Guest Post: The Russians are Coming…Maybe?

Hillary ran all over Trump for saying he might question election results. Obama started the fake news/hacking smokescreen the day after the election. Those items as separate obfuscation led to the ‘Russians’ did it by hacking, even as WikiLeaks told the world that insiders gave them the damaging emails and just after ‘our’ leaders were telling how safe and secure our election process was/is. Everyone who doesn’t agree with the Empire’s story is accepting “fake news” and this is in a ‘democracy with free speech’. To be a member of the ruling Empire requires both telling and believing lies.

We’ve been seeing titles like “Kremlin brought Trump to power”, “Moscow interferes in the internal affairs of other states”. It seems that ‘our free press’ have a never-ending supply of these. It doesn’t matter that the recent anti-Russian accusations have been supported by no actual facts, since ‘our free press’ decided to ignore Western intelligence agencies all saying that Russia’s meddling is the ‘fake news’ Obama warned us about and CNN has had to fire people and retract stories.

The mainstream media’s reporting on the ‘Russian hacking’ has most of the world collapsing in laughter. It’s so amateurish by any standards. The rest of the world knows America would never let itself be ‘hacked’ by a foreign country because hacking foreign countries is what the Empire does best. The idea of Russian ‘collusion’ in the ‘election’ as a tool towards toppling Trump becomes further implanted in the minds of the most eager activists. Pointing out these glaring flaws in the latest anti-Russia frenzy is immediately interpreted by cynics as ‘defending Trump’ when it isn’t.

_jy0Go_5hFP3ESUF8TTI7n76U0CIoF76S4747PEpvsIMoral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on “I am not too sure.” – H.L. Mencken

Wars are discussed as if they’re good options because of the unique mix of ignorance and political cowardice of the entire American political class. Most American politicians apparently believe their own silly propaganda about America’s military being ‘the best’ in the world with no evidence needed. Even those smart enough to realize that this is something nobody outside the Empire takes seriously, they know that saying that publicly is political suicide, so they keep on spewing the patriotic mantra about we are ‘the best’ etc. Some figure that since the Empire spends more on aggression that the rest of the planet combined, that must mean that America’s military must be ‘better’.

Something crazy inevitably happens, like in Syria recently where the State Department had one policy, the Pentagon another and the CIA yet another one. The resulting cognitive dissonance is removed by engaging in doublethink: ‘yes, we screwed up over and over, but we are still the best’. That attitude is at the core of the American inability to learn from past mistakes. If the choice is between an honest evaluation of past operations and political expediency, the latter always prevails. American soldiers are often more capable of self-critical evaluation, especially in the enlisted ranks: the problem is that civilians and generals rarely listen to them.

American foreign policy is wholly dependent on America’s ability to threaten using military force. Every country which dared to defy the Empire did that only after coming to the conclusion that America didn’t have the means to crush it militarily forgetting the potential for ‘arranged coups’. Historically only the weakest, which are already de-facto American colonies, fear the Empire but that’s been changing.

‘Voters’ ignore what they dislike in favour of the tidbits tossed to them to attract their attention. This leads to votes for the Hildabeast by those who prefer peace and in that process ignore all of the things she’s on public record for doing that certainly aren’t peaceful. Same thing with any other politician.

‘Our free press’ camouflages the unsavory history of American interventions in foreign nations using such means as electoral fraud, economic blackmail, political assassinations and the violent overthrow of governments. The post-Soviet Russian state has been on the receiving end of electoral manipulation directed by America. An American-directed IMF “emergency infusion” of many billion dollars into the Russian economy re-routed a large amount of this to the Western-backed pawn Boris Yeltsin who had been failing with a single-digit approval rating just before the Russian presidential elections of 1996.

The Empire is politically schizophrenic. The still unproven allegations of Russian hacking during the American presidential elections as well as that related to Trump being compromised by a blackmail operation conducted by Russian intelligence only serve to confirm that America has charged into a self-inflicted uproar. What about all the politicians who take money from the Saudis and Gulf emirates, or Sheldon Adelson, the zealous advocate of Greater Israel?  What about political payoffs to the flat-earth politicians who are Israel’s amen chorus? There’s no reason for us to believe that the Empire under Trump will contribute to the development of peace. All it can do, much like its predecessors, is cultivate “allies” to wage wars so that weapon systems remain a profitable commodity in the global market and that the economy keeps running without interruption.
‘Our’ unilateral military bloc is intentionally sowing chaos across the entire planet for a very specific purpose. It’s the same purpose all hegemons throughout human history have sought to divide and destroy regions they can’t directly conquer. A destroyed competitor may not be as favorable as a conquered, controlled and exploited competitor, but is certainly preferable to a free and independent competitor contributing to a greater multipolar world order. The Empire, by embedding itself in the chaos it’s created, as it’s proven in Afghanistan and Iraq, only ensures further chaos.

Using this chaos, the Empire can make certain if its own members can’t benefit from the region, no one else will. Everywhere the Empire goes, chaos stays indefinitely. America is no longer the super power it was, but it retains its military dominance and there’s a greater temptation to use it. When the Empire fights for influence it’s to “promote peace and stability in the region” and when Russia does, it demonstrates its “malign influence”, we’re told.

And now, the Empire/America is mixing it up in Africa in ways ‘our free press’ never speaks about so we’ll have more fun on the way. This isn’t about assisting the American military’s African partners in their fight against terrorism. It’s the continuing American Deep State’s fight for resources, to which ‘our’ government, and the corporations it supports, has no right; to insure that the governments of Africa are Western-centric, even if they need to give those governments a coup. It’s about insuring that those resources are only sold in dollars, and it’s to keep Russia and China away from those resources as well. As Chalmers Johnson said “Blowback is another way of saying that a nation reaps what it sows.”

Unfortunately, “we the people” are the ones who keep reaping what the government sows. We’re the ones who suffer every time, directly and indirectly, from the blowback. We’re made to pay trillions of dollars in taxes to a military/industrial complex that kills without conscience. We’ve been saddled with a crumbling infrastructure, impoverished cities and a faltering economy while our tax dollars are squandered on unrestrained military installations and used to prop up foreign economies. We’ve been stripped of our freedoms. We’re treated like suspects and enemy combatants.

We’re spied on by government agents: our communications read, our movements tracked, our faces mapped, our biometrics entered into a government database. We’re terrorized by militarized police who roam our communities and SWAT teams that break into our homes. We’re subjected to invasive physical searches in airports, roadside strip searches and cavity probes, forced blood draws. America will never be safe or secure as long as our government continues to pillage, plunder, bomb, kill, create instability, fund insurgencies, stockpile weapons of mass destruction and police the globe.

