Lion of the Blogosphere

VDARE targeted by corporate left

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This week, VDARE was cut off from Paypal and the hotel where they reserved a conference in 2018 canceled the reservation.

Luckily, I’m further below the radar than VDARE. But perhaps, to be prepared, I should look for a new blogging platform in Russia? This week, WordPress.com banned the anti-Semitic Vanguard America blog.

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Being old enough to remember the Cold War, it does seem very weird that Russia is now the place to go to avoid U.S. censorship.

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August 17, 2017 at 8:04 am

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I can’t tell where this is going

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Big victory for the mainstream liberal establishment?

Or the beginning of Trump finally dumping the GOP establishment and big business, and becoming the President of the regular people who elected him (because now that GOPe and big business have joined the enemy forces, Trump no longer has to appease them)?

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August 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Posted in Politics

End of free speech?

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Liberals used to be proud, once upon a time, that we so valued the freedom of speech that even the KKK was allowed to have a rally.

However, the reaction I see today is that, if you say anything about how the protesters were allowed to be there and they had a permit, or that counter-protesters are not allowed to attack protesters because of their speech (which were among President Trump’s points at his press conference), then that means you’re an evil racist yourself.

One of the alt-right guys, Jason Kessler, was attacked and punched by a man while he was talking in front of TV cameras, and the police didn’t even prosecute the attacker, and no one is even bothered by that. (But imagine what would have happened if a white man had punched a BLM or Muslim speaker. They would have thrown the book at him for a “hate” crime.)

Is this the beginning of the end of American democracy?

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“Mark Caplan” answers:

The Rule of Law is through but democracy is vibrant in the sense that the majority of Americans are anti-Alt-Right. The violent suppression of the civil rights of the Alt-Right reflects the will of the majority.

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August 16, 2017 at 7:58 am

Posted in News

Does anyone have an infrastructure question?

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/15/trumps-off-the-rails-news-conference-on-charlottesville-the-alt-left-and-infrastructure-annotated/

One of Trump’s best conferences. The media ignored the fact that the counter-protesters were violent, but Trump keeps pointing it out. And he asks where does the statue-taking-down stop? George Washington was a slave-owner, do we take down his statues?

He pissed off the liberal mainstream media a lot with this press conference.

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August 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Posted in Politics

Statues coming down all over the place

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If the true goal of the stupid demonstration last weekend was to preserver Confederate statutes, it failed miserably. Since the events of the weekend, there is now an accelerated push to take them all down. (Not clear if they will be destroyed they way Muslims destroy pagan statues, or relocated to out-of-the-way places.)

However, I don’t think that was the true goal of the organizers. They just wanted to rile up the people so they have more people to lead, so they win at the expense of people who actually care about the statues, as well as at the expense of the broader anti-establishment right which is tarred by a few hundred dummies with Nazi-like symbols chanting stuff about the Jews.

My personal feelings about Confederate statues: I always felt that they were one of those quirks of the South which gave that region a distinctive character. And I think that once a statue has been standing for a long enough time, it feels like a shame to tear it down. I have the same feelings about old buildings in Manhattan that are torn down to make way for newer and objectively better buildings but lacking in character and history.

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August 15, 2017 at 8:54 am

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Turning Japanese starring Kirsten Dunst

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The girl from Spiderman did this cover of the 1980s song “Turning Japanese” by the Vapors. It’s an eight-year-old video, but I haven’t seen it until recently.

Much better than the original music video (although though the Vapors did the song a lot better).

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August 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Posted in Music videos

The anti-establishment right

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The term “alt-right” now means idiots who hate Jews and who appropriate Nazi-inspired imagery if not actual swastikas, like the people who protested in Virginia.

Because the left likes to think of themselves as being “anti-establishment” (even though the reality is that the left is the new establishment), this term is more resistant to leftists changing the meaning.

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August 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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Free speech censoring

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/daily-stormer-godaddy-bans-charlotteville-victim-heather-heyer-victim-fat-slut-defame-uva-neo-nazi-a7891856.html

This is an interesting foreshadowing of the coming suppression of rightwing speech from the internet.

While I don’t agree with the site that was banned, there’s obviously a slippery slope that could lead to the banning of the entire anti-establishment right. This website is just going to disappear (unless you know its IP address) unless they can find another DNS host, which is unlikely because neo-Nazis are now public enemy #1.

Internet companies, technically not government, but all aligned with the same globalist-SJW ideology, can just remove sites they don’t like, and technically it doesn’t violate the Constitution because they aren’t government, just private monopolies.

UPDATE

https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2017-08-14/godaddy-boots-white-supremacist-web-site-after-offensive-post

The Daily Stormer re-registered with Google, and then Google canceled the registration. Where will they go next? Is there any domain registrar that will take them? If another domain registrar does take them, will other internet backbone companies intercede and erase the the site from DNS servers?

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August 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Posted in Technology

Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 5, Eastwatch

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Spoilers

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August 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Posted in Television

200+ comments? Really?

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I agree that it looks likes the establishment in Virginia, all the way up to the governor, had no interest in respecting the free speech rights of the protesters. The police did nothing to prevent the “antifa” counter-protesters from throwing dangerous objects at the protesters. And the mainstream media was there to only show the protesters in a bad light. Nothing triggers the left like racists and Nazis. The antifas are seen as good guys who were understandably violent when faced with racists. No need to show any antifa violence.

There was enough counter-violence committed by the white-nationalist protesters to present them as the bad guys. Yes, I do believe that the protesters didn’t go there with the intent to do any violence, but when you have a lot of people who are white trash, and then you have a bunch of antifa people throwing bricks, urine-filled balloons, other disgusting and dangerous stuff, it’s inevitable that not all of those white-trash types can keep their cool.

Had not the day ended with murder-by-car, it’s possible, but unlikely, that the far-right might have been able to get out the message that their right of free speech was suppressed.

The video of the killing makes the perpetrator, James Alex