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Do commies support mass immigration? Ah, what a question!

. . . as deliberately not answered on Quora. . . .

I did not click “Submit” because I never submit to Marxists, or to socialists of any kind.

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I am halfway through the four-part Netflix documentary series on Jeffrey Epstein. It is very good. I think all girls should watch it, perhaps everybody should.

Epstein was an Enchanter. He behaved like an Archon: manipulative, resting much of his power on being charismatic and very smart. He not only got about a hundred teenage girls to service him sexually, he gained their compliance as recruiters, and as “hostesses” to service others — Mata Hari harlots — and he used both fear and benefits to ape legitimate contracts, which means, also, the threats and enticements functioned as post-transactional loyalty inducements.

I call him an Archon not just because he reminds me of the Principalities and Powers of ancient lore — the angels, devils, Fallen Ones, Anunnaki — but also the charismatic leaders of States, indeed of the State itself. States behave almost exactly like Epstein did, combining abuse with benefits, in a context of fake contractual arrangements.

But Archon in a third sense, too: Epstein was almost certainly in the employ of some state spy group, or two, or more. He operated a sophisticated sexual Honey Trap to catch illustrious men and blackmail them for … information? influence? So, Epstein was a Deep State player, and thus the worst kind of Archon.

Alas, I do not think the series will go on long enough to cover all of this. One episode has to be devoted to his last few months alive, right? Which means that there is only one episode to delve into most of what I discuss here. Episodes one and two make the case against him that was developed in Florida and by the DBI up to the mid-2000s.

Preparing to be disappointed.

Still, this is must-see TV.

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In the 1990s, I judged Bill Gates’s business practices to be more than a little dodgy, even creepy.

A friend informs me that his philanthropic education initiatives were ridiculous but thankfully short-lived.

His current population-reduction obsession lurking behind his vaccination obsession is creepiest yet, and seems of a piece with his business ethics.

The man appears to be earnest — but like a socialist dictator is earnest.

I used to mock anti-vaxxers. But the likelihood of me accepting to be vaccinated by a concoction Gates were pushing is getting close to zero.

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Here is a man whose place in history demonstrates something different than what he intended. John Flammang Schrank (March 5, 1876 – September 15, 1943) shot Theodore Roosevelt in the chest during a speech on October 14, 1912, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. TR survived. 

Schrank claimed to have had nothing against TR the man (I do: TR was a lunatic, as many of his contemporaries testified), but, instead, TR “the third-termer.” 

A good grudge, on the whole. But . . . not a good act.

Schrank’s claim that former President William McKinley, himself famously fatally shot by Chuckles the Anarchist, had come to him in a dream instructing him to do the deed got him into a nuthouse instead of prison.* And, as a warning to future presidents not to seek a third term, Schrank proved spectacularly unsuccessful, considering that another Roosevelt survived a third term in office and got part way into his fourth.

TR went on to make a terrific speech — one that I largely disagree with for a variety of reasons, but it was quite good rhetorically. This part still carries some power:

When the Republican Party — not the Republican Party — when the bosses in the control of the Republican Party, the Barneses and Penroses, last June stole the nomination and wrecked the Republican Party for good and all; I want to point out to you nominally they stole that nomination from me, but really it was from you. They did not like me, and the longer they live the less cause they will have to like me. But while they do not like me, they dread you. You are the people that they dread. They dread the people themselves, and those bosses and the big special interests behind them made up their mind that they would rather see the Republican Party wrecked than see it come under the control of the people themselves. So I am not dealing with the Republican Party. There are only two ways you can vote this year. You can be progressive or reactionary. Whether you vote Republican or Democratic it does not make any difference, you are voting reactionary.

Note, however, the pure demagoguery of stealing an election ‘from you.’ Such men as TR, alas, are almost impossible to keep away from power. 

Trump seems a bit like that, though far less tyrannical and murderous than TR. I mean, Trump doesn’t have TR’s death count and deeply racist version of American imperialism and eugenics.