 

– Craig Dudley

 

 

 

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Happy Whatever Day

Freedom without virtue is not freedom. I’m not sure if it is morally superior to have had a semblance of freedom and fritter it away through negligence, or never have had it in the first place. Enjoy the barbecues and family time. Whatever you do don’t think about the reason for the holiday, or the current state of the birthright you’ve been gifted. For the love of God don’t do that or you might realize the abject failure of conservatism and become radicalized and (gasp) useful. Consider the following words and how crazy those guys who actually believed, and more importantly ACTED on them were. No compromise, no quarter, no enemies to the right. 

Jesse James


IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Trump: The Way Forward

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

– W. B. Yeats


With the recent developments in the current plot to depose Trump, the president must now take a different tack to see the end of his term. The incestuous relationship between Robert Mueller and James Comey precludes the possibility of the former having any untainted findings or decisions. The legacy media has now morphed itself into some demented Fifth Column super-PAC that produces assassination porn and is in no small part responsible for the recent attempt on GOP Congressmen. I find it difficult to believe that they would be any sort of bulwark against purely political findings by Mueller. The tattered remains of the political norm inside the Beltway were shredded when Comey admitted to leaking faux ‘memos’ to the press in order to push for a special counsel, and a Maddow acolyte took Loretta Lynch’s words to heart and tried to kill ‘conservatives.’ The majority of the public has finally been introduced to the true nature of Washington politics, the law is what you can get away with and the truth is only what you can prove. The naive moral equivalency argument and the laughable assertion that the office or process must be respected or in any way preserved under the current climate must be shelved by the Trump administration if it is to survive.

Damigo-imageThe argument among constitutionalists and the perennial ‘never-Trump’ wing of the Grand Old Cuck party is that somehow by a unilateral show of force by the executive branch the office and delicate balance of the respective branches will be upset. The argument given relies on the condition that an out of control Trump would set in motion a series of events that would be significantly worse than our current situation. I fail to see how the threat of a derailed government is worth consideration if we are already there. The entire fetid organization is  a case study on dysfunction, the political violence, Congress in rebellion, a politicized judiciary and the state coffers empty in the majority of the populated regions of the US. The prisoner’s dilemma the cucks and communists are attempting to convince the public of doesn’t hold water. Why should anyone participate in this farce if the consequences for not doing so are no worse than continuing to support a fiction only slightly less believable than Bigfoot. Trump should act as things are, he is the de facto leader of a one faction in a cold civil war. Rather than continuing to participate in the theater of the Beltway, both he and the remnant of traditional Americans would be better served if he wielded every ounce of his power against ‘the resistance.’ If the Democratic Party seeks to be the Boxcar Party™ and truly be a government in exile, then the Trump administration should treat them as the seditious clear and present danger they are.

The communist revolutionaries and weepy-eyed RINOs can keep the ‘dignity of the office’ and the ‘balance of power,’ because the efficacy of both thus far has been negligible. The respect for a system or method of political selection and governance only functions when both sides are willing to participate and accept the outcome of the process as valid. The ‘conservatives’ should have long ago taken this tack when it became clear the government represented a marriage of corporate lobbying and professional grifters rather than anything written on a piece of paper 226 years ago. Were Trump to wildly exceed the limits Obama was able to push the Executive Branch, it would be just another hole in the Titanic. Fundamentally it would change nothing, except to more effectively deal with the government in exile currently sabotaging his presidency. The union of states is still involuntary, SCOTUS still legislates from the bench and Congress still steals from you. The Executive Branch will become tyrannical, and as Lincoln so aptly illustrated, the power of a president in a time of civil unrest can be immense.

belbaltlag_detailNeither the Boxcar Party™ nor the RINOs have acted in anything resembling good faith, but have insisted the political discourse move from the ballot box to the bullet box. The rate of change within the Trump administration and our own lives must approach the same rate at which it is happening in America if the Executive Branch is to remain a functioning organ of government. Rather than resist this new role of utterly partisan behavior, we should acknowledge that the Republic is dead and move on. If it is possible to use a temporary ally in the Executive Branch as a club to inflict damage on those who would kill me and mine, then I absolutely will take that calculated gamble. The alternative is a successful coup and premature return to the entire federal government viewing me as a tax slave at best, and sub-human the more likely possibility.

Far too few people are willing to acknowledge their own countrymen are quite eager and very open about their desire to kill and murder over political ideology. Despite the insistence that the magic dirt between our shores somehow insulates our baser political instincts, democide and regicide have been a staple of human existence throughout recorded history. We have been gifted a multitude of tweets and audio showing the intentions of the ‘resistance’ and their glee at one of their own trying his hand at starting the revolution. Both the Trump administration and you must pick a side. Beck and the GOP may sit on opposite sides of the proverbial field from those in the patriot movement uncomfortable with nationalism, populism, monarchy, ancaps or constitutionalists. However, both are irrelevant because both are spectators. Neither willing to admit that silence in the face of evil is evil itself. I refuse to passively wait for my turn in a shallow ditch. The way forward for Trump is to actively support anyone and anything that reduces the ability of the enemy to act, influence and finance their war, popularity and politics be damned. The way forward for our movement is much the same. Show up to rallies, get active with the younger people in the movement and if you’re too crippled to do that then fund those who can. Yeah you might get uncomfortable around some of the people, you might get hurt, you might even get shot by some psychotic Bernie supporter. What kind of men have we become if that is a sufficient reason to hoard a few more insipid days of mediocrity at the cost of your character and your country? Show up and influence things at a local and state level, there are no enemies to the right in this fight.

 

– Jesse James

Guest Post: An Empire with no Barbarians

The American print and TV media are servants of the police state. This makes the US media the principal threat that Americans face. The US media is the handmaiden of war, the police state, lies, and evil. The presstitutes have no shame over their lack of integrity and the risk of thermo-nuclear war to which they expose humanity.Paul Craig Roberts


‘Our free press’ consistently performs well below the already extremely low expectations most have for it. In the days since WikiLeaks released more than 8,000 documents detailing the CIA’s global covert hacking program, our ‘free press’ barely acknowledged it happened.  Considering how much America’s media loves to babble about spies and hacking, you would expect around-the-clock coverage and analysis of these leaks. Then again, why would the CIA want to report about its own crimes?

Fact-free, evidence-free accusations that just happen to align with CIA agendas are passed off as ‘news’ and anyone who questions the ‘authorities’ is slandered as ‘promoting fake news’ in the current state of doublespeak in the Empire. The first hint we had of ‘fake news’ was the day after the ‘election’ when Obama told us about its existence. Some ‘consumers’ believe a top-down “rescue” is coming, and if they can hold on, everything will be ok. The country is falling apart in so many ways it’s hard to list, but consider just a few like infrastructure, pensions, healthcare, and schools. So what do we do? Spend more cash on doing our best to rule the world using the military: ‘Guns and butter’ that never seems to benefit the populace at large.

