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Advice for Republicans from Willis L. Krumholz

Great advice for Republicans:

Stop treating the media like something other than Democrats looking to obscure the truth, promote their party line, and embarrass you and everything you believe in. Interrupt. Argue. Set the agenda. Be dogged, just like Trump.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

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  1. Britain is the one interfering in our elections, obviously.

    All of this crap involves Britain. Will Trump please finally tweet out all of the evidence of *British* interference in our elections?

    I frankly think we ought to sanction and expel a bunch of British diplomats.

    On the one hand it is absolutely maddening that the deep state is so profoundly arranged in the service of the Democratic party.

    On the other hand, the ultimate comeuppance is coming to the left and globalists in my opinion and it is unstoppable. Specifically, the demographic changes coming (namely the decline of global IQ due to HBD+fertility differences) will bring about a global decline that will only gain momentum over time.

    The Trump era will likely be remembered in long hindsight as a high point of civilization as people of the future look upward from down below.

    Virtually 100% of global invention and wealth generation and wealth accumulation comes from the ethnic groups that are poorly replacing themselves. Meanwhile, virtually 0% of global invention and wealth generation and wealth accumulation comes from groups with higher fertility. It is a slow moving crash of the Titanic into an iceberg. Although the music is still playing on the deck, the catastrophe is now unavoidable.

    This is a massive tidal wave that seems certain to break the back of the global economy at some point. The religion of the left is a religion of progress but that religion will be broken like a butterfly on the wheel of decline.

    Growth is barreling ahead at 4%. That converts to a 50x growth rate per century. This is an unbelievably golden era we now occupy, and yet precious few get that. Real decline seems unimaginable, let alone the coming decline that spans centuries. But it must come, because the peoples that accumulate no wealth and build nothing and invent nothing are utterly replacing the builders and accumulators as a share of worldwide population. From that context, the modern era cap-stoned by the Trump presidency becomes, in retrospect, the glory days of world history, of civilization itself.

    Democrats, the media, deep state etc. have the special distinction of screaming hysterically against the greatest peak history will ever attain. By the end of my lifetime (I am in my late 30s so I am talking 40 years hence) I believe the peak will be well in the rear-view mirror. How can it be otherwise when peoples that accumulate no wealth and build nothing become 80 or 90 percent of global population?

    Dan

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

    • The left goes all in on socialism, open borders, LGBTQIABCDEF, against police, against the worlds best religions in favor of its worst at the time of the global peak. In some, it stands against many parts of civilization at once. The comeuppance of nature builds so gradually as to be imperceptible but how is it avoidable? The reining leftist ideology is as utterly at odds with human nature as Communism was. Communism was not destroyed by Reagan or the West. We didn’t beat Communism. Instead, Communism was bludgeoned to death by Nature itself, crushed by the fact that it doesn’t work. Likewise, ;eftist ideology and the societies infected by it will be bludgeoned mercilessly by Nature for as long as it takes decades… centuries… The patience of Nature is infinite.

      Dan

      July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Well said. The media (and others, of course) have gone completely insane. At least, that’s how it seems to this senior citizen living in Canada. Today’s crazy special: the new diagnosis for crazy leftists upset over Trump: Trump Anxiety Syndrome.

        Meanwhile, the PM of Canada is one the insane. The number of insane leaders may be starting to decline. The former Communist countries and Trump are signs of a corrective. But anyone thinking the left will go quietly is very wrong.

        That includes the media, paid up members of the regressive left. Dan is right that they’ll definitely fail in the long run. We can hope, but they’ll hang on to the bitter end.

        Frau Katze

        July 31, 2018 at EDT am

  2. I know next to nothing about political strategizing, but the ideas in this article appeal to me at an emotional level. Btw news out this morning, India will try stripping 4 million people living in the country of citizenship, almost all of whom are Muslims. Imagine the outcry if a European country tried doing anything remotely similar.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-asia-india-45002549

    Roli

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. You don’t win a Thunderdome style fight to the death by playing according to Marquess of Queensbury rules.

    Oswald Spengler

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. FYI, Trump’s summit with North Korea was a huge success:

    https://www.38north.org/2018/07/sohae072318/

    https://www.npr.org/2018/07/27/632221826/opinion-u-s-and-north-korea-have-made-progress-heres-what-they-need-to-keep-it-u

    You won’t hear this from the mainstream media or NeverTrump critics like Ben Shapiro.

