Lion of the Blogosphere

Trumps succeeds in changing the frame

I tweeted that after Trump’s press conference.

I was reading through Scott Adams’ blog this morning, and came across his post about Trump’s use of “Nazis” to describe the intelligence agencies, and I see that he agrees with me, although his blog post is full of mumbo jumbo about “3D persuasion.”

Since Wednesday, in the mainstream media there was outrage about how Trump dared to call our patriotic intelligence agencies “Nazis,” even though liberals themselves used to call the CIA Nazis.

Yes, remember a time when liberals loved Russia and hated the CIA? How that has reversed!

Also, we see that the mainstream media has gone cold turkey on using the term “fake news,” a term they fell in love with two months ago because they thought that by using it they reduced Trump’s legitimacy.

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Hopefully, the next step in Trump’s reframing will be to turn the word “racism” against the liberals.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

Posted in News, Politics

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  1. Yeah that mumbo jumbo enabled Scott Adams to predict Trump’s victory before anyone else.

    ScarletNumber

    January 15, 2017 at 11:53 am

    • Scott Adams did predict Trump, whether or not the mumbo jumbo has anything to do with it is not settled.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

      • I think Adams’ ‘Mumbo jumbo’ is mostly right. People back into their beliefs. Some more than others.

        Curle

        January 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    • …the mainstream media there was outrage about how Trump dared to call our patriotic intelligence agencies “Nazis,”

      Some establishment Jewish organizations are now attacking Trump for his use of the “Nazi” comparisons.

      For the past year and a half Trump has been called the second coming of Hitler and not a peep out of these “respectable” Jewish groups.

      Rifleman

      January 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      • …called the second coming of Hitler

        He almost old enough to be the first coming of Hitler.

        Mark Caplan

        January 15, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    • The Libertarians were saying there would be a Trumpslide way before anyone, especially if Clinton was silly enough to attack the Libertarian Party candidate.

      Robert

      January 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      • “The Libertarians were saying there would be a Trumpslide way before anyone”

        Links?

        Dan

        January 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

  2. Libs loved Russia when it was an atheistic, Marxist hellhole. Now that it is a proud, traditionalist and implicitly pro-white nation it is their worst nightmare.

    B.T.D.T.

    January 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

    • Yes, exactly.

      Roli

      January 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    • Russia is developing it’s Russian Orthodox Christian structures AND is one of the less pro-gay cultures in Europe.

      They must be punished.

      Rifleman

      January 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      • In Russian and Spanish Civil wars the churches were burn to the ground and priests slaughtered. The Catholic Church had ceased being one of the foundations of oppression. The Russian Orthodox Church is a quintessential opiate for the masses and im a future upheaval may repeat its fate of 1917.

        Yakov

        January 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    • “Implicitly pro-white”? A country that is more than 10% Muslim, and encourages immigration from places like Tajikistan? A country that wants to ally with China to break up the EU and weaken the United States is “pro-white”? Putin has the mentality of a Soviet nationalist, not a Russian nationalist. He has actively suppressed Russian nationalist groups. A pro-white nationalist would not get in a shooting match with Ukrainian nationalists, who are genetically more European than the average Russian. Russia also actively persecutes Evangelicals and Catholics. How anti-Europeans like Putin and Erdogan have managed to aquire so many fans on the alt right is an interesting question. The only difference between Iran and Russia / Turkey at this point is that Iran is not led by a single charismatic leader that gets fanboys excited.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      • The Russians don’t like the extreme religious right but do coddle Muslims as long as they’re a pain for China.

        Robert

        January 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      • Curious, how many alt righters are Pro-Erdogan? I wasn’t aware that anybody on the alt right favored him, stupid as they are.

        gothamette

        January 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      • >> Russia also actively persecutes Evangelicals and Catholics.

        Russia has always (mildly) suppressed Catholics and crazy Protestants, even when huge sectors of her population were Catholics (Poland, western Ukraine). That’s just how Russia rolls. Just gotta deal with it.

        Give it another 20 years, Ukraine will be begging to be absorbed back into Russia. What’s the alternative? A society like Sweden, Germany, Britain?

        There has always been a significant Muslim presence in Russia, and not just on her southern border fringe. One of her great cities, Kazan, located in north central Russia, was the seat of the Golden Horde and later the Kazan Khanate before Ivan the Terrible’s conquest. Kazan today is half Muslim, and these Muslims aren’t migrants. They are Tatars, fully integrated, have lived there for centuries. Russia’s Muslims had always been loyal and obedient subjects of the Tsar, and they knew that they had to take the back seat to Orthodox Christianity. That’s not going to change, as long as Russia is Russia.

        Daniel

        January 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      • The alt right doesn’t like Erdogan.

        Stormfronters and Paleocons were big into Erdogan for awhile after the Mavi Mamara or whatever it was called incident. But then they realized Turkey wasn’t going to do anything and Erdogan allied with ISIS against Syria and they lost their enthusiasm for him.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      • The EU and the US before Trump were explicitly anti-white and anti-western empires. Putin was right to attack their hegemonic stranglehold. You sound like a leftist spreading disinformation or an embittered former Russian who irrationally hates Putin. Many Russian Jews in the US reflexively hate Putin because he doesn’t want to genocide old stock Orthodox Russians the way Stalin and other USSR commissars did. They refuse to admit it though, even to themselves.