Federal-Government-Corporation-Overlaps-Goldman-SachsThe sincerity of the Trump’s claim that he wants to “Make America Great Again,” could be demonstrated with the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure. That would actually return national economic value in form of increased jobs and increased economic efficiency and profitability. The wars with China, Iran, Syria and Russia that Trump’s team, or those in his government, are intent on pursuing is worse than a stupid waste of scarce national resources. It seems he forgot his campaign pomposity, or was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

I hear the radio telling me I have to worry but they’re wrong and amusing. Look at all of the things I worried about that never happened. We can be sure the ‘deep state’ will continue to act as they have, so worry is the wrong word. There is little to no doubt their crimes will continue unchecked by ‘our’ law enforcement agencies…paging James Comey as the latest exhibit. I’ve been told it’s good to be witty when describing ‘our’ government’s actions, but I don’t have to do anything more than present their words and actions as that’s funny enough, in a sad way, if you have any historical perspective.

Russia has reduced its military budget by nearly 25%. This comes at a difficult time, as America has announced intentions to expand its tools for murder and theft by $ 54 billion yearly. That would be an increase greater than all that the Russians would be spending. Putin must be maneuvering into the victim’s role. Perhaps this is why the deep state under Trump directed the Empire’s hostility towards China and Iran who seem to be more grateful enemies: their armament expenditures are still increasing.

NATO is now wondering if Russia can still maintain the ‘Russian threat’ to Finland, Sweden, the Baltic States, Montenegro, and Ukraine. The insurrection against Kiev could collapse in the absence of a commitment by Russia. This could be a bad example because we need military spending to prop up a flagging national economy. NATO’s eastward expansion has been wasted, unless the Russians are bluffing. While American bases and ships increasingly surround China and Russia, the surrounded become the aggressors and aggressive American imperialists whine about their victim-hood. America is the worlds’ largest arms exporter, surpassing the collective production and sale of the next five leading merchants of death. We couldn’t sell so many weapons if there was no ‘threat’ that needed to be answered. America’s military/industrial complex are the winners of confrontation with Russia, closely followed by the hierarchy of NATO who has been chasing justification for their existence for years. As long as the military/industrial complex owns ‘our’ government, there will be international friction, but American spy satellites will continue to be carried on rockets powered by Russian engines.

America is a one-party state but, with typical American overindulgence, we have two of them. Candidates represent Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and several corporations. Americans respect government less each day. Many of us are obsessed with the idea of ‘absolute invulnerability’ for ourselves, and my extension our country, which implies absolute vulnerability for everybody else. ‘Our government’ hopes that by encircling the world with military bases, and aggressively inserting itself where ‘necessary’, it can prevent the emergence of any challenge that will weaken the Empire as global superpower.  America’s future rests on its ability to derail economic integration of its targets and succeed in the Great Game where others have failed.

Empires have no integrity, morality, compassion, self-awareness, or truth. We’re told everyone knows that Russia is an opponent, an adversary, but what does that mean? It is classic empire talk. Whenever the Empire encounters a country that isn’t sufficiently subservient and compliant, those are some of the labels that are pasted on it. Imperial adjectives like assertive and independent oftentimes are introduced. If Russian “meddling” in American elections is considered to be a bad thing, then why does ‘our government’ meddle in elections and other domestic politics in other countries?

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Kiev before and after US ‘assistance’
‘Our free press’ and political animals never mention Langley’s interventions in other countries when they suspect that Russia meddled in ‘our’ election. Why not? If it’s bad for government to meddle in foreign elections, then why have the Pentagon, CIA, USAID, State Department, and other elements of ‘our’ national-security establishment been doing it in other countries for decades. When we talk about American meddling in the political affairs of other countries, we aren’t talking about scheming. We’re talking about bribery, kidnapping, assassination, embargoes, coups, invasions, and occupations with lots of death, destruction, suffering, and corruption. Ask people from Cuba, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Grenada, Chile, Guatemala, Congo, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and lots of other countries around the world that have been at the receiving end of American ‘assistance’.

Don’t forget the recent American regime change operation in Ukraine. You know the one that just coincidentally led to a big crisis with Russia, which then provided increased budgets for the Pentagon. The Trump/Russia ‘burning issue’ won’t lead media ‘consumers’ to do any soul-searching over the interfering which ’our government’ has been doing in the whole world so let’s enjoy the amusing and hypocritical spectacle.

Apparently most ‘consumers’ assume that global sea-change events just happen randomly, and that the elites are stupid, uninvolved or oblivious, and that all outcomes are a matter of random chance.  These people are idiots, who have a bias, nurtured by decades of indoctrination by ‘education’ and media propaganda, causing them to deny the potential for ‘conspiracy’, no matter the evidence. It’s not crazy to suspect that there are groups in power, perhaps for many generations, which aggressively seek to predict or even force particular outcomes in geopolitics for their own profit. History is rife with examples of just that. By profit, I don’t necessarily mean material wealth. In many cases, the power of influence and psychological sway over the masses might be considered a far greater prize than money or property.

Managed chaos is Washington’s foreign policy. That’s why there’s no strong, stable, secular governments that can provide security for their people in any of the countries the Empire has destroyed, because this long string of failed states that now stretches from North Africa, through the Middle East and into Central Asia create a permanent justification for ‘our’ military intervention as well as strategic access to vital resources. Why waste money and time on nation building which runs counter to America’s strategic objectives? The Empire unilaterally attacks because it’s the investigator, the prosecutor, the judge, and the jury. This is called global leadership by those who have no conscience: Air strikes are the easy way to look tough without fixing anything. It’s most amazing that ‘consumers’ continually believe humanitarianism is the goal of American wars. No one is asking why America ought to believe itself to be authorized to interfere anywhere as it does.
Terrorist attacks serve some of three political purposes: create a reason to increase centralized power, increase state surveillance and/or decreased freedom for ‘consumers’. Create an excuse for a military intervention, or all-out war on foreign soil, as 9/11 was so used. Undermine the security of a target government, forcing them to commit resources to a war, or else turn the government’s response into a reason to attack them like the Empire did in Syria, and Libya. Throughout history, terrorist attacks, from the Reichstag fire, to Chechnya, and 9/11, have served the interests of established power structures. This correlation is not coincidental.

It is reasonable to conclude that terrorism occurs to scare people into accepting the expansion and largess of ‘our’ American military industrial complex. At the end of the Cold War, America has suddenly found itself an Empire without Barbarians.

