Lion of the Blogosphere

Unfortunately, Bernie is NOT a communist

People say, “Omg! Bernie is a COMMUNIST!”

I would be very happy if that were true. As I pointed out back in 2015, Russian communists were actually a lot more conservative than modern-day liberals:

Even though Russia was controlled by communists for more than 70 years, and non-communist-approved media was banned, Russians today are much more conservative on issues like gender roles, race, the environment, and the willingness to use military force to achieve national objectives, than Western liberals.

We could sure use one of those old-school Russian communists for President.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 30, 2020 at 9:27 AM

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  1. That’s a Hajnal line thing.

    JayMan

    January 30, 2020 at 10:08 AM

  2. The Bolsheviks started out being recognizably leftist on all these topics. Abolition of the family, women’s liberation, all that. Some of their very first moves in 1917-1918 were in this direction. They began to shift to the right primarily under Stalin. The Communist true believers have always been for all this stuff, it’s just the cynical powermongers that are prepared to discard it if it suits them.

    It’s sometimes forgotten that Lenin had his first stroke before the Russian Civil War was even over; he was never the same and died less than 2 years later. So we never really got to see what Lenin and Trotsky might have pulled with unlimited power. It would perhaps have been better than what Stalin did, but almost certainly crazier.

    Wency

    January 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    • Russia at the dawn of the 20th century was already woke and very much like the USA in the period running up to 2015/2016 a land of enormous potential but also immense despair. It had mass poverty, endless wars, free trade, high crime, social dysfunction, personal indebtedness, and weak rulers. The idle rich in Russia also embraced free love, extramarital affairs, bastard children, and homosexuality including the royals. This all culminated in Bloody Sunday a massacre of peaceful petitioners demanding dignity, prosperity, reform, and representation in public affairs.

      Once free speech, political parties, and the duma (parliament/congress) were legalized the radical press loved highlighting the degeneracy of the upper classes as a way to attack, muckrake, weaken, discredit, and delegitimize everything. They were constantly trying to incite riots even when no social discord existed after the Russian Revolution of 1905. The Great War was their chance to bring down the system, change the world, and win the soul of Russia forever. Russia should have been neutral during WW1 but if Russia had to pick a side they should have supported the Central Powers. In Trump I see shades of Lenin in the sense that both are wealthy, well bred, love politics, castigate opponents, and are purveyors of destruction like bulls in a china shop.

      redarmyvodka

      February 2, 2020 at 4:42 AM

      • Re: Russia and the Central Powers
        I read Pipes and McMeekin’s books on the Russian Revolution. One thing I was struck by is that the British were unreservedly pleased with the February Revolution. They were not at all troubled by the overthrow of the monarch who was supposedly their ally.

        I’m reminded of the likes of Thomas Jefferson, so pleased at the overthrow of Louis XVI, who had done more than anyone else to secure America’s independence.

        The League of the Three Emperors was the natural alliance at the time, but the three imperial houses were still caught up in medieval thinking about who controlled Bosnia instead of recognizing the 20th century reality that their most important enemies were internal. With a bit of vision, this ought to have been obvious by 1848. To be oblivious to it after 1905 seems like willful stupidity.

        Wency

        February 3, 2020 at 2:59 PM

  3. To be fair, Bernie is the least “woke” of the Dems, even less than Biden.

    Originally Russian Communists were very “woke” but Stalin killed the left wing of the Party and turned it into a more nationalist vision of Communism. Putin is essentially a direct inheritor of the Stalinist national greatness ideology, just more realistic about the role private enterprise needs to play. Not sure what you mean by conservative on “willingness to use military force”. Russian leaders are at least as enthusiastic about deploying their military as the US. However, the Russian people are not as brainwashed with “support the Troops!” propaganda as Americans, probably because history has taught them to be very cynical about Russian military adventures abroad, and most Russian males have actually served in the military and know how corrupt it is. (Just as the Greatest Generation was a lot more cynical about the American military than Boomers are).

    Peter Akuleyev

    January 30, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    • To be fair, Bernie is the least “woke” of the Dems, even less than Biden.