It is common among today’s Democrats to admit to admiring only one Republican, Teddy Roosevelt. This does not reflect well on them, in my opinion, and as much as I shrink from murderous violence, my mind not rarely drifts to Schrank.

That admission being made, and daydreams acknowledged, I make no more outrageous confessions: though in my dreams I may or may not follow others’ instructions, and I may or may not commit crimes, I insist that I do not take Dream Time commands and put them into action during Waking Life.

Further, my support for term limits itself is subject to certain limitations. One of them is: I will not kill for them.

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* Wisconsin, the state in which he shot TR, did not have the death penalty — indeed, Schrank followed TR state to state, waiting to pull the trigger until he got to a Progressive state lacking the death penalty.

Is it the wise man or the fool who offloads his folly onto his politics?

What if most of us suffer from responsibility homeostasis? That is, we have only so much capacity for responsible action: the more responsible in one area of life, our irresponsible daemons must burst out in some other domain, like imps of the perverse.

This might explain the hordes of competent people, successful folk, supporting insane social policy and political programs.

But the worst ideologues are themselves foolish every which way. Responsibility homeostasis cannot explain them, can it? 

Perhaps their mastery of video gaming or hackey sack or farding face is where all their sense of responsiblity winds up.

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) doesn’t just affect masses of far-left students and protestors and media ambulance chasers.

It may have affected Joe Biden.

At a New Hampshire campaign stop, this weekend, he fielded a “good question” from a young woman studying economics, who challenged his electability. As he turned away he denied she’d ever been to a caucus before, and, chuckling, called her a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier.”

Bizarre.

Biden’s old, and it is possible that his unhinged loopiness is the result of some sort of dementia or swiftly decreasing mental capacity. I wouldn’t want to make fun of that any more than I’d want to vote for someone even plausibly diagnosed with a brain malady.

But it’s possible that Biden’s been spooked by the incomprehensible-to-him success of Donald Trump.

Trump seems to say whatever he wants, breaking normal bounds of decorum and accepted standards of linguistic prudence, and get away with it.

Could Biden’s increasingly frank and unguarded statements make sense in this context?

Maybe it’s not diminished capacity in the pre-frontal cortex, but a license to say damn near anything.

Can Biden afford such a strategy? Whatever it is that Trump does, successfully, has not been duplicated by any of his would-be competition. Not without seeming clumsy and kind of stupid.

The Biden camp says the current bizarrerie, “lying, dog-faced pony soldier,” is from a John Wayne movie. Apparently it’s from a Tyrone Power flick.

Hollywood scriptural references aside, Biden’s substantive answer to the electability question is that he has more black support than his competitors, and that you have to take the first four primary states as a whole.

A reasonable answer and not suggesting dementia.

TDS remains a possibility, then.

Trump’s last name is almost magic, in that it defines his political style: he plays trumps and takes tricks.

I confess to marvel at the synchronicities and/or entelechies at play these days, and also how people almost never talk about it. It is like witnessing a miracle and then being blasé and dismissive, like Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction.

Other names of presidential candidates have punning meanings. But none so impressive.

Biden as in bidin’ his time . . . taken too long?

Sanders isn’t a bad name for an extreme egalitarian, a ‘leveller.’ Sand the rough places plain; grind down the mountains and fill in the valleys.

A warren is where we grow domesticated rodents. I do not know what to make of that.

Bloomberg? Made mountains of wealth, made his fortune ‘bloom.’ Berg means mountain in many Germanic languages, no? I do not see the magic of his name helping him much, though.

Gabbard sounds like it might be grounded on gab, but Tulsi does not appear to be overly talkative. Of course, it could refer to someone barraged by gab — she was gabbar’d, I tells ye.

Buttigieg . . . I won’t go there. You can fill it in.