        China is a natural temporary alliance for Putin, just as Russian is a natural temporary ally for us in the war on Islam. Also agree with the comments who said that the Tajik Muslims are well integrated a patriotic part of Russia. Maybe Yakov can say some more since he employs a Tajik.

        The alt-right doesn’t love Erdogan, but they respect him as a reactionary force and aspire to his level of control and crushing their liberal enemies and seizing total power just as he seized power in Turkey. Is it really that hard to grok?

        OldTimer

        January 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      • “The alt-right doesn’t love Erdogan, but they respect him as a reactionary force and aspire to his level of control and crushing their liberal enemies and seizing total power just as he seized power in Turkey. Is it really that hard to grok?”

        I will leave it to Peter to respond to the ridiculous things you have charged him with, with respect to Putin and Russia. I’ll return to them tomorrow though when I have time. In the meantime, I would just like to respond to your point about Erdogan.

        I occasionally read a blog from Germany, which I learned about from Sailer’s blog. It was there that I picked up the European side of this. Now, I know that it’s going to be very difficult for you to understand this, but Erdogan is a really really bad guy. he created the European migrant crisis, at least the part of it that ended up in Germany and threatened Hungary and Greece.

        Of course, everybody in the alt-right is blaming the entire thing on Merkel. She certainly deserves her share of the blame. She crumbled before Erdogan presenting her with an unending flow of migrants transshipped through Turkey. It’s called weapons of mass migration.

        gothamette

        January 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      • https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/world/europe/turkey-recep-tayyip-erdogan-migrants-european-union.html

        Lion, you once said you were disappointed in some of your commenters. Here’s a confession: I absolutely despise some of the people who comment here and I say to myself why do you bother?

        gothamette

        January 15, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      • That’s a good question.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

      • Sorry if I sounded peevish. I am sometimes astounded at what I encounter on the alt-right. I shouldn’t be, but I am.

        gothamette

        January 16, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      • “Many Russian Jews in the US reflexively hate Putin because he doesn’t want to genocide old stock Orthodox Russians the way Stalin”

        Stalin was a quasi Russian nationalist. Putin is an admirer of Stalin.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 16, 2017 at 12:10 am

      • ‘Many Russian Jews in the US reflexively hate Putin because he doesn’t want to genocide old stock Orthodox Russians the way Stalin and other USSR commissars did. They refuse to admit it though, even to themselves.’

        This powerful, insightful and rational reasoning. Hard to argue with clairvoyance.

        Yakov

        January 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

    • Now that it is a proud, traditionalist and implicitly pro-white nation

      Russia isn’t implicitly pro-white, it’s explicitly pro-Russian. “White” means nothing in Russia; ask the very white Poles, Western Ukrainians, or Balts how enthusiastic they are about Russia throwing its “pro-white” weight around.

      it is their worst nightmare.

      Russia would not be a nightmare for the Left if they were smart enough not to use “P@assw0rd” for their password login credentials.

      Russia is also not relevant to American nationalist politics outside foreign policy – however well or poorly Putin governs Russia does not benefit America or strengthen nationalism here.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      • Whatever

        B.T.D.T.

        January 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    • The left can’t forgive Russia for getting rid of Communism and adopting a libertarian-lite direction.

      Robert

      January 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    • And I am for cooperation with Russia. My point is that it should be done carefully, without fanboy admiration for Putin, and an understanding that whatever foreign policy stance America takes towards Russia does not benefit or harm the progress of American nationalism.

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/russia/

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      • You speak truth, and yet I can’t help but admire any world leader who celebrates normal sexuality and won’t capitulate to the West’s infatuation with sodomy/heterophobia and in fact actively suppresses public displays of sodomy/heterophobia. Not even President Trump dares defy the GayKK.

        hard9bf

        January 16, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      • You speak truth, and yet I can’t help but admire any world leader who celebrates normal sexuality and won’t capitulate to the West’s infatuation with sodomy/heterophobia and in fact actively suppresses public displays of sodomy/heterophobia.

        Thank you.

        But opinions against homosexuality is held by most every third world and second world leader. And, as I pointed out, it also doesn’t benefit the West in anyway.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    • Cuba too. I remember getting into a huge argument with a friend (Jewish by the way) about Cuba. He said to me people have a right to be healthy and to get an education. That was always the standard Marxist line when you would point out lack of civil liberties.

      gothamette

      January 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    • Russia is not traditionalist nor implicitly pro-White. Russia is Russia.

      Which means that “Russia” is a cabal with millions of Russians under it that it could care less about (it murdered 66 million of them in the past century), which is likely in league with the Western cabal that has driven us to Marxism; whose primary enemy is Western nationalists and who will use Marxism as quickly as they will use a guise of nationalism to win.

      Western nationalists are being checkmated by Russia, beyond their ability to propagandize their way out of it. Little victories aren’t going to mean much anymore.

      The less recent action that enabled all of this was the slow intrusion of communists into the United States government, pre-WWII. That’s why I categorize even the passage of the 1965 immigration act as “relatively recent”.

      The three large relatively recent moves were these:

      1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1965

      Along with the civil rights movement and the ideologically parallel (to the Act) recent allowance of millions of Africans and Arabs into Europe, this would assure takeover / political-civic rot / complete undermining from within. Success for this means permanent success for Russia and communism against the West. Loss of identity and sociopolitical displacement is loss of the game. Communist idealists within the United States pushed this act through.