      That distinction is rapidly fading if not already meaningless. Ever checked out his Twitter feed? It’s rife with mentions of racial justice, homophobia, and all the SJWisms you’d expect from any other liberal candidate. Yeah, I know he doesn’t write all those tweets personally, but for all practical purposes he’d take all the same woke SJW positions as any other left-wing candidate.

      Hermes

      January 30, 2020 at 12:13 PM

      • There is a point to be made that, reading between the lines, one candidate or another might not really believe in this stuff, just viewing it as insanity he has to spout to win the primary. I think Lion tried to make this point about Biden at one time.

        I’m with you though. It’s probably best to model ALL politicians facing a competitive election as cynical pragmatists who say whatever they think they must in order to get elected. Their words tell you what they believe their base demands, who they owe a favor to. Now, a skilled politician can betray his base once or twice and get away with it by reaching a new base, or villainizing his enemies as being even worse. And he might misread his base and pivot when he learns they want something different, or they don’t care as much about some issue as he thought he did.

        But in general, assume politicians will attempt to please those who put them in power and won’t care very much about pleasing those who didn’t.

        Wency

        January 31, 2020 at 10:06 AM

      • I think it’s important to remember that the progression of liberalism is always toward more liberalism. Remember how Lawrence Auster used to talk about how first principles are what matter, and if one’s first principles are liberal, one’s liberalism will keep steamrolling any non-liberal “unprincipled exceptions” one holds. Can you imagine Bernie winning the election and then reversing himself and saying “you know what, never mind all that trans crap, I’m going to fight for the interests of working class people and they don’t care about that stuff.” No, because he really believes it now. Thinking of him as some kind of more “realistic, practical” liberal who doesn’t really this more “extreme, woke” stuff but is just saying it to get elected is the wrong way of looking at it. The right way is that he was a kind of naive liberal who. living in the bubble of Vermont, wasn’t up-to-date on the latest developments in liberalism. Well, now he’s been updated. He now sees how commitment to liberal first principles requires all these “woke” positions, and now he believes in them.

        Hermes

        February 2, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    • The Russian Social Democratic Labor party which later morphed into the communist party was very left wing. It was founded at the dawn of the 20th century from 1898-1900. It then became a major force in Russian politics in 1905 dominating the major cities and having power in the duma. They took executive power in 1917 and for the first time in history one political party accumulated all power legislative, executive, and judicial while also seizing all industry, commerce, wealth, and influence. There was no major difference between Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin. Their conflicts were based around personal power not ideology, conquest, strategy, and tactics. The entire ruling elite and management body of the Soviet government was pro-Trotsky. Perhaps the only difference was that the system under Stalin was much stronger than what Lenin and Trotsky worked with although Stalin was not in full control until years/decades later. Stalin was also more brutish, thuggish, cunning, and gave off a ruthless killer vibe while Trotsky was more sophisticated, cultured, heroic, and charismatic. Trotsky’s agenda basically continued under Stalin who usurped the throne from him though the latter bungled and failed a lot as well. Had Trotsky ruled the Soviet Union as Lenin intended the USSR would still be intact today and likely would have gone much farther at a fraction of the cost as well.

      The conflict between Trotsky and Stalin is identical to the modern fight between Gulen and Erdogan complete with fake plots designed to create legal pretexts to purge the state administration, economic institutions, secret police, military leadership, intelligence services, party structures, federal judiciary, etc. Unlike Trotsky Gulen resides in a mountain fortress and mansion in the United States under the protection of the CIA, FBI, state police, local police, and his own private security. He has a state of the art security system and apache helicopter gunships patrol his estate grounds from above searching for intruders. A Turkish special ops team in complete high tech ninja regalia attempted to break into Gulden’s estate but were detected a gun battle ensued but the assassins escaped.