Yang seems like a joke word for a penis — and it is the word for the male force in a bivalent world: yin and yang. I haven’t heard anyone make quips in this manner. Perhaps because Yang does not come across as particularly masculine. And his UBI notion is all yin and no yang.

Trump’s magic is more potent than any of these.

And it drives many people mad.

The photo is from the Medium screed.

Leftist stupidity has become so ubiquitous that one’s eyes tend to glaze over rather than focus on each and every bit of insanity. But the sheer breathtaking nonsense of a typical Woke White Woman of the West (hereinafter W4) is worth marking now and then. On Medium, today, we have a great case.

RACIST Hong Kong Pepe Protests
Stephanie Richardson
It has come to my attention that the protests that have enveloped most of Hong Kong are being fomented by the Alt-Right, Pepe the Frog and the United States CIA. These protesters are brandishing racists Alt-Right memes in hopes at gaining sympathy from the Incel communities on 4chan.
After reading a piece put out by the Incel Alt-Right publication VDARE called Hong Kong Protests Adopt “Racist” Pepe The Frog” i quickly began putting all of the pieces together.
The Incel community on 4chan have long loved their Asian “Waifus” (a derogatory term used to describe slitty Chinese girls) which explains their obsession with anime culture. The CIA have effectively weaponized this weakness within the otherwise deadly incel community against Mainland China in an attempt at dividing the two lands and setting them against one another. This cold very well end up in a. civil war scenario and if the media doesn’t decide to DO THEIR JOB the CIA / Incel community might actually get what they are hoping for.
The Alt-Right is playing a dangerous game here as China is not another Russia in the sense that these Chinese will actually fight back with their superior cyber power. They will enforce their rule over racist Hong Kong whether you and your “waifus” like it or not.
Please, make sure you do not encourage these protests and for the love of god inform the Chinese government of this racist Pepe image before it gets out of hand and the minorities in Hong Kong end up in danger as they are here in the United States.

Medium, August 13, 2019

Ms. Richardson is a powerfully insane W4, and there is no real reason to comment on her crazed, paranoid misinterpretation, other than to glory in the ridiculousness of one’s enemies. To regard Hong Kong’s young rebels as pawns in a CIA/Incel plot seems more than a mere stretch. I suppose I could be wrong — like I could be wrong about religious shysters Joseph Smith and L. Ron Hubbard (not likely) — but the notion that the CIA has appropriated the Pepe symbol to lash out at Mainland China sure seems lunatic to me. The idea that the young woman pictured, above, with eye patch on, is somehow engaged in (or corrupted by) “racism” because of her adoption of the Pepe meme is sub-moronic.

Leftists just cannot lighten their grip on their handy-dandy all-purpose tool, pseudo-anti-Racism. Sure, Pepe was used by a few racists occasionally to engage in ideological provocation on matters of race. But that was not Pepe’s core usage or functional meaning, and if the W4s of this world had not pickled their brains with the zombie ideology of intersectionalist progressivism, they might understand just how potent and amazing a symbol Pepe was, and — apparently — still is.

Pepe is a trickster figure. His meme magic was corrosive to all pomposity, to leftism and centrism and even rightism. He became integral to the badge on the gonfalon of the great resistance to the Social Justice Warriors, sure. But progressivism is no more anti-racist than anti-fascist. It is oh-so-much more. It is the cult of state worship in its latest gimcrack configuration, and Pepe is the imp that spat ironies at the imperialism of the intersectionalists.

And now we witness a fully crackpot W4 siding with the tyrannical Chinese government.

Interesting to see a “progressive” siding against youthful rebels who just want American freedoms. What a typically baizuo boner. The “white left” (baizuo), as Chinese people in Hong Kong and elsewhere derisively dub SJWs, has lost its last instinct for freedom. To prefer the corrupt “socialism with Chinese characteristics” over those who genuinely yearn for — fight for — liberty! What maroons be these baizuo, what ultra-maroons.