      2. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2010/01/did_communism_fake_its_own_dea.html
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoliy_Golitsyn

      The fake death of Russian communism allowed the psyop to begin in earnest that will eventually cause the total fall of the West.

      It has allowed Russia to assist the western nationalists in a brief rise, using Russia itself as a strawman antagonist power to the West that will also demand military resistance (ie: demand western resistance against nationalism). In short, no help is coming from Russia for western nationalists: ideologically or otherwise. They are being set up to fall. Nothing about communication from the compromised deep state should tell anyone anything otherwise. See the next item for verification and the likely penultimate major step.

      3. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443792/russia-donald-trump-intelligence-report-christopher-steele-russian-propaganda-disrupt

      Russia is undermining the legitimacy of the office of the president, using their long cultivated Marxist legions in this nation to set this into play as easily as pushing over the first domino in a series. They are pitting communists against nationalists in the west, and solidifying the western establishment as globalists (Trotskyists communists) who will need to fight a nationalist threat that is (not really) allied with a foreign power (them).

      This is not going to go well, given the evidence for how easily the western populists and communist legions are being manipulated into conflict, and certainly not the way that the nationalists think that it will. I’ve been working this out for years, paying attention to the discrepancy’s between the Russian nationalist propaganda and Russian action, and with material that is even beyond what I’ve written here (for more verification, seek out translations of Alexander Dugin’s material from Russian that are not official translations but something more direct from a dual language speaker – check youtube. Also, read his writing on his website).

      I used to think that “whites” were being set up to eventually win. With the recent developments, I no longer think that.

      Jon

      January 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      • So what exactly are you saying? That but for the Russian influence in provoking nationalism in the US and EU, there would otherwise be no Trotskyist backlash?

        Have you been paying any attention to what is going on in the West for the last two decades? The various nationalisms are the first real pushback against the globalist agenda. Whether it’s impetus is Russian or not is irrelevant.

        I spent a lot of time last summer reading works by Daniel Treisman and others. He is a professor at Stanford that wrote a standard biography on Vladimir Putin. According to him, Putin joined the KGB because he really liked watching the Soviet version of the James Bond movies that Russia was pumping in its theaters. The whole impression of Putin is one largely uncommitted to Communism and Soviet ideology but fiercely loyal to the people he worked with. This loyalty to immediate supervisors is why he rose in the ranks. He could be trusted. I think this loyalty is what fuels the resurgent Russian nationalism.

        Though Treisman does not draw this conclusion, there is no way to read up on the history of the fall of Communism and not come to the conclusion that Russia was looted. It is also the case that Communists lost power when the military refused to shoot at Yeltsin and his protesters. Putin was heavily influenced by the Western-influenced Russian oligarchs and their thievery. His government is structured never to allow something like that to happen again.

        The various post-Soviet economic planning reads like a nightmare: Massive inflation; austerity programs that increased hardship; whole industries shuttered; anything valuable sold for pennies on the dollar to the oligarchs and then resold to the West for massive profit. Putin ended all of that. Most of all, Putin got the boot of the state off the neck of ordinary Russians and then allowed them to breathe.

        If anything, Trump is a relief to Russia that it will not need to maintain a war footing with the US.

        I feel sorry for the Ukrainians and the Baltic states, but they need to understand that EU membership is either half of Africa moving to their nations or a protracted land-war on their own territory. Neither is worth the trouble.

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 3:34 am

    • How anti-Europeans like Putin and Erdogan have managed to aquire so many fans on the alt right is an interesting question.

      It’s not a question at all once you realize the “altright” has no idea what the hell it’s talking about.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    • “Libs loved Russia when it was an atheistic, Marxist hellhole. Now that it is a proud, traditionalist and implicitly pro-white nation it is their worst nightmare.”

      Radical leftists (outside of a handful of anarchists) loved the Soviet Union, but many liberals (JFK, Scoop Jackson, George Meany) were anti-communist.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

  3. More than likely, 2nd-tier newspaper chains like Hearst and Gannett quietly took the NYT aside and told it to shoosh up. “Fake news,” in the form of those sleazy “sponsored content” links that suggest that Melissa McCarthy died or that Maddow was fired, is a major revenue generator for any outlet below NYT on the food chain.

    The notion that your average Joe would be nuanced enough to ONLY block and report “fake news” that was 1) unflattering to Dems and 2) came from a site with no ad-network links to MSM sites, was really foolish.

    The first round of “fake news” site blacklists ignored #2 and just tried to indiscriminately tar all right-leaning outlets. But the liberal crusaders discovered to their dismay that many of the evil conservative sites use the same sponsored-content ad networks as popular 2nd-tier MSM sites.

    Fiddlesticks

    January 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  4. How is Adams not worried about being blacklisted?

    Dave

    January 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    • He has been in several ways.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    • He has been in several ways.