      Trotsky has a lot in common with Putin. Both began their rise to power not in Moscow but Petersburg. Putin is the direct successor of Lenin and Trotsky complete with KGB mega millions which enabled him and his allies to reconquer power. Russia in general struggles with succession. Nobody expected Stalin to succeed Lenin likewise nobody expected Khrushchev to succeed Stalin, and nobody expected Putin to succeed Yelstin. Putin is wise to weaken, declaw, defang, and neuter the system while ensuring his own subordinates, allies, loyalists, and appointees dominate the institutions of power. He also wants to empower the regions and the legislature at the expense of the executive branch and central government ensuring a smooth transition and fresh start for Russia.

      redarmyvodka

      February 2, 2020 at 2:02 AM

  4. What a ridiculous argument. You’re buying into the liberal definition of conservatism as racism, homophobia, etc. Russia is not a Western country and its culture cannot be compared directly to America. It was a different time when Soviets were in power and has been pointed out before, back then, even Western leftists held views which today would be considered “racist,” “sexist,” and “homophobic.”

    I just checked out the website of the Communist Party USA. It’s rife with condemnations of “racism,” “sexism,” and “homophobia” and calls for “racial equality,” “gender equality,” nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, etc. Go see for yourself.

    Hermes

    January 30, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    • In the early/mid 20th century, the CPUSA was one of the few organizations willing to help out the black man. And Angela Davis was twice its vice-presidential candidate. I don’t think their anti-racism platform is a bunch of old Communists trying to be trendy.

      Anthony

      January 31, 2020 at 2:01 PM

      • I’m certain that wasn’t out of the goodness of their hearts or because they wanted to heal racial tensions.

        In private they called the black man worse names than his white countrymen did. Book it.

        gda53

        January 31, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    • Russia was an enlightenment power & the world’s largest capitalist country.

      No such thing as the “west” existed until after WW2 just warring Europeans.

      https://eradica.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/old-and-new-gods/

      redarmyvodka

      February 2, 2020 at 2:14 AM

  5. There is only one issue in American life – race. As Auster would have said, shall these quasi-humans known as African-Americans dominate simply because they’re large and physically intimidating? We have seen that Bernie has no answer to this problem.

    Vipltd

    January 30, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    • The fact that Bernie moved in his twenties from Brooklyn to the whitest state in the Union suggests that at some level he gets it. He probably is too lefty too act on those feelings but I suspect deep down he knows.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 30, 2020 at 4:03 PM

      • Yeah, he moved back when Brooklyn sucked, before it became a cool and hipster place.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 30, 2020 at 4:10 PM

      • There is absolutely zero reason to think that he gets it any more than there is to think that all the SWPLs living in whitopias get it. Absolutely all the rhetoric coming out of his campaign and his own mouth is 100% party line woke SJW cultural left-wing crap.

        Hermes

        January 30, 2020 at 4:51 PM

  6. I trust some level of Bernie to be less woke, the Bernie that calls to make jobs for the American nation and decries open borders as a Koch Brothers plot. That’s the Bernie that gets glowing articles from the WSJ and muted defense from Tucker on Fox. The problem is that the other Bernie is an old, frail man who can be bullied into submission by a couple blacks screaming.

    They don’t make Reds like they used to.

    Monsieur le Baron

    January 30, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    • For crying out loud, what has to happen, how much more time has to pass, for people to stop trying to give Bernie Sanders credit for that one Vox interview in 2015? That Bernie you are talking about doesn’t exist. He’s a figment of your imagination. Ever since that one interview, he has been totally 100% on board with every aspect of woke SJWism. Check out his campaign website yourself. It’s all there: abolishing ICE, accepting “climate refugees,” LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, Muslim rights, combatting “racism”… he even wants to use the tax revenues from legalizing marijuana to give government grants to blacks to subsidize black-run marijuana businesses in order to atone for the alleged racism of marijuana criminalization! Plus all the Bernie Bros in my Twitter feed are constantly praising him for having been on board with gay rights before it was popular, marching for civil rights in the sixties, etc. Wake up and stop promoting this ridiculous idea that Bernie is one of the “good ones.”

      Hermes

      January 30, 2020 at 4:59 PM

      • Bernie has the right enemies. He makes the more corporate, feminized SJWs sweat, and that’s enough to endear him to many conservatives.