 Craig Dudley


 

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Friends and Allies

It is essential to keep in mind that in a teleological theory the good is defined independently from the right. This means two things. First, the theory accounts for our considered judgments as to which things are good (our judgments of value) as a separate class of judgments intuitively distinguishable by common sense, and then proposes the hypothesis that the right is maximizing the good as already specified. Second, the theory enables one to judge the goodness of things without referring to what is right. – John Rawls (A Theory of Justice)

The striking feature of the utilitarian view of justice is that it does not matter, except indirectly, how this sum of satisfactions is distributed among individuals any more than it matters, except indirectly, how one man distributes his satisfactions over time. – John Rawls (A Theory of Justice)


If you missed the PATCON this past weekend, I highly recommend you attend the next one. No crowd is without their idiots, but if you can look past the incessant stream of insipid one-liners of a couple, the vast majority are there to learn and make contacts. One of the things discussed was improving attendance and specifically among those not eligible for AARP memberships. Doing so requires us to collectively reach out to the Millennials and Gen Xers in a way that they are receptive to and understand. Conflicts often make strange bedfellows, consider the relationships between the Greek city-states in the Greco-Persian War as one example. The Greeks learned the difference between friends and allies the hard way. The way forward, if you want to be relevant at all, is to learn this lesson and accept it. Alexander Kerensky is famous for his line of ‘no enemies to the left.’ Others on the right have said much the same thing, there are no enemies to the right. What we have done has gotten us the results we have now, if you want something other than that, then we need to change what is giving us these results. We are all aware what the definition of insanity is.

Screen-Shot-2017-02-02-at-8.55.13-PMSoccer moms, the neoJacobins and the blue-haired genderfluid college students are all united under the religion of the state. While they may all have varying tactics and platforms, the goal is the same. The destruction of Western culture and the subsumption of every aspect of humanity under the government. Any step in that direction, by whatever means, no matter how small is acceptable. An essential aspect of statism, and communism in particular is the amoral component to it. The only virtue of communism is increasing state control. If accomplishing that requires you to shoot people kneeling in a shallow ditch or starve an entire nation of men, women and children, then it is a moral act. If history is any indication there is no act of depravity that someone, somewhere will not do to usher in this ‘utopia’ of theirs. Much of this goes back to Bentham, Hegel and the utilitarian school of thought. The ‘greater good’ fractures any moral compass of the believer, replacing it with permission to do any act which ‘benefits’ the ‘whole.’ What the greater good is, what benefit means, and what the whole is cannot be defined except on an individual level. As Satanist Aleister Crowley put, ‘do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.’ Utilitarianism is exactly that. You define the greater good, you define what benefits the whole. Whatever you do within that context is moral, whether it is pedophilia, genocide or torture. Those concepts matter, because you are living in that world right now and the consequences of those philosophies. Philosophies may not be the sword that cuts your head off, but it directs the hand that holds the sword. At times we need to be reminded of exactly the nature of the evil we face, and what the consequences of failure are. You will get no quarter.

The concept of an ally is in one the words that we derive it from, ligare. You may recognize it as the root word of ligament and possibly religion, though there is debate on that. Simply put, it means to bind together. It implies the two things are not homogenous in nature, nor would they be naturally together absent an external force. The right is far more heterogeneous than the left is, both philosophically and socially. The structure is one of the free market of ideas, with intense competition and conflict. The left is far less interested in internal feuds, and their internal hierarchy is much more of a Soviet nature. Conservatives are far more interested in fighting Trump than the neoJacobins itching to turn Kathy Griffin’s photo op into reality. Rather than focus on the defeat of the existential enemy, we fight those who would be our allies. It has translated into one defeat after another, ‘conservatives’ have not conserved gun rights, traditional marriage, sane fiscal policy, borders, education, or a semblance of the free market. The venom and backstabbing has been reserved for the electorate and the few who were willing to attempt to conserve anything. We are more focused on the pro-Con/pro-King/pro-anarchy debate than preventing or winning a Yugo-style war or the North American genocide. We pretend this is not the case, or have a degree of cognitive dissonance that would make Hillary blush.

P1040178.jpgThe patriot/liberty movement is purported to be made up of adults and people who ‘get it.’ If that is indeed the case then perhaps acting like the modern equivalent of the Scottish nobles at Irvine is not the way to approach things. Put your big boy pants on and realize that anyone who despises and wants to eliminate the people who seek the death of your culture is a potential ally. Some of the opinions given by people in this movement are the height of naiveté or woefully ignorant of the philosophical and historical precedent surrounding them. I could spend hours being a boor and fighting with people, many of whom would be far better served reading the source material referenced by the authors. I don’t because I hate those seeking to destroy me and my country enough to put aside personal slights. I don’t care what you want to have in your little AO, whether it is a king or an ancap wet dream. The preceding condition we can all agree on is that the statists have to be gone before any of this can occur. Nothing else matters if that condition is not met. I fear if this internecine fighting continues we will be still arguing about how much better anarchy is than the Constitution as a statist blows your brains out. Congratulations, your ego killed your family, your culture and your country.

A friend is someone that is significantly higher on the relationship scale and it would seem many in the liberty movement conflate the two. I’m not asking us to agree on everything; I’m not asking you to kiss them and buy them dinner. However, if you cannot work with someone based on the simple statement that communism and it’s child socialism needs to be removed from the continent as a requirement of our continued existence then you are irrelevant at best. What kind of person would put their ego over their family? Those who survived Holdomore, or the Bolshevik Revolution, the killing fields of Khmer Rouge or the Armenian genocide would assure you that I am not speaking hyperbolically. Smart people who see the wheels coming off our society are looking for answers and allies. Don’t further reinforce the ignorant old white man that hates everyone meme. We will need every single person who isn’t on board with putting you in the ground, so stop requiring them to fit to your impossibly narrow definition of bosom buddies.

The alt-right are our natural allies and have the youth that the liberty movement desperately needs. Traditional conservatives are aging out, the average age of someone who reads National Review is 66 and the majority of the liberty movement is easily 55-60. In a decade the term irrelevant will be optimistic if the younger generation is not incorporated into it. Age will kill us all as surely as a communist will and your ideology dies with you if it is not transmitted to the younger generation. Contrast that with the alt-right being 25-30 and far more adept at driving the political and social conversation in the US than any of us have been. It was not the liberty movement that started the ‘sick Hillary’ story, nor did they influence the election like the alt-right has. You may not agree with the neo-reactionary, reactionary or identitarians of the movement. Again I drag you back to the idea that the political disagreements be put on hold until the existential conflict is over. A sea change has occurred and 2017 is not 2015, a new player has arrived on the block and new methods of communication and propaganda exist. The younger alt-right can benefit from the experience, expertise and knowledge that many of you have, if you can simply put aside your ego and distain. Familiarize yourself with /pol, Voat, Gab and who the players are on Twitter. Go to a few Proud Boys meetings. You may be surprised and learn something, and be able to share something with them. I don’t need friends, I need allies and so do you. Be willing to do what is necessary to stop the threat, and working with someone you don’t like is only the beginning of how far I’m willing to go. Love enough to do what is necessary, with who is necessary…or make your peace with the consequences of ideological purity and embrace the darkness enveloping this country.

Jesse James

So you want a counter-culture?