    Dan

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. New Topic:

    Would be interested to know what Lion thinks about evangelical finance guru Dave Ramsey.

    Lion and Dave would probably agree on some topics, e.g., that most colleges and majors are a massive waste of money.

    And who can disagree with Ramsey’s core point: Pay off debt as fast as you can, so that your future, higher income belongs to you and not a bank.

    But Lion may be put off by Dave Ramsey’s hillbilly view of life, which includes a total rejection of prestige for the sake of prestige.

    A sample clip:

    JA

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

    • My mom was against student debt and mortgages. I worked for a real estate guy (couldn’t call him a mogul, but he was rich) who was also against mortgages. Thought people should rent until they could pay cash for homes.

      gothamette

      July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Thought people should rent until they could pay cash for homes.”

        That doesn’t work. Mortgages are forced savings because people lack the willpower.

        Dan

        July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • That’s one way to look at it.

        gothamette

        July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • Did he use commercial mortgages to buy real estate?

        Magnavox

        July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • Of course he did. He did one thing & sold another. He wasn’t ((())), BTW.

        gothamette

        July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • We were taught in high school social studies class that it was the creation of Fannie Mae as part of FDR’s New Deal that made mass home ownership possible; that before that, home ownership was confined to the rich because banks would never take on the risk of a 30-year loan, without which middle-class people couldn’t afford to buy. I don’t know if that’s true or propaganda, but it’s what we were taught.

        Hermes

        July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • “Thought people should rent until they could pay cash for homes.”

        That only works if nearly everyone in a given society adheres to that principle. Otherwise, borrowers can always outbid thrifty savers because they have access to both current savings and their next 15 to 40 years of earnings.

        hard9bf

        July 31, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Jesus, does everything on this site turn into some “what’s good for society” sob story? What the hell are you guys, altruists?

        I’m telling you what a property shark recommended, not f’ing Mother Theresa.

        gothamette

        July 31, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. Twitter and other internet platforms have given conservatives and Trump a way to talk directly to the people, but the Democrats and other lefties around the world are working to limit those platforms, their excuse being the need to stop “fake news” and “hate speech.”

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/07/30/twitter-hires-academics-monitor-healthand-combat-hate-speech/

    Gozo

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

    • You bet they are.

      Many forces opposed to regressive left operate from Youtube. The company appears to be more friendly to the left.

      In the UK, the establishment sees a potential problem: the pesky UKIP party (thought to be finished after the referendum on leaving the EU) has made a comeback after a few Youtubers decided to join it. This was followed by an influx of average citizens.

      To head off these irritants, the current Tory government (supposedly carrying out Brexit but actually opposed to it and watering it down as much as possible) is creating new rules on who may and may not stand for election. This is aimed at people like the perhaps best known new UKIP member, Sargon of Akkad (Carl Benjamin).

      The fight against the upstarts is everywhere in the West now,

      Frau Katze

      July 31, 2018 at EDT am

  7. Oh come on. If media are just partisan Democrats, then why did the media write endless stories based on Republican opposition research funded by Steve Bannon, the Clinton Cash book? All these stories sort of followed the template: we investigated this claim from the Clinton Cash book. We found nothing inappropriate done by the Clintons in this case, but this investigation raises more questions. (Wrong, the investigation answered a question raised by the Clinton Cash book.)

    The Clinton Cash book was just a political hit piece. The main stream media spent months investigating its claims and came up with nothing, but they were unwilling to admit that.

    MikeCA

    July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

    • They didn’t. Clinton Cash was one book. The major media never subjected the Clintons to any sort of scrutiny.

      gothamette

      July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Money sure dried up once she lost power which is highly incongruent with a charity which isn’t pay-for-play.

      Curle

      July 30, 2018 at EDT pm

    • My recollection is that the media were minimally critical of Clinton except when they felt they had no choice. Meanwhile, they were intensely anti-Trump. Even in “neutral” stories, they would use unnecessarily opinionated language to demonstrate disapproval. This is still going on now.