        Olaf

        January 30, 2020 at 8:27 PM

      • Right. Bernie changed his immigration positions to match the Democratic Party. By the time he was debating Hillary Clinton in 2016, his positions were identical to hers.

        Mike Street Station

        January 31, 2020 at 6:03 AM

  7. It’s a messed up world when I read you saying “I wish the president was a communist” and I find myself thinking “wow, that’s the most right-wing thing I’ve ever heard Lion say”.

    In the French elections the Communist Jean-Luc Mélenchon was the only other leader apart from Le Pen to speak out against free movement in the EU, if you recall

    prolier than thou

    January 30, 2020 at 6:21 PM

  8. Bernie is a Bolshevik and he believes in all of the platforms of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Yes, the “woke” lefty you see today is nothing more than a Bolshevik and the Bolsheviks subscribed to all of the “social justice” nonsense you see today. The Bolsheviks even invented racism.

    The key difference is Stalin.

    Stalin woke up one day and saw what was running Russia. When Lenin died, he triangulated against Trotsky and Bukharin by taking the center position between the two. This first eliminated Trotsky on the Left (and, later, a complete elimination by having Trotsky assassinated) and then Bukharin on the Right. Stalin then began what was really Russia’s second civil war…the elimination of the Bolsheviks. That is essentially why the Soviet Police State was created. Stalin needed to get rid of the kind of negative influences that were permeating the Weimar Republic while exporting this same weaponized Bolshevism to other countries, so that other nations could not take advantage of Russia’s weakened state. Stalin’s exporting of Bolshevism was also the catalyst that started WWII, since Stalin wanted to use the weakened state of the European powers to eventually mount an invasion of Europe.

    So, yes, communism was definitely much more nationalistic and preserving of the Russian people and the Russian culture than even modern liberalism. This, however, is not inherent to communism at all. It is due solely to the Stalinist influence, which eliminated the nation-destroying aspects of both Marxism and Bolshevism.

    map

    January 30, 2020 at 10:10 PM

    • And then there is this:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bolshevism

      Maybe this is what Lion is looking for?

      Yakov

      January 31, 2020 at 12:02 AM

    • Excellent analysis. And, dead on.

      Curle

      January 31, 2020 at 12:39 AM

    • Almost all self-proclaimed Communist countries followed the Stalinist nationalist model – China under Mao, North Korea under the Kims, even Cuba to some extent. It is probably telling that in no country has a truly “woke” socialism ever succeeded long term. Sweden probably comes closest, but even there the economic pressure to move towards the free market proved very strong. Basically you can’t afford a woke utopia without a dynamic free market to pay for it.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 31, 2020 at 7:57 AM

    • I concur with the “Stalin crushed Bolshevik social liberalism” thesis, as I posted above, but to say Stalin was focused on exporting Communism or conquering Europe doesn’t seem accurate at all. He pioneered “socialism in one country”, dropping the push for “world revolution” that Lenin and Trotsky strongly favored.
      The mood of cross-border proselytization was entirely different in the Lenin/Trotsky years. It was under their influence and example that you had some temporarily successful Communist uprisings in central Europe.

      I would say Bolshevism was a key cause of WW2, but the line of causation clearly goes through Lenin/Trotsky and the Bavarian Soviet Republic, and the fear this generated on the German right.

      From everything Stalin did, I would say his focus was on, first, consolidating his own power and second, building a USSR that was powerful and self-sufficient enough to resist outside influence. There is very little to suggest he had the megalomaniacal dreams of conquest that Hitler did; the conquests he did make were to increase the buffer between the Russian heartland and possible threats to the West, thus cementing the security of his own rule. When his first set of conquests proved to be insufficient, he extended it even further by creating the Warsaw Pact satellite states.

      None of this is to defend Stalin, but to explain him.

      Wency

      January 31, 2020 at 9:23 AM

      • Stalin was a practitioner of the “lets you and him fight” philosophy that he used with Bukharin and Trotsky. He seeded Bolsheviks all over the governments of Britain, France and Germany and then allied with Hitler to fuel Germany’s war machine.