Traditions, rituals and ceremonies take centuries to build, and can be lost in an instant. Be careful of your inheritance. – Unknown

The nuclear family must be destroyed…whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. – Linda Gordon

Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage. – Sheila Cronin

“Tribe.” How can there be tribe without clans? How can there be clans without extended families? How can there be extended families without patriarchy? How can clans become tribes without a chief? Indeed, how can there be families at all with divorce, contraception and infanticide and a ‘working ‘mother’? And as far as community goes, can you think of a people less prone to coalesce into community than Americans? – SFC Steven M Barry USA RET


 

Inevitably when I or others will write an article pointing out the latest example of degeneracy or graft within our culture, someone will demand a solution. While I understand the sentiment, it is neither my responsibility to do your thinking for you, nor do I have the time to do so. My time and effort are directed at starting the conversation and highlighting the problem, so that you may consider it and develop an educated opinion and response to it. The solutions that many are looking for lie close to home, and necessarily include relevant factors in your life that are unique to yourself and your family. Given that fact, the following is indeed just that…a solution. I don’t have all the answers and this isn’t the end of the discussion, but it’s certainly a start. You may not approve, you may not like it, and it certainly is not politically correct. Consider this your trigger warning.

main-qimg-16ad56230d254d7e2ed6cedf206c93e8-cThe current culture in the US is one of a carrion bird, feeding on the remains of that created by better men. Those who rail against implicit whiteness and conjure specters of klansmen at the mere mention of dairy products enjoy the fruits of those they hate whenever they adjust the thermostat and enjoy the luxury of vehicular or air travel. What is lacking from this lifestyle and worldview is sustainability. In the business world the difference between profit and loss is often wafer thin, and asinine things such as which of the dozens of new genders you are or whether someone is ‘man-spreading’ at a desk is the last thing people who value a paycheck consider. I’ve lost count of how many interviews I have done with people emotionally and psychologically unfit to deal with the authority and structure of a business. Their parents utterly failed to equip them to succeed even in the most nominal way in the world. Added to this is the drastic decrease in the workforce of jobs that produce tangible goods and colleges becoming little more than a conduit for service industry workers. It is worth noting that the vast majority of service industry and retail jobs simply cannot generate the kind of revenue required to sustain a family, even on both incomes. Some is directly attributable to the tax burden associated with every employee a business hires and the rest is the low skill required to perform such tasks.  The economic opportunity for large or even medium sized families is simply not there for many in larger cities who refuse to consider a trade or see it as beneath their station in life. Modern American culture has significantly degraded the economic viability of the family.

While part of the consideration for the declining birth rate, the economics of the family are not the only means by which it is being destroyed. Inculcated from birth to treat men as disposable at best and a dangerous threat at worst, rather than a potential mate, an entire generation of women has been stripped of their maternal instinct. If results are any indication, the goal of third-wave feminism has been to turn women into angrier and more neurotic versions of men. Equal parts unbearable to be around and unemployable, they drift from one meaningless relationship to another, celebrating their ‘liberation’ while collecting cats to fill the void. It is tragic to watch these deeply conflicted human beings emotionally and psychologically contort themselves in an effort to deny the attributes encoded within them at a genetic level. Men on the other hand have either rejected the traditional male archetypes present within their lives, or as the children of dysfunctional families have elected to parrot that behavior in their own life. A significant portion of the alt-right has been the worthy, though utterly preventable, search of millennials to rediscover what it means to be a man. We are told that traditional male characteristics are to be avoided at all costs and as feminists try to become the new men, men have taken to becoming the new women. In a self-flaggelating homage to the god of ‘progress’ both sexes have turned themselves into an androgynous mass of humanity, neither fit to fulfill the role needed of them in a functional marriage. Modern American culture has nearly destroyed the emotional and psychological viability of the family.

david-face-760x985The family is the most basic unit of interpersonal relationships, and thus my focus on modern culture’s destruction of it. A counter-culture porting over 80% of the existing culture is not countering anything. The conservative movement did this with no success for the last several decades. Rather than conserving anything, they were happy to play the political resistance movement to the statists while the cultural of traditional America disappeared. A counter-culture is NOT a political disagreement, but a repudiation of the prevailing political, economic and social norms of the day and the concomitant value system. If you are unwilling to reject the anti-Christian and anti-Western influence on a personal level, then why would I ever believe that you would on a corporate level. Those unwilling to take the mantle of leadership on and implement traditional values in their own lives are simply play acting. The most obvious one and the most infrequently applied within the liberty movement and the gamut of conservatives is the structure of the household. A lot of men say a lot of things about ‘conservative’ values, yet it flies out the door at home. It must be truly difficult to implement a worldview when your personal and corporate ones are diametrically opposed in practice, if not in theory.

Patriarchy is now a dirty word, yet let us consider the alternatives. Patriarchy has created stable populations for over 5,000 years and is a direct contributor to the modern age we enjoy. Matriarchy or some confusing mishmash of household anarchy has given rise to what civilization exactly? This article conveniently lists six ‘modern’ societies that are matriarchal, and like Camille Paglia so eloquently stated they are living in the equivalent of grass huts. I certainly haven’t seen the Mosuo flag on the moon, and if they managed to erect the Notre-Dame de Paris there tomorrow it would only be 628 years too late. Patriarchy admits there is a moral component to the rearing of children and the roles each gender has. The organization of the family according to the Biblical hierarchy sees procreation as morally good and virtuous. Modern culture cannot even maintain a positive birth rate and will result in the extinction of its adherents. Contrary to the modern thirst for independence from everything and everyone, patriarchy is the recognition that dependence is a necessity and reality of life. We are dependent as children to our parents and as spouses on the roles of the other. As head of the family, the man recognizes his dependence on God for direction and guidance. Patriarchy represents a symbolic relationship at the family level, while modern society seeks to set all at war with all. Men and women are at war with their own nature, at war with each other and thanks to Margaret Sanger at war with their children and the natural reproductive cycle. The sheer destructiveness of this lifestyle is demonstrated by the fact that within two generations the West is no longer culturally, economically and biologically sustainable at it’s current course. Sadly, the results of a system in rebellion to natural law speak for themselves.

The counter culture I speak of is not a return but a rebirth of the West. It may never happen at a national level, but it can happen at a personal and local level. The rejection of the modern value system is a prerequisite of that. The differences I have with modern culture are that of first principles. I suspect my views are an anathema to many and offensive to even more. However, that is what is necessary to develop an actual counter-culture. The creation of culture is manifest in the home and is transmitted outside of that home by the father. The reason the institution of patriarchy is an anathema to statists (who seek to replace it) and feminists (who seek to eliminate it) is the very nature of that role. The defense of the family and by extension those proximate to such demand not an introverted view of the world, that of the maternal nurturer, but an extroverted view of the world, that of a watchman, a shepherd. Destroy that, and you create a culture unable to defend its weakest and most vulnerable from outside harm. I would argue you have created a culture unable to defend itself at all. Contrary to those blaming the women with bullhorns and signs for Roe v. Wade, it was a failure of us, western men, to lead and defend our families at a corporate level. We allowed the usurpation of our role in society and in the family. Destroy the nexus of moral and objective authority, and you destroy what relies on that, culture and ultimately civilization. The counter-culture starts at home and cannot rise to a corporate level if it is based on the same first principles that have taken us to the amoral, hedonistic society we currently have.

