, used to enslave the working poor
Free childcare, to free parents to go to work; let the State raise your children
Childish insults, no? Because this is the conditioning, grooming, if you like, of the younger generation, to fundamentally change the U.S.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Save your hard copy books. Memorialize the past and these times for future generations.
AT LAST SOMEONE IS SERIOUS.
ORGANIZATION AT LAST.
“AFPI aspires to be an administration-in-waiting. Its staff of 172 includes eight former cabinet secretaries from the Trump administration and 20 other political appointees. “I will leave things ready for the next Republican president,”