      Dilbert is more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      • Dilbert has been highly critical of corporate management, and has contributed to the disillusionment of the corporate worker.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      • I thought Delbert was just for fun? People actually get demoralized but it? This is stupid. Look, I have low IQ and low intelligence, no college degree, am an Orthodox Russia Jew who speaks English with an accent all of his own, but my twenty years in brokerage industry working for the largest firms on Wall Street has been great. If you work hard and find a niche where you fit, you can do very well and have tons if fun. I think only losers complain about corporate America in earnest. I’ve been out of it for 15 years, so I don’t know the current situation. I think it’s possible legal that immigration killed the IT. My niche was a premadona, who would do what nobody else wanted to touch, but I was rewarded for it. Is there still such a niche? I dunno. Because if not, I don’t know how else to make it there – I was never a PC type and I don’t genufflect, so I don’t know. I guess if these Indian quasi robots are everywhere, they would not need so much me today. But it’s not a big deal, I mean, say, you don’t like the corporate life so just do something else. Only losers complain about economic opportunities in America. Thing did get much worse for the working people in general, but you are an individual and gotta find your way regardless. So, say, plumbers in general don’t live as well as 30 years ago. But you are an individuals plumber and you can live just fine and have tons of fun and good work and family and everything that you need. Thus is what Darwin is all about. The strong survive and prosper. You gotta make yourself strong.

        Lion, again, low voltage makes money, a lot of money, you with an electrical degree can easily be a premadona without needing a lot of soft skills. You can write your ticket. If you think of getting a job, just go cold turkey on law, accounting and robots and do this.

        Yakov

        January 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      • America is one big corporate entity. Name one area of life that hasn’t been in the hands of corporatists.

        Look out for legalized prostitution.

        JS

        January 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      • Dilbert has been highly critical of corporate management, and has contributed to the disillusionment of the corporate worker.

        The real reasons why bonuses are reduced, and promotions of the competent denied was never made so beautifully.

        Only losers complain about economic opportunities in America.

        The Lion does not complain. He analyzes.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      • Yakov — How many Jews do you know are electricians?

        I’ve met many Italian guys and a few Chinese guys who own electrical companies, but not Jews.

        JS

        January 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      • In NYC, all the electricians are guidos.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      • ‘How many Jews do you know are electricians?’

        There is an obsession with Jews on this blog. Jews are this and Jews are that and how many Jews do this and how many Jew vote like that and what do these Jews eat an wear and say and marry and think. Look, Jews are very important, but this is just too much. I can understand guys like map, who are latent antisemites, but still. I mean, mates, not every discussion needs to be related to Jews. I’m getting tired of hearing about Jews all the time.

        Anyway, I, being a tradesman, know tons of Jewish electricians. There is an outlet where we go to eat after work, and there are usually a few tables full of various Jewish tradesmen eating greasy Chinese food and Jewish dishes like kugel, chulent, kishke, gefilte fish, gala, yupchick and chicken soup. And these are just the Orthodox ones. Now obviously there are more Jewish engineered, doctors, lawyers and financiers, but nothing human is foreign to the Jews. I’m low IQ and intelligence not for nothing, I have to admit that those Jewish tradesmen are very smart and I feel fortunate to be in their company and enjoy it in small doses. It’s funny, but I don’t feel they are less intelligent then the folk I’d worked with on Wall Street, I’m talking up to VP level, which is what I was, obviously the management, like AD, MD and up was brighter. There is this persisting misconception that tradesmen are dim wits. WRONG! Low status? I’d never known what it means in my whole life. What’s the hell is that? I determine my status and no one else, ever. My status is normal, not high and not low, just plain normal. I’m fact, I have no clue what anyone else thinks of my status, had never taken any interest in that and I never understood why anyone else would agonize about something like that.

        Yakov

        January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      • There is an obsession with Jews on this blog. Jews are this and Jews are that and how many Jews do this and how many Jew vote like that and what do these Jews eat an wear and say and marry and think. Look, Jews are very important, but this is just too much. I can understand guys like map, who are latent antisemites, but still. I mean, mates, not every discussion needs to be related to Jews. I’m getting tired of hearing about Jews all the time.

        You have perfectly summarized the eternal struggle involved with being Jewish.

        Moses couldn’t have put it better.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      • I too agree.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 15, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      • Yakov, enough humble bragging. You are prole by virtue of being an out of touch immigrant, but hardly a dunce. Had you been born in this country you’d probably be working a mid tier white color profession. Put the Brezhnev act away, uncle Joe is not amused.

        OldTimer

        January 15, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      • “There is an obsession with Jews on this blog.”

        It’s one of the few alt-right-adjacent blogs that isn’t antisemitic, so I can’t say it’s surprising.

        SFG

        January 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      • ‘Had you been born in this country you’d probably be working a mid tier white color profession.’

        This we cannot know, but I like to think that it’s my own free choice that chiefly accounts for my current occupation. I wouldn’t say that about programming, that I was doing by default, I cannot say that about boilers, that was my bosses idea (and what a great idea it was!), but I can’t see who made me chose HVAC except for my very own self.

        Yakov

        January 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      • Scott Adams had an absolutely astonishing interview where he was basically told by management that they could not promote him any further because he was a white man. That was the impetus for him creating Dilbert.

        http://blog.dilbert.com/post/103051174261/loser-choices

        “A few years later, still working for that large bank, my boss informed me that there wasn’t enough gender and ethnic diversity in management and so there was no hope for a white male like me to get promoted in the foreseeable future. So I looked for another job and left. I didn’t stay and fight for my rights for the simple reason that the fight was, in my opinion, unwinnable. I had a chance of winning the indoor smoking fight. I didn’t feel there was any realistic chance to win the promotion fight as long as diversity was the headline of the era.”