Some may find this topic unpalatable and those who do not subscribe to a Biblical worldview may not accept the Bible as a valid source of first principles. Without a detailed and lengthy discussion of theology and philosophy, I think a reasonable man can find a significant amount of empirical evidence supporting these assertions. Call it natural law or whatever terminology du jour you would like, but the structure looks much the same. To the women who read me, know that this is not a call to mistreatment of you. Rather it is a call to the roles we are genetically, emotionally and psychologically designed to fill and a return to sanity. It is abuse to use a screwdriver like a hammer, and I refuse to force the person I love most in this world to suffer that abuse because I am unwilling to be the hammer she needs and God calls me to be. Those curious about how oppressive and horrifying a life such as this is are more than welcome to contact me and you can ask the redhead yourself.

Jesse James

Action, Reaction and You

Craig raises some interesting discussion points for the water cooler and the barbecue this weekend. Confidence in the government is at an all time low and the trust of the official narrative has all but disappeared among traditional Americans. Maybe it’s time to wonder out loud why the people in the ivory towers never seem to bear the brunt of policy driven by the Magic Dirt Theory and the petrodollar. If you’re not actively trying to influence your friends, coworkers and neighbors then you’re wrong. People are furious and they are open to solutions. Make use of that opportunity while you can. You may know it, but do they?

P.S. Commies still deserve helicopter rides. 

– JJ


The true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the nation all the time, loyalty to the government when it deserves it.Mark Twain

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Where do you get your information, and where do they get what they tell you? Do you ever think about that?   It’s common these days to back up the current lie by referring to a previous lie that has been abandoned as being too obvious a lie. Consumers are too dumb, misinformed, to notice…or are in denial. Identity politics are not only about inclusion but also about exclusion: You have to be like the group or you’re rejected/disliked.

6a0120a610bec4970c014e8701e619970dThe first 9/11 happened on 9/11, 1973, in Chile. A CIA-backed coup overthrew Chile’s President Allende. America did it. Was that interfering or hacking? The world knows about America constantly overthrowing governments, and favorable regimes, colloquially referred to as ‘democracies’ here. Trying not to get bombed by the American exceptionalists gets you described as crazy and/or brutal. I’m constantly amazed by the ability of those in power to create stories trusted by those who can’t think critically. Appealing to emotions, when you have millions of functionally illiterate, normalcy bias ensnared, gadget distracted, disciples of the status quo, has been the ongoing game of the Deep State. Americans don’t want to think, because thinking is hard. With consumers confused, distracted, willfully ignorant, and easily manipulated, is it any wonder so many fall for things today they would have called insane a few years ago?

The majority of people know government lied to us about both the JFK assassination and 9/11 but you can’t say so publically. One position on 9/11 is that Bush or Cheney and Rumsfeld let it happen. They knew it was coming but did nothing to stop it. Norm Mineta testified Cheney was told every few minutes that a plane was approaching the Pentagon but he did not let an interceptor take it down. 9/11 was done to create the War on Terror. We will not have peace because we continue to accept the 9/11 lie. Since government and media are lying to us about 9/11, it means that they’re controlled by the people who carried out 9/11. Ray Charles could see, when looking at the Towers, they’re disintegrating from the top down, being demolished, pulverized and exploded, from the top down, while the base remains solid but with Building 7 they blow it up from the bottom, and you see the whole building come down intact. One truth of 9/11 is this: The North and South Towers had 47 central core steel columns and 236 perimeter columns for a total of 283. For the buildings to fall straight down at nearly free fall speed all 283 connections from the columns to each of the 110 floors had to be cut within a second of each other. Keeping in mind open air fires can’t reach half of the temperature required to melt steel, how do you explain (2x110x283) 62,260 connections in the two towers all being severed simultaneously by an office fire? So Towers 1, 2, and 7 were taken down by controlled demolitions; to do that you need keys to the buildings and the permission of management. Larry Silverstein and his adult children didn’t go to work that day after never missing a day. What are the odds?

We’ve we seen drills around ‘surprise’ events in the past. Just before the Boston Marathon bombing they had a terror drill. Just before 9/11 they had a terror drill of planes flying into the World Trade Center but we don’t hear about that. Normally when you see a drill being advertised it’s a forerunner to the real event. Our government is carrying out the agenda, regardless of election results and political affiliations, of a permanent, deeply rooted conglomeration of special interests that transcend political parties, ideologies, presidential terms, as well as domestic and international law. America’s deep state removed constitutional independence, and is an ongoing threat to global peace and stability. America’s use of unwarranted power and influence presents as regional wars, subsequent waves of refugees, socioeconomic exploitation and catastrophe within targeted states and across entire regions, as well as a general global disorder  resulting from a tiny handful of special interests abusing and wasting the planet’s human and natural resources for its own petty, self-serving pursuits.

Remember your oath to protect against all enemies foreign and domestic? What if you’ve never noticed the domestic enemy? What if much of the ‘terror’ around the world is false? What if it is done by various factions of ‘our’ deep state in their power struggle? The PTB have lots of funding, as can easily be demonstrated in the ten trillion said to be missing from the five-sided fun house on the Potomac. If their overthrow of Ukraine’s government only cost five billion what might they be doing with the rest of that cash?

There’s no real American foreign policy. There’s only the sum of the different foreign policies desired by various more or less covert ‘deep state’ actors, agencies and individuals. The result is inevitably short-term, focuses on a quick fix approach unable to allow for complexity. American ‘diplomacy’ doesn’t exist. You don’t need diplomats to deliver demands, bribes, ultimatums and threats. You don’t need educated people nor do you need people with any understanding of the ‘other’. All you need is one arrogant bully and one interpreter: American diplomats don’t speak the local languages. We saw fascinating evidence of the death of the American diplomatic corps when 51 American ‘diplomats’ demanded that Obama bomb Syria. The rest of the world could just watch in amazement, sadness, and total disgust.