      Perturabo

      July 31, 2018 at EDT am

    • I’m not an American but my observation is that the New York Times became an arm of the Democrat Party after Trump won. They see it as an almost religious crusade: the forces for good are behind them and they’ll do whatever it takes.

      The editorial section of the Wall Street Journal aren’t particularly fond of Trump. But their goal is more straightforward: try to get Trump to do what they consider sound economics: lower taxes, get rid of Obamacare and so on. They’ll work with him if they must.

      All Canadian news outlets (including tax-payer subsidized CBC) take the NYT approach. The UK and Australian news outlets seem similar.

      Frau Katze

      July 31, 2018 at EDT am

    • Democrats have political rivalries among themselves.

      Obama didn’t want Hillary to be his successor. Valerie Jarrett likely released the email scandal story as a way to cripple her, and another Democrat was supposed to win the nomination.

      It didn’t work, but until Obama decided to accept Hillary, the media was happy to do his dirty work. In fact, Hillary was shocked by how much favorable coverage Obama was getting against her in 2008.

      But the MSM is just an arm of the Democrats. The DNC emails showed that they run their stories through them first before publishing them.

      Sid

      July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • The DNC emails showed that they run their stories through them first before publishing them.

        No matter which channel you switch to (except Fox), they all regurgitate the same propaganda: same talking points, keywords or phrases.

        me

        July 31, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Spot on. I remember Rush Limbaugh in the 2000s playing clips of numerous TV commentators describing a particular speech as “muscular.”

        It could be inferred that the MSM coordinated within itself. It was also evident for decades that the MSM was biased in favor of Democrats… but the DNC emails demonstrated that they’re not “biased.” Biased implies that someone’s judgement is weighted to one side, but they’re not part of one side.

        No, the MSM are shills for the Democratic Party. You should take their words as if they’re a Democratic Party press releases.

        Sid

        August 1, 2018 at EDT am

  8. ResetEra says that Mueller is about to take down Trump.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 31, 2018 at EDT am

  9. You all want to notice something?

    How quiet has everything been in the Middle East.

    It is so quiet, that Israel is loosening up its concealed carry laws. It used to be you had to be in the reserves to carry concealed. They have now removed that requirement.

    Why?

    They are waiting for the other show to drop. It is that quiet.

    Why is it so quiet? The Deep State has been disrupted. CIA and MI6 is so distracted by Trump, by the arrests of all of those Saudi billionaires, by the removal of the Iran Deal, by the defunding of ISIS that they have no time to continue manufacturing conflict in the Mideast.

    It really is astonishing.

    map

    July 31, 2018 at EDT am

    • This comment is really really dumb. They’ve been mowing down palestians like mad over the last few months. And there have been actual periods of calm that don’t coincide with a supposedly distracted american deep state.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Gaza_border_protests

      Magnavox

      July 31, 2018 at EDT am

      • And that’s the best they can muster? Throwing rocks?

        map

        August 2, 2018 at EDT am

  10. The Republicans have become the new Anti-American party. We have the Democrats trying to destroy the US from inside and the Republicans happy to conspire with a foreign power to destroy us from the outside. Is Krumholz an idiot or just craven?

    Peter Akuleyev

    July 31, 2018 at EDT am

  11. If Trump were proposing actual reforms and regulations for the media that would be great. But all Trump does is make accusations against the media, most of which are baseless. He is riling up his dumb dumb base while smart people see that he’s drawing extra attention to his outrageous and compulsive lying and making himself look impotent and pathetic.

    Magnavox

    July 31, 2018 at EDT am

  12. I’m surprised that Lion is praising an article written by a non-Ivy.

    Mike Street Station

    July 31, 2018 at EDT am

  13. Great article. BTW, NYT publisher A. G. Sulzberger met with President Trump recently and said:

    I told him that although the phrase ‘fake news’ is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists ‘the enemy of the people,’” Sulzberger continued. “I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”

    This is particularly true overseas, Sulzberger said, where governments are using Trump’s words as a pretext to crack down on journalists. He said he warned the president that his attacks were “putting lives at risk” and “undermining the democratic ideals of our nation.”

    Got that? Trump replied:

    When the media – driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome – reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news…

    ….

    The Krumholz areticle gets it right.

    Black Death

    July 31, 2018 at EDT am


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