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 3:38 am

      • Yakov, UJ and Lion,

        I’m not an anti-semite, whatever impressions to the contrary I may give. I know a lot of Jews, grew up with them when I was kid, and have lots of Jewish friends. The Jews that I grew up with were decent people, very Americanized and never had any issues with me or I with them, except for their leftism. I have, however, received subtle and not-so-subtle stinkeyes from their parents and grandparents, many of whom did not like their kids hanging out with a gentile. Why they did not simply isolate their families in purely Jewish institutions, instead of running around in public schools and rubbing elbows with gentiles, I will never understand, but there it was. My analysis usually follows from this experience.

        The mindset of these older Jews basically divides the world into friend/enemy. I understand it, because I have a similar mindset. In the real world, however, there really aren’t only friends and enemies. There is a vast undecided middle of neutral and indifferent people who go about their business without you in mind at all. You may still be wronged by them, but it will not be intentional or malicious. This older Jewish mindset does not allow for this vast, neutral, undecided middle. It treats it as a risky thought experiment and it therefore discounts its existence. Their behavior simply responds to the presence of either friend or enemy. Since most people cannot be friends, then they must be enemies. How overt or covert your strategies are are then contingent on how hard a target this “enemy” is. If the target is soft, then, for example, an out-of-the-blue accusation of your parents being Nazis when your 11 years old is reasonable, something that to this day I still remember.

        I have a similar mindset and it is exhausting to live like this. it is also dangerous, because it turns people into enemies. Whatever the genesis of this thinking or how justified it may seem, the result is usually the same, and it does not bode well for anyone who adopts it. Re-thinking why you think like this is often necessary if you want to maintain psychological health and physical well-being.

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      • Map, fake confession.

        Yakov no

        January 16, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      • Yakov — How many Jews do you know are electricians?

        In the 1940s, 50s and 60s there were a fair amount of electricians and plumbers who were Jews. Some also worked as printers. Now, hardly any.

        Lewis Medlock

        January 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm

  5. Yes, remember a time when liberals loved Russia and hated the CIA? How that has reversed!

    No, I remember most mainstream Democrats in the 1970s and 80s being very anti-Soviet, and generously funding the CIA. I remember hippie leftists and socialists loving Russia and hating the CIA and they still do. All the Jill Stein fans and Bernie Bros I know are siding with Trump on this issue, or at least against the main stream press. Most of my friends who are normal Republicans, including career military officers, are pretty concerned about Trump’s admiration for Putin. If idiot like Jill Stein or Stephen Cohen are taking your side, you really might want to question a little bit what is going on.

    Peter Akuleyev

    January 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    • And mainstream Democrat Obama continues to execute the wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan started by Bush, as well as getting involved in new wars in Syria.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    • Yeah, I wonder what will happen in a couple of years if and when Putin shows his true colors and invades Latvia. Then where will we be? With respect to the outright being pro-putin, these guys are very stupid. What else can I say? I don’t know if you’re aware of the debacle that happened in Hungary a few years ago, where Richard Spencer waltzed in with his Russian girlfriend or wife or concubine and thought that the hungarians were going to kiss his ass. They jailed him and kicked him out. Hungary was on their shit list. Hungary was against white people!

      Fast forward to the migrant crisis and Hungary is now their favorite country and Viktor Orban is now one of their Heroes.

      One of their bright lights who goes by the name of ramzpaul actually went to live in Hungary. I don’t know if he’s stayed there. I doubt it. the language is impenetrable.

      What these guys don’t understand is that the hungarians just want to be Hungarian. They don’t want to be “white”, they want to be Hungarian.

      gothamette

      January 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      • Gothamette,

        You are taking “white” too literally.

        What we have in the example of Hungary or Russia or even China are examples of governments not actively conspiring to replace their own people with alien foreigners…which is a huge improvement over what Americans have here.

        And, remember, all the globalists see in Hungary or Russia is “white” which is why they are fighting against these nations.

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 3:44 am

      • @map,
        I don’t think the globalists want to replace the “white” race per se. But I realize that you and disagree about this. I think the globalists are very naive about what makes a civilization tick, and that their agenda is very destructive.

        gothamette

        January 16, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      • Latvia is in NATO, and I just can’t see Putin kicking off a world war for it.

        Mike Street Station

        January 16, 2017 at 11:58 am

      • I realized that Latvia is in NATO, Mike. And anticipating what some of the more rabid alt righters here will say, I don’t think that we should have prevailed upon them to join it. But they did and it is what it is.

        My concern is that Putin misjudges Trump as being some kind of stooge, which we know he is not. He makes a move based upon that miscalculation, and… Disaster.

        gothamette

        January 16, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    • >>No, I remember most mainstream Democrats in the 1970s and 80s being very anti-Soviet, and generously funding the CIA.

      That is true for the older generation of Democrats who came of age in the Depression and World War 2 (eg. Hubert Humphrey, Henry Jackson, JFK, LBJ) but the class of ’68 Democrats, mainstream and the wackier ones on the left, HATED, and still HATE traditional America. They were more than willing to give any oppressive Marxist movement their tacit and even active support and they were all convinced that the CIA was a construct of John Birch society types. Sure the likes of the Clintons and the sycophants around them were cleverer and learned how to cash in and make good in corporate America, but they still HATE Americans and now it drives them nuts that middle America 1) has a fond opinion of Putin and Russia and 2) has now become very suspicious and even hostile to government institutions such as the CIA, State Department, Treasury and IRS, because the left and their allies largely fill out these government institutions.