We haven’t been America for some time. We’re Soviet America. Consumers have no problem with that having been raised by parents educated in Soviet American schools. We saw the remains of America vanish with the passage of the Patriot Act. Now Amazon is burning books that Israel doesn’t like.  Since when have we become a nation that is so afraid of debate we can no longer tolerate dissent? At her core America was founded by people who wrote the ‘hate speech’ of the day. If you’re one of those who believe its fine that your master is working to take control of the whole world remember though you feel you’re a well-cared for slave now, wait until your master is no longer master of them all.

darth-cheney_video-cnnMen, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one… Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder’s welcome… Nations, like individuals, cannot become desperate gamblers with impunity. Punishment is sure to overtake them sooner or later.” Charles Mackay

America does what North Korea does hiding its problems under a cloud of secrecy. If the Empire is challenged over such actions, we’re expected, like the North Korean public, to automatically accept that America must be right and well-intentioned and have better values than the enemy it’s opposing. See the HRC ‘I didn’t mean to commit a felony‘ defense. America is right in thinking that most people around the world share its professed values of freedom, democracy and human rights but even with long experience it can’t understand on an official level that it’s taken at its word, and alienates people precisely because it acts contrary to those values in practice. From what we’ve seen of Trump, who promised to drain the swamp, this situation is only likely to become more extreme, and therefore the Empire will be more tempted to act against any reminder of its own errors.

It makes no sense for Muslims to hold Europeans and Americans responsible for the evil policies of ‘our’ governments. If you think about this, you can see why it’s suspicious that ‘Muslim terrorism’ acts only against innocents, who have no influence over government policy. If Muslim terrorists are so sophisticated that they can pull off 9/11, they know that the enemy isn’t average citizens but neocons known from their positions in the Bush and Obama regimes. Their responsibility for the years of American invasions, bombings, and destruction of millions of Muslim peoples is known. None of the neoconservatives have any protection. There’s never been a terrorist attack against any of them. The alleged Muslim terrorists are so careless with their own lives; they could easily take out Darth Cheney, who only has minimal protection. There have been no Muslim terror attacks on politicians and presstitutes who have eagerly supported decades of war against Muslims. America and Europe are full of Muslim refugees from Washington’s wars. Terrorist events are rare. In a real democracy with a real media and real opposition parties, these questions would be investigated and part of public debate, not dismissed as ‘conspiracy theory’.

‘Terrorist’ attacks seem to coincide with important events. Could there have been a genuine ISIS attack in Europe? Yes, but I suspect that most of them were Gladio-style false flags executed by the Empire’s special services. Islam and the Muslims who practice was never the enemy. The enemy was a relatively small sect of para-Islamic crazies which remained largely in the fringes of the Islamic world until it was given an immense boost first by Saudi Arabia and, later, by the CIA in Afghanistan. The question to ask, which raises some very uncomfortable possibilities is cui bono?

The Empire is working to impose a self-serving political order that suits its sociopolitical and economic interests at the cost of peace, stability and security for entire regions of the planet. Its presence in ‘occupied countries’ and the proxies it uses as ‘government’ serve Washington’s interests are unwanted by those people being governed. The costly, prolonged occupation of these countries is demonstrating tactical and strategic weakness, geopolitical ineptitude and exposing the dangerous shortsighted greed that drives American foreign policy at the cost of long-term, rational planning and application, fiscal responsibility and the safety of the American populace.

 

– Craig Dudley

 

 

The Price of Delegitimization

What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet…  – William Shakespeare


The internet has been rife with controversy and frantic keyboard banging, the most cogent and memorable being Zman’s post about the nature of the Neojacobins inside the beltway and on the coasts. Having been around more than my fair share of that class of people, I have a working knowledge of the very different Americas that exist within the same borders. The perception the media cultivates is one of competence and informed gravitas. Well dressed men posses secret knowledge and are 21st century Sophists, deciphering hidden meanings and teasing the future out of press releases, appointments, firings and now ice cream. The truth is, most are horrifically isolated. Much of America, including the liberty movement is the same way, but few have the bully pulpit of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. I went to school with many of the Neojacobins; you graduated from the right private school and went to the right college and then post-grad. The place you lived, restaurants you ate at, where you shopped for clothes and even the grocery stores you went to all reflected this isolation. Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Fresh Market don’t expose you to the ‘others,’ nor are you going to ever come in contact with someone who has a Massey Ferguson or Case in their barn getting fitted for a Brooks Brothers or a Michael Andrew’s Bespoke. People living in such a world have more in common with their peers shopping on Saville Row or in Avenue des Champs Elysées that their countrymen from Galax, VA or New Braunfels, TX. Within this resplendent isolation, they have not a clue how the hinterlands think, act or what defines them culturally. Only distain exists for such far off places, as if outside the major cities there exists a sub-human class that’s only use is to deliver and produce good for ‘the people who count.’

china+executionUp until the last decade or so, most people were content to bear the every increasing burden of taxation, regulation and censorship the Neojacobins had incrementally begun to impose on those outside their little worlds. The incompetence of Obama coupled with systemic problems beginning to manifest themselves in the national economy and social fabric of the country started to radiate outward from the cities and affect the more rural areas. The balance that had been struck thus far, namely ‘as long as I can feed my family and maintain a reasonable standard of living I’ll play along with your silly games’, was now turned on its head. The Neojacobins didn’t even know that traditional America was being crushed and stripped of their wealth by their policies, and they didn’t bother to ask. Nobody who matters lives there anyway. The Trump backlash was a slap in the face to most, utterly unexpected because they simply don’t even acknowledge that a world exists outside of their gated communities, the suburban soccer moms and Whole Foods customers have no clue that they just destroyed the entire coal industry or put people out of work as they hurry to Pilates. Given that ignorance, Trump was a political asteroid impact, the most unlikely and devastating thing many of them had ever seen as he crashed into their world. The anger from them is one of class, the upending of their perceived social status by someone so beneath them as to not even warrant an opinion. It is difficult to put this concept into words if you have not experienced those social circles, the level of outrage would be akin to a janitor walking into an Exxon Mobile board meeting and overruling the entire table of executives.

The anger is palpable within the Beltway and it’s coastal fiefdoms, which is understandable. The idea that someone who shakes parmesan from a can contravened the wishes of those who can taste the difference between serrano and iberico Jamón is simply unacceptable. Maxine Waters, Nacy Pelosi, Barbra Boxer and Al Green, are so far removed from traditional America as to be alien life forms. Outside of the 6 -7 major media/political centers in the US, the rest of the population simply do not factor into the equation until election time returns. Virtually no one in these locations are privy to the conversations going on in mills, churches, bars and barbecues all throughout the country and the level of hatred that has been engendered. I was speaking with a rather well-informed friend recently and his estimation of the undercurrent of rage was even higher than my own. The media and bureaucrats continue to play games of intrigue, woefully ignorant that the sole bulwark against a very ugly chapter in American history has been motive. The Trump presidency confirms that motive now exists. Rather than recognize the election for what it is, the Neojacobins have doubled down and attempted to browbeat the rest of the country. Still ignorant there exists a separate culture and nation outside the DC fiefdoms, they flail about looking for bogeymen, conjuring up Russians and people like Richard Spencer and ignoring the tens of millions who willingly voted for Trump.