        Stalin intended the war to soften Europe up for invasion. Hitler got wind of what Stalin was doing and launched Operation: Barbarossa.

        map

        January 31, 2020 at 7:34 PM

      • Wency is mostly correct and has a surprisingly balanced view of history. Stalin was too cautious to risk conflict. The man basically opposed the October Revolution. The Nazis also despised communism and were acting as proxies for world capital. Suggesting otherwise is just rightist/nationalist propaganda. Plus in the event of a USSR first strike the United States would cease supporting the Soviet Union which was unwise because FDR was the only major world leader who liked communism. If anyone sought conflict it was America who wanted to weaken Europe and use a powerful Russia modernized with the latest industry/technology and armed to the teeth with state of the art weapons as a check against Germany. America against Europe, America against Germany, and America against the British, as well as the American desire to take all their lands, colonies, dominions, and markets was a major driver of WW2 almost as much as Nazi Germany.

        redarmyvodka

        February 2, 2020 at 5:11 AM

    • don’t forget that Marx was mostly conservative outside of economics

      Pierre

      February 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    • Russia then and now is dominated by three major groups. The majority of Russians are rightists/nationalists who stand for poverty, squalor, ignorance, and superstition. Meanwhile the other half are bourgeois (middle class) standing for weakness, crime, disorder, and danger. Only Marxist-Leninists who dominate the top of Russian society stand for the right things and were ahead of the curve by years/decades. The Russian Revolution itself was a continuation of the French Revolution. The Jacobin project was realized in Russia NOT France. There can be no revolution without terror and fear is the foundation of any order. Soviet Russia under Trotsky was ruled with an iron fist with repression, fear, and massive violence which surpassed any Tsar. It’s called Jew Bolshevism for a reason because Trotsky was the soul of the revolution. Stalin was a dedicated communist but also a betrayer whose personal insecurities and weaknesses fatally crippled the USSR. If communism solved the contradictions of old Russia it introduced new ones like the conflict between Trotsky and Stalin. I’d highly recommend Netflix’s Trotsky series which was imported from Russia.

      redarmyvodka

      February 2, 2020 at 2:50 AM

  9. To paraphrase Ween, “Many flavors of the commie rainbow.”

    destructure

    January 30, 2020 at 11:46 PM

  10. When I studied the Russian language in college, my teacher, a former Russian communist, said that the entire history of Russia was one continuous thread and could easily be discussed with no mention of communism. She said that Stalin was just another cruel (but rather effective) tsar. She also said something I’ve never forgotten – “It’s a cruel land, soaked in blood.”

    Black Death

    January 31, 2020 at 9:59 AM

  11. Hey Lion, how about a nice post about proles? It can be a slice of life or something.

    For example, I was at Vons and saw 4 types of proles.

    -Black prole: hostile, unkempt, intimidating in every movement simply by nature. One glance away from going nuts.

    -Mexican prole: squat and all around dumb looking. Not quite hostile looking (yet).

    -Asian prole: reserved, soft-spoken and somewhat weary. Totally American-ized and shades of the ole white proles from the past.

    -Crushed female prole: the fragile souls like female cashiers who are somewhat more intelligent and sensitive than the garden variety prole. don’t like being prole.

    Often (not always) proles have a “beefy” physicality to them. Totally unrefined.

    fakeemail

    January 31, 2020 at 2:18 PM

    • I could go to Flushing to look at Asian proles, but with the Wuhancoronavirus out there, maybe I shouldn’t.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 31, 2020 at 3:29 PM

      • Lion,
        If you or any other poster can post a reliable quiz on “How much prole are you?”, Might be quite helpful. I would love to take that quiz. But considering that I shop quite a bit at Walmart, and almost never at farmers market, I think I already know the answer – probably over 90% prole.

        mpt

        January 31, 2020 at 3:56 PM

      • It depends on what you buy there. Toilet paper, garden supplies, stuff like that, not prole. Clothes, yes prole.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 31, 2020 at 3:58 PM

      • Lion,
        Funny!! I have never bought clothes in Walmart, even when I was a poor grad student. Yes its household supplies (and some grocery items).