      So, the Russians must be evil because of white middle American support and the government institutions must be good because of white middle American suspicion and hostility.

      Daniel

      January 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      • “has a fond opinion of Putin and Russia and ”

        Don’t exaggerate. Middle America doesn’t have a fond opinion of Putin and the Russians. Neither does it want war. Only a few crack-brained alt-righters like Putin.

        gothamette

        January 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      • >>Only a few crack-brained alt-righters like Putin.

        Why this hate of Putin? What has he done against us or anybody in the west? Furthermore, I say that he is good for Russia. A constitutional Tsar would be good for Russia too. You are deluded in thinking that every culture in the world can adopt western style parliamentary democracy and make it work for the benefit of the people, without massive amounts of corruption and dysfunction. Damn, its beginning to fail in this country, and if you want to see what democracy does to less capable people just look at Brazil and Venezuela. The citizens of these two countries are being persecuted through massive incompetence and corruption by their freely elected representatives. And it will always be such. Both societies need a strongman to set things right. Putin realized that Russia needed this too and he rose to the challenge.

        Daniel

        January 16, 2017 at 12:58 am

      • I’ve decided that Putin is extremely flawed and is really not that good for Russia.

        Nevertheless, there’s nothing we can do about it. The Democrats taught me it’s wrong to try to interfere in who runs other countries. It’s the most evil act of agression.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 16, 2017 at 1:01 am

      • Putin had 16 years to show what he can do do for Russia and that with oil at $100 a barrel. He heads a corrupt clique of oligarchs that steals country’s wealth and syphones it abroad. He is a perfect partner for the US to make excellent trade deals with. Trump should be able to take full advantage of him and milk Russia the way China does. I like Russia, I’m just describing the situation from the US perspective. Every country should act in its interests.

        Yakov

        January 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

      • Putin is the most visible example of a world leader resisting the cultural assumptions of the Cathedral. For that reason he is embraced as a cultural ally by the alt-right. Most people understand cultural questions better than geopolitical questions.

        Curle

        January 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      • “Why this hate of Putin? What has he done against us or anybody in the west? ”

        I have no hate of Putin.

        Geez, there is a vast middle ground between “fanboy love of Putin” and hate. (Like ‘map’ says.)

        I just don’t trust him. That doesn’t mean I hate him, or want to go to war against him. I don’t think it’s the US’s job to defend Ukraine, or Georgia, or South Ossetia, or North Ossetia. But I think he’s a goddamn thug and I’m happy that he’s thousands of miles away.

        Where is Garr? Did we turn him off?

        gothamette

        January 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    • Time to stop with the running of foreign policy in full view of the lying MSM et al. For heaven’s sakes, take a look at what Trump has said about plans for decimating ISIS. He said “I’m not going to tell you my plans”, and heads exploded. Duh. You don’t let your enemy know your real plans and intentions. See Churchill, Winston. You don’t expose your plans to the world to get the OK from the scumbags in the media, etc. Unless you’re Obama that is.

      In the same way, you don’t expose your real intentions regarding Russia to the enemy. You mouth platitudes, and behind the scene you negotiate holding a tough line. Russia can be useful to us. You think Trump doesn’t realize that Putin is a thug? Of course he does. But Trump realizes he can be a useful thug, and that’s what matters.

      Russia is no longer the Soviet Union. The Cold War is over. The ideological war is still happening right here. And Russia is just a peripheral participant who we will swat away as required and when necessary.

      China is a different matter. Horses for courses. Lets give Trump the reins and the benefit of the doubt and tune out the negative nancies.

      gda

      January 16, 2017 at 4:41 am

  6. By tweeting his disdain for John Lewis, Trump has given all of us permission to publicly express our disdain for so-called “civl rights icons” who have presided over the collapse of black society. Black rates of murder and other criminal activity is higher now than at any period in our history. For the past fifty years blacks have killed both themselves and whites at ever rising rates that are exponentially higher than anything experienced under Jim Crow laws. And Hollywood and the media continue to cover for these miscreants.

    Epaminondas

    January 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    • Black murder rates were higher in the 90s but are much higher than under Jim Crow.

      Curle

      January 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    • John Lewis presided over a growing Atlanta district for the past 30 years.. It includes the airport (busiest in the world), Georgia Tech(premier institution in the world, and my Alma Mater) and a bustling midtown.

      Trump should have attacked Lewis for his comments differently, but he’s clearly ignorant of the district Lewis has served under.

      I think John Lewis legit did some good things, the plight of black people under Jim Crow was awful. But crack cocaine and the great society policies just compounded that right as they got some freedom. I wouldn’t belittle his civil rights work just because he’s black and complaining about Trump now.

      Also black murder rates are not rising, we’re higher than where we were in the 1960’s but far below the horrible years at the height of the crack cocaine crisis, overall they’re trending down, but going up in cities affected by the recent BLM nonsense.

      Also a similar plight is affecting white Americans now relating to drugs, so I wouldn’t get too comfortable.

      If Trump’s goal was to deflect with absurdly moronic comments he’s doing a good job. But I don’t know what’s going on anymore, I’m not so enthusiastic about Trump as I am concerned. Only relief is that it’s not Hilary and we get to stick it to the establishment.

      Kaz

      January 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      • Go to Youtube and find the Atlanta Underground video with the security guard tasing the fat black woman. As Larry Auster asked at the time, “in what sense are these humans?”

        marty

        January 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      • You could say the same about some poor whites or Latinos. It really just shows how people with poor future-time preference and poor impulse control don’t adapt well to modern society. 500 years ago they would have gotten into a few fights, learned their lesson, and been unable to gorge themselves.

        SFG

        January 15, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      • You will find few Appalachians as dysfunctional as Atlanta blacks.

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 3:49 am

  7. USSR actively supported the US anti-war movement. No one cares about that apparently. But if they were right about being anti-war, is the Russia of today right about trump?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_influence_on_the_peace_movement

    jorge

    January 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    • Russia still actively supports the US far left. Russia Today spends a lot more time talking about the dangers of fracking, US police brutality, global finance cabals and other issues dear to Nation readers than it does on the Islamic threat. The Russians are clever – supporting both US extremes to collapse the middle.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 16, 2017 at 3:40 am

    • Russia wasn’t influencing the movement. Democrats were actively collaborating with Russia.

      map

      January 16, 2017 at 3:51 am

    • The USSR opposed the military of the US and its allies. On the other hand, it supported the military of the USSR and its allies. It was never anti-war; it promoted policies that served its interests. The entire “peace movement” was a communist agenda to weaken the West.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 17, 2017 at 5:38 pm

  8. Re: The left’s response to the John Lewis brouhaha. John Lewis is a “gentleman” and “a credit to his race”. How dare you disrespect him.

    Daniel

    January 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    • Is John Lewis really a big deal to people over 50? I’ve only known him as a self-important guy with a sagging face who is praised by all for being a saintly man, even though every election cycle he makes highly vitriolic attacks against his political opponents. One of the biggest gulfs between image and behavior in contemporary America.

      Richard

      January 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm

  9. I disagree that Dilbert disillusioned anyone, unless by that word you mean opened up some eyes about the idiocy of managemsnt types. Right when the strip was first takjng off, I tried a case that was a real-life microcsm of everything Adams parodied. It involved data processing pros at a big bank, and they were all anxious to tell me how their department manager knew nothing at all about the field. I even got to put him on tge stand at trial and quuz him about IBM mainframe basics, and sure enough, he couldn’t answer a singlee question. A few months before trial, the witness I was depending on to support my client killed himself. He was the Bank’s main troubleshooter, the guy they called in the middle of the night to get the jobs to run when nobody else could. He was 44 years old with 20 years in the industry, and they were paying him $34k.

    marty

    January 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    • I dunno. I was that guy and I was making over $150,000 and that was 20 years ago. The guy was weird. If you control the system, you make fine money. This was not in NYC, because there were no such salaries here. I would pay $45,000 for an entry level programmer at that time and would raise him to $60,000 in a year and think that I had a great deal. Where was this and how long ago?

      Obviously that was the entry level guy that would pass my technical interview. Just making sure that nobody thinks that I would hire anyone at $45,000. Hardly anyone would make it, the ones that did were showered with attention, good work and money. This is how it should alway be, by the way. I still can’t beleive people take Delbert so seriously. It just a cartoon, man, take control of your life already! Your life is what you make of it. This is America in one sentence. No country in the history of the world had ever given a man so much freedom and opportunity. America is the best, never forget this!

      Yakov

      January 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      • The mainframe guy got caught in that PC fad and management bought into it.

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 3:54 am

    • I worked for many years as a headhunter for computer programmers. The big commercial and Wall street banks would never raise a programmers salary unless he compelled them too by threatening to leave. A guy like that I could do wonders for. I would call him up and say I can get you sixty thousand tomorrow. And I could. Two years later I would call him up and say I can get you 90. Management, of course, hated us, that is why they have flooded the country with H1Bs. H1Bs are indentured servants and tied to the employer who sponsors them.

      Daniel

      January 16, 2017 at 1:03 am

      • ‘The big commercial and Wall street banks would never raise a programmers salary unless he compelled them too by threatening to leave.’

        Where was that? We had raises and bonuses every year. If you were valuable, resigning would bring a better counter offer. There were tons of consultants that were worthless as employees, but would move around every six months making in the vicinity of $400-$500 a day. Those guys had an excellent deal, considering that they wouldn’t last more then 5 minutes interviewing with me.

        I remember one year there was no raise because of the terrible market, but we still got bonuses and my next raise was 20%.

        In general, if your boss doesn’t give you a raise every year, you are not valuable to him or you are no good. This is very simple. I haven’t had a year without a raise ever, except for that one time that I’d mentioned and I have low IQ and intelligence, so I don’t know what country you are talking about.

        Yakov

        January 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

  10. John Lewis, like all black Democrats, understand that white guilt is their most powerful weapon and they use it whenever deemed necessary to weaken heritage America. That Trump uses Twitter to signal that he has no white guilt, and you shouldn’t either, is a Godsend to America. Thank you Trump.

    Andrew E.

    January 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

  11. “Yes, remember a time when liberals loved Russia and hated the CIA? How that has reversed!”

    Are you kidding, Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eurasia!

    sestamibi

    January 15, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    • The standard quote is ‘Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia’, which is more apropos here, I think. Trump seems rather more fond of Eurasia. 😉

      SFG

      January 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm

  12. When it comes to Russia there is a lack of common sense understanding both on this blog and in general. Today Russia is an exporter of raw materials and weapons. That’s it. It produces nothing that is competitive on the world market. NOTHING. It’s industry has been destroyed, it’s educational system is deteriorating and is coming to resemble the western model and not the best example of it. It has a brain drain to the tune of a few hundred thousands of its brightest and most capable citizens, which would be an asset to any western country. The foreign currency earned from the exports is deposited in the European and American banks and financial instruments, it doesn’t get reinvested in Russian economy. Had America gone to nuclear war with Russia and won, it couldn’t have achieved a better outcome. I don’t know if Trump understands this, but he acts like he does.

    Yakov

    January 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    • This is what Obama understood very well. For all his other mistakes, the Obama administration foreign policy on Russia made some sense. For the last 8 years the US hasn’t taken Russia seriously as a threat, and rightfully so for the reasons you mention. That policy encouraged Putin to make a number of strategic blunders that have further weakened Russia. Russia’s annexation of Crimea really was a stupid mistake. The “democratic” pro-EU Ukrainian government that the US helped install would have collapsed under their own weight within two years because of the same corruption and incompetence that have brought down every Ukrainian government since independence. Then a pro-Russian government would have come in as heroes (and that is exactly what is happening in Moldova and Bulgaria, where Russia has played a better game). But instead of having a little patience, Putin had a temper tantrum, acquired expensive real estate that requires massive investment, and has succeeded in alienating 50% of the neighboring Ukrainian population for generations.

      Trump appears to want to throw all this away, and rebuild Russia so that we can have an ally against China. And you do have to judge Trump’s Russia policy in the context of him resetting US-China relations. Whether outright hostility towards China is a good idea, is another discussion entirely.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 16, 2017 at 3:59 am

      • Obama is an idiot. Russia is a nuclear power and it’s not in the US interests to have it brake apart. What US needs is a stable government and not to turn Russia’s population destitute, because it breads instability. Obama destabilized the region, he is an idiot. Trump, if he thinks like a normal American businessman, will make Russia into his bitch. Sell to Russian market and have Russia invest it’s proceeds in the US. The latter is happening already, now we need to do the former. US companies should get excellent deals developing Russia’s resources, while Russia gets sanctions lifted and keeps Crimea and whatever it cares if Ukraine. Win, win for the US.

        Yakov

        January 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

      • Obama is not an idiot. He is setting up a war to weaken the white nations of the world. That was his strategy toward Russia.

        And invading Ukraine was not impulsive. Crimea has the Sevastopol Naval Base, which is Russia’s only warm deep-water port in the Black Sea. Thatis the last thing they want to lose.

        map

        January 16, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      • When I say rat Obama is an idiot, it’s in the context of what US National interests are.

        Yakov

        January 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

  13. In the everyday life, you see so many professionals that are so bad. There are some fields when anyone can see it without particular knowledge : many care-takers in hospitals or sales staff in department store. Then they are field where you see abysmal incompetence because you have the knowledge : it’s my case with solicitors and other legal professionnals. So i’m always scared – for example with an installer – i can’t say if he’s fixing or destroying my boiler. Maybe there was only a joint problem and he changed a part that was well functioning, and let an old one there, and even changed something in order for the boiler to disrupt in a few months and come again. Perhaps he himself doesn’t really know what to do. Again, with the solicitor, i see so many who are completely ignorant of their supposed field, and at the same time, some of them who enjoy a golden reputation. And it happens even with famous people who all recommend for example a lawyer who is an nightmare for their interes. So one can’t be safe even with money and following others people advice …. I have a boiler obsession because i often dream it will explode during the night.

    My dad and grand-dad were able to repare everything, from car, to electrical even computer, i’m so stupid not to have learnt from them.

    Bruno from Paris

    January 16, 2017 at 2:27 am

    • Mate, boilers have pressure, temperature and water level safety controls. If the controls are working, nothing can blow up. What boiler do you have over there in France? Post a clear picture, if you can’t sleep at night, and I’m gonna tell you what I think. Also, boilers are simple and you can read a good homeowners guide to your type of boilers and feel pretty confident of what the thing is doing. Need more info though.

      Yakov

      January 16, 2017 at 10:16 am

      • In fact, just gimme the Manufacturer name and model number and I’ll look it up on line for you.

        Yakov

        January 16, 2017 at 10:24 am

    • Lawyers used to come from the top 2-3 % of the population back when the bar assoc could control #s of law school graduates. That all changed in the 70s and now you have toilet bowl programs for all the professions.

      Curle

      January 16, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  14. Last week I was listening to one of the scumbag left-wing late night TV talkshow hosts, Stephen Colbert I think, and he brought up the subject of fake news and declared the term be henceforth dropped because it no longer served a valid function. What irked him obviously (and picking up on Lion’s point) was that Trump had turned the tables on the MSM and was using that very term to go after CNN. Brilliantly played by master tactician Trump. On a different note, a request to Lion for his views on Milo Yianopolous.

    Roli

    January 16, 2017 at 3:33 am


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