IMG_1842The drum beat by Keith Olbermann and his ilk for the last six months has been an attempt to invalidate the election results. The view from the media centers and the beltway is that there is a groundswell of support from the Brooks Brother’s suits and Whole Foods people and that encompasses their view of America in toto. They will do what they will and the rubes in the hinterlands be damned. Most of you understand the frustration and anger of the Trump supporters, particularly the Millennials who voted for him. What gets overlooked in this paradigm is much the same thing as the Neojacobins fail to understand. Both sides feel as if their way of life, country and values are under attack. Both sides are correct. War is about the only way to describe this political and social environment as two competing ideologies that are utterly incompatible are being advanced.

The unspoken assumption within the DC fiefdoms is that rural America cannot be allowed to rule the country. We are too naive, too close-minded, too backward, too intolerant…we are retrograde savages with no place in their 21st century world. The truth may be a different matter, but the meme persists and has for decades. The election didn’t work because of a weak candidate, the economy and a charismatic dark horse Republican. The Hamilton electors gambit did not work, but the hobbling and bureaucratic coup by Obama appointees and now disloyal Republicans from Never-Trumper Johnny DeStefano. Turning Trump into a lame-duck president does not make the anger that elected him go away, it merely intensifies it. Conversely, if Trump succeeds with his agenda it also intensifies the anger of the Neojacobins. The zero-sum nature of this conflict must be understood and there seems increasing evidence that traditional America has finally grasped that point. What remains to be seen is when and who will cross the Rubicon first.

The motive for the forcible removal and…resolution…of the Neojacobins within the United States now exists. As does the converse. A very real hatred exists on both sides with one side buying arms at an astonishing rate and the other openly calling for an impeachment and the stripping of voting rights from their greatest enemy. This is not a facile emotion based on external features, but an utter abhorrence of who that person is at their very core. Existence has become an act of war to those inside the Beltway. Zman is correct in his characterization of the left and establishment right, more accurately described as communist revolutionaries at this point. The last vestige of legitimacy resides in the ballot box. I would like nothing better than the Neojacobins to take that away from the public through an impeachment, showing the true nature of their ideology. It is time we say what the situation has become. If you are a traditional American, a Christian, or don’t recognize the deity of government then you are excess humanity to the Neojacobins and have no right to life. The communists have never given quarter so why expect it now? I am confident many inside the Beltway and the large coastal cities understand the price of delegitimization and are willing to pay that price to usher in their ideology. What remains to be seen is whether traditional America is as well. Time to grow up and learn to hate.

Jesse James

Guest Post: The Five Sided Fun House

It would seem that the carrot and stick approach has been applied to Trump. The recent strike in Syria and the increasing interest in foreign intervention at the cheerleading of the usual neocon and socialist suspects. Obamacare has a new paintjob, but still unsustainable, there is no wall, we are doing the Clinton dance overseas with cruise missiles and no tax breaks in sight. The fact we are in a uniparty oligarchy of grifters has never been more clear. Make sure to tell your friends. And buy more ammo…this summer promises to be a fun one. 

JJ


On Jan. 17, 1961, President Eisenhower warned America about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex. He warned, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

It’s been over 50 years since that warning and, apparently, no one listened and since then it’s gotten more enormous and out of control. On 9/10/01, Rumsfeld announced the defense department was missing $2.3 trillion. The amount was so unbelievably large that no one even responded to the news. It didn’t matter though because a day later the accounting department of the Pentagon blew up, on September 11th, 2001, and no one mentioned it ever again.

550-billion-pentagon-budget-cartoon.jpgThe Pentagon has never been audited, and now Trump is adding another $52B to the more than $500B the Pentagon already receives. Trump offered a budget that asks for $52B more, even though just last December, a Washington Post investigation discovered the Pentagon had a secret report which showed $125B in wasted funds. By law, the Pentagon is supposed to have a regular audit; however, it never seems to actually take place. As a result, around $10 trillion in taxpayer money has not been found since 1996: completely unaccounted for, gone missing or wasted by the ‘Defense’ Department, even though that is the opposite of what it does.

This year, despite the fact that both the Democratic and Republican platforms demanded an audit, it still hasn’t happened. Congress has actually more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget without even hinting about an audit. In fact, the Pentagon has removed itself from the possibility of having one conducted for over 20 years by telling the Government Accountability Office that an audit is just too expensive. Nonetheless, the GAO has regularly documented financial mismanagement. When Chuck Hagel was SecDef he was quoted as saying that the Pentagon’s non-compliance was “unacceptable”…right before he was fired. When congress does go after waste, they go after domestic agencies and community organizations, but they never investigate the Pentagon.

pentagon-money-missingThe American military pays organizations like the NFL to do “salute the troops” advertising and spends millions more on other advertising trying to make Americans believe that ‘our’ Department of Offense is helping them. They’re not…they are robbing the entire country blind. If Americans want to “Make America Great Again” the first thing they should do is follow the constitution and get rid of the standing army. America would be the wealthiest place in the world today, not the most indebted government in history, if not for the five sided fun house in Mordor.

Millions of innocents wouldn’t die in their wars, dozens of military members wouldn’t commit suicide every day and Earth would be more peaceful and prosperous. America is a rogue state/empire led by neocolonial looting liars. The history is uncontested for anyone who cares to investigate and here are some reasons:

People around the world view America as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country. The data confirm this conclusion: Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. America started 201 of them. American just sent a bill to Cambodia for the bombs we dropped on them during our war there.

These American attacks have killed about 30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are civilians.  The total deaths caused by ‘our’ rogue empire for resource control, natural and human, since 1945, are more than all total wars and violence in all recorded Earth history, and then we badger others for doing what we do.

Our rulers have been war mongers for a long time; The Mexican-American War, Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, Russian Civil War, World War I, The Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and now possible war with Iran, Russia and China. We look at our ‘defense’ budget, expensive systems and throw around crap about America having the greatest military in the world. How then have we been outdone by malnourished, undereducated men with antiquated and improvised weapons while spending trillions of dollars and the lives of thousands of servicemen and uncountable civilians? The Empire has created more chaos in the world than anyone else and yet persists in describing itself as the ‘Leader of the Free World’, whatever that means these days, and the planet’s greatest democracy.

The Empire has, in recent years, bombed Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. None of them is safer, less armed, more democratic, more peaceful, more prosperous, or less of a threat to others: Quite the contrary. “Defeating” ISIS by bombing people will fuel more suffering and violence, just as ‘defeating’ the government of Saddam Hussein fueled ISIS. Imagine a woman in Iraq without permission to go outside without a male guardian. Now picture that woman’s roof collapsing on her and her children with a thunderous crash and a cloud of dust. Is she better off? Do those who love her appreciate her ‘liberation’? Would the video be allowed on ‘our free press’ if we hadn’t shared it on social media as many times as we do a police video?

And now Trump, who ran on a platform of staying out of the affairs of other countries, has violated the law of the world let alone our remaining constitution by attacking Syria again for ‘trumped’ up fictions. I just can’t wait to see what absurdities we see next.

 

– Craig Dudley