        Nevertheless, based on JS aka youknowwhoisitagain’s status markers, I suspect me along with half the posters on this blog will be proles!!

        You really should create that survey 🙂

        mpt

        January 31, 2020 at 11:04 PM

      • Charles Murray is a political / social scientist who made a quiz kind of like that. It was mentioned on this blog several years ago. Leon forgot about it because he’s suffering early onset dementia. Well, maybe not that early since he’s kind of old. Regardless, this quiz probably won’t apply to you because you’re foreign.

        https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/do-you-live-in-a-bubble-a-quiz-2

        destructure

        February 1, 2020 at 12:46 AM

      • Because I’ve been able to learn Japanese vocabulary, I at least know I’m not going senile (which affects ability to make new memories). Although I probably would have been a lot better at it when I was younger.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 1, 2020 at 11:12 AM

      • There’s a video channel called ActionKid, hosted and narrated by a very parole looking Chinese guy (in the older videos you don’t see him at all, but in more recent ones he often shows his face). He makes “walking” videos of NYC neighbourhoods. I agree with fakeemail’s description of parole Chinese as being soft spoken, they’re also nerdy, attributes which don’t sound particularly parole. What clinches their parole status though is a beta personality, coupled with (weirdly for Asians) a lack of ambition.

        Roli

        February 1, 2020 at 6:02 AM

      • Paul Fussell had one reproduced here. https://washingtonmonthly.com/2012/05/25/whats-your-social-class/
        It’s outdated because it’s from a book here wrote in 1983, but there you go.

        ujkf99

        February 1, 2020 at 9:41 AM

      • Wall-to-wall carpet has definitely gone lower class since the 1980s.

        Also, totally disagree about paintings by family members being low class. Didn’t Jamie Johnson’s dad in the movie “Born Rich” paint? You can’t get higher class than Jamie Johnson Sr.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 1, 2020 at 11:15 AM

      • “Nevertheless, based on JS aka youknowwhoisitagain’s status markers, I suspect me along with half the posters on this blog will be proles!!”

        Don’t be fooled. Despite his harping on proles, it should be obvious that JS is as much prole as anyone else here. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. As you say, half the people here probably come from prole backgrounds.

        I don’t know if you’re familiar with the website from whence the term “SWPL” is derived. It comes from a now dormant blog called Stuff White People Like. You really should read the blog enough to get a feel for it. Mind you, most white people aren’t like that and plenty of non-whites are. Regardless, SWPL definitely describes a type of person who is too common among middle class whites — a shallow, arrogant, status whoring sheep in love with the smell of their own farts. They imagine themselves higher class and therefore superior to others. Meanwhile, they strive to like and do the things they imagine higher class people like and do.

        While there are certainly plenty of lower class behaviors one should avoid, becoming a “SWPL” is NOT something to which one should aspire. If you want to be a better person then BE a better person. Don’t try to emulate higher class people thinking that it will make you better or even higher class. It’s won’t. It’s better to be the best you can be based on your own abilities and thoughts than pretending to be something you’re not.

        destructure

        February 2, 2020 at 12:51 AM

      • The item in that test that jumped out at me as outdated was losing points for not having ashtrays.

        As for carpeting, I had mine torn out of my 1950s house and had the hardwoods underneath refinished. The guy who did it said that (presumably middle class) boomers hate hardwoods because their parents would make them laboriously wax them every year, to explain why so many old houses have carpet over hardwood.

        Now you get a polyurethane coating which is professionally refinished probably every 10 years or so. Overall less of a hassle than carpets, but hardwoods cost more up front. That probably explains why carpets have moved down since then.

        ujkf99

        February 2, 2020 at 2:30 PM

    • You should find out when “OK, what, who’s this again?” celebrates his birthday, and then do a day of “all prole and nothing but prole” postings.