A friend thinks this Medium squib may be an example of a Red Chinese propaganda effort. A possibility, I suppose. More likely, though, it is just the result of a memetic cascade, the association of ideas down the slippery slope of statist insanity.

Ideas are forces: the existence of one determines our reception of others.

G. H. Lewes, Problems of Life and Mind (Third Series) Problem the First — The Study of Psychology: Its Object, Scope, and Method (1879).

Of course, I could be wrong. This W4’s post is so idiotic that perhaps it was written by an AI as a parody of progressivism.

If so, well done. Spot on. Thanks, Adam Selene.

I mean, “Pepe”!

Ilhan Omar, Hottest of “the Squad”?

I am beginning to develop some sympathy for Rep. Ilhan Omar.

She seems like a dangerous Islamist, sure, and a likely socialist, too — so two big red checkmarks against her — but she does understand that the foreign policy of the United States towards the Islamic East has not been a matter of sweetness and light. It has, instead, consisted of a long string of interventions that too often look ominously like state terrorism against civilian populations. So when folks on the right express horror at the apparent moral equivalency she draws between the British and U.S. governments, on the one hand, and Al Qaida, on the other, I shrug. 

Just a bit, at least.

She is in many ways both the prettiest and most intelligent of the four “women of color”  U.S. Representatives now known as “the Squad.” But my sympathy for her is muted, for she does seem like an ingrate, unable to articulate an appreciation for what is good about these United States, and seemingly unwilling to repudiate what is bad among her own political allies, the aforementioned Al Qaida as well as the violent communist/anarchist/insurrectionist mob antifa.

Thinking primarily about Rep. Ilhan Omar, apparently, Donald Trump tweeted up a storm on Sunday: 

Trump got called a racist for this, of course. While he doesn’t mention race, progressives and other feeble-minded people made the connection that he must’ve been thinking of the four first-term Congresswomen who have cliqued up around Sandy Ocasio (known by her nom d’politique Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and even better by her initialism, AOC, the other contender for the Hottie award), all of partially non-European, non-Nordic descent. You know, “women of color.” But his remarks only made sense if directed against Rep. Omar alone, for she was the only one of the three born outside the country, in Somalia.

So how were these remarks not racist? Well, Trump provided the ideological/cross-cultural context: of coming “from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe.” That is the context: political, ideological, focusing especially upon comparative institutions. 

Much has been made how the phrase “go back to X” is a “racist trope.” And while I will not deny that there is some racism involved in some usages, that was not its primary function. I remember the “trope.” I was alive in the Sixties. It was not primarily used against brown people. At least, I never heard it like that. It was used against communists. And comsymps. And anyone leftist to a perceived dangerous extent. The most oft-used formulation was, I kid you not, “go back to Russia!”

It was often — in fact usually — deployed against non-Russians.

It was an anti-commie, pro-American gambit.

So, for a variant of it to be directed against four socialists (forgive me, “democratic socialists”!), does not back up the whole racist charge. It seems to be what it was obviously intended to be: an attempt to make an ideological point and to criticize the four for ingratitude and a general anti-Americanism.

Oh, and also to force Speaker Nancy Pelosi to defend them, thus tarring the Democratic Party with the antics and immoral stance and rank unpopularity of The Squad. (His line about Pelosi and “free travel arrangements” is hilarious when you remember a specific moment when Trump cancelled a foreign junket of Nancy’s, during the government shutdown a few months back.) 

The general and specific reactions to the Trump versus the Squad twitterstorm was mostly idiotic, of course, including the elaborations made by the president himself, who while clarifying some things (stepping back a bit) botched up a few other facts, as well. As is his wont.

But how, you ask, does any of this account for my growing sympathy for the Somali-American jihadist-socialist pol? Well, telling her to “go back to Somalia” stirs my sympathy for I, too, have been razzed in such a manner: “why don’t you move to Somalia?”