      The guy would be in Hudson Valley Heaven..

      ice hole

      February 1, 2020 at 1:03 AM

      • To you and the others: You know nothing of my Work. I have driven a great valley, through hard ancient rock, which my European cousins Rhine, Seine, and–what, the other one, Oder (we would call em Odoriferus the Fust behind his back)?–nah that ain’t it–oh yeah! Elbe!–scoffed at me for so trying. Ask-ed they: “Why drivest thou south (or Sud, I ain’t know they fancy talk), when we floweth north, to that goodeth stuff?” I tole em “Listen up, yo, no river in its right flow, wants to end up in Canada, yo.”

        Hudson River

        February 1, 2020 at 5:09 PM

      • Too funny!

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        February 1, 2020 at 5:30 PM

  12. OT:

    CBS makes full premiere episode of “Star Trek: Picard” available for free on YouTube “for a limited time”

    map

    January 31, 2020 at 7:30 PM

  13. Woman who admits to having consensual sex with Harvey many times but claims two of those times it was actually rape testifies Harvey’s penis is so small she thought it was a vagina. They plan on totally humiliating him before sending him away for life! If only Harvey had read Lion’s blog. He could be chilling in a villa in North Korea as a special adviser to Kim Jung-Un’s attempt to challenge South Korean Cinema rather than suffering these indignities before being locked away like an animal.

    https://pagesix.com/2020/01/31/weinstein-accuser-tells-court-his-genitalia-looked-like-a-vagina/?_ga=2.9355765.1526550361.1579438085-1342553269.1579438085

    Perusing this Jessica Mann’s Twitter page, it is obvious she is mentally unstable. She is clearly obsessed with fame, wears a ridiculous amount of make up, and one only need scroll down a few posts before encountering a 20 minute video she posted where she discusses her battles with mental health. But maybe this is God’s divine punishment for Harvey? Jessica Mann is a product of the culture Harvey helped to create. Perhaps if he had not been such a strong supporter of feminism and non-traditional values this wouldn’t be happening to him.

    FatDrunkAndStupid

    January 31, 2020 at 9:43 PM

    • When someone is publicly accused by 80+ people then there’s little chance of misunderstanding. Either they’re all lying or the person they’re accusing is guilty. I suspect there may actually be a few women jumping on the band wagon. But I also suspect he’s abused at least as many women who haven’t come forward. Weinstein is obviously a psychopath. And, judging from some of the things he’s said to his victims, his crimes may have been partially motivated by ethnic chauvinism and hatred as well.

      Regardless, this is one of those situations in which guilt is so obvious and crimes so extensive and repugnant that any sane person would immediately denounce them if not out of decency then because they have enough sense not to defend something so vile. But some people have been so thoroughly radicalized and prejudiced that they simply can’t. An obvious example was blacks cheering for OJ getting away with murder. Another example was the incident in Cleveland, Texas where 18 blacks raped a 11 year old hispanic girl. The local black community rallied around the rapists and called the victim a “slut”. When tribalism leads someone to defend rapists and blame their victims then there’s something the hell wrong with them.

      destructure

      February 2, 2020 at 2:05 PM

  14. Au contraire.

    Soviet TV propaganda in 1986. SJW grade stuff.
    [12min 57sec]

    Soviet Union USSR TV – KTCA TV – Channel 3: Moscow (April Edition 1986)

    “My friends, for ages, the lot of women has been told in [?] and song. Women toil against their will for unknown [?]. But contemporary women are [?] something totally different. The woman reads the paper while the husband is cooking for the kids. She is at the movies, he is at a crowded store. She’s concerned about her favorite team while husband is ironing an apron. Because the women are the majority. Nobody is thwarted. Not when the woman is the director, not when the woman is the pilot. And it isn’t so rare that the wife supports the family, not the husband. If this trend does continue, the [?] will have to celebrate an international day of men. And of course the men will be singing. You can’t live without women, and that’s the truth my friend.”

    SlushFundPuppie

    February 1, 2020 at 4:35 AM

  15. OT/

    I wonder if security agencies will be as attentive to capturing protestors and organizers within the framework of domestic terrorism as they were with the Richmond VA gun rights protest?

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/31/anti-police-protest/

    Curle

    February 1, 2020 at 1:08 PM

  16. IHTG

    February 2, 2020 at 4:57 AM


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