By leftists.

Yes, this is particularly rich.

You see, until fairly recently, it was a game progressives liked to play, taunting libertarians with the Somalia Gambit. Their argument, such as it was, ran like this: libertarians don’t like government, and many of them talk about “anarchy”; Somalia (for a time) did not have a State; therefore, libertarians should move to their utopia, Somalia!

It is rather witless, as syllogisms go, but I tried to be tolerant of the benighted progressives who engaged in it. After all, many libertarians do not make clear enough what it is they oppose and what it is they support. And what are those opposed and promoted institutions? Well! Let me keep this short. Even the anarcho-capitalists, please remember, do not want any old stateless society, they want a society with institutions in place to defend rights. Somalia did not have that, therefore it is and could be no libertarian utopia. As Benjamin Tucker put it, Anarchy is freedom of libertarians defended by libertarians. It is not the statelessness of people without much interest in freedom as understood in terms of individual rights. (This is not to say that my brand of libertarianism is anarchist. Or that it is not. A long discussion would be required to make clear all that.) Of course, progressives generally know so little history and so little anthropology and so little legal theory and so little anything that they are largely unaware that rights can and have been defended by institutions not demanding territorial coercive monopoly, which Max Weber and Barack Obama informed us serve as the hallmark of the State.

The droll aspect to all this? Those witless leftists who taunted libertarians to “go to Somalia” were doing something not too dissimilar from what Trump was doing: defending their beloved government while expressing their umbrage at their targets’ ingratitude. The implicit message to the left’s Somalia Gambit being “you libertarians pretend to hate our State, but the State does so much for you! Go to somewhere where there is no such State and see how you like it!” Likewise, much of the oomph behind Trump’s taunt is to tweak the ingratitude and lack of perspective of the Somali-born Omar, who never seems to have a good thing to say about America.

So now you can see my emerging sympathy for the Hottest of the Squad. She was told to go back to her Somalian hellhole while I have been told to go to my Somalian utopia!

Six of one, half dozen of the other . . . intension/extension!

I am, of course, not nearly as anti-American as is the Somalian-American lady in the hijab.  I am not so much anti-American as Ameri-skeptic. Also, and unlike Rep. Omar, I feel it incumbent upon myself to try to convince nationalists and globalists of my sort of anti-nationalism — she seems uninterested in convincing anyone not already in her political tribe. Just like most leftists, today. It is all Them versus Us. The puritanically moralistic prigs versus The Racist Deplorables!

And I definitely do not want to subsidize more immigrants, legal or illegal, from anywhere.

But especially from Somalia.

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The latest Kaepernick/Nike kerfuffle over the early version of the U.S. flag strikes me as so filled with “ironies” as not allowing me to get worked up about it.

First off, Colin Kaepernick knows almost nothing about history. His past statements have been worse than wrong, they have been silly. Worse, anyone who makes a big deal about “America” in relation to local police misconduct strikes me as making a federal case out of a local matter — and local matters are the easiest ones to change through citizen activism. Like with most of today’s activists, what seems most important to him was not making good change but appearing to “demand” change. And “taking a knee” was oh-so-prayerful. In public. The whole thing was Pharisaic.

But the current issue is funny. He effectively stopped Nike from putting an old flag image on a shoe.

When I was young, I was told that it be improper to place images of the American flag on clothing. And, by law, that remains true — though the law is mostly ignored by everyone (says Jeff Deist).

So Mr. Kaepernick, in objecting to the placement of the Stars and Stripes, has technically honored the flag. Conservative flag-wavers should be jubilant and thank the man.

As for me, I am not much of a flag-waver. It has been used in too many unjust wars for me to be happy with it. I prefer the Don’t Tread on Me flag, and, better yet, the Moultrie (above). I would wear either on clothing and pretend it was patriotism, sure. And I would be breaking no laws.

I do not really care what Colin Kaepernick thinks about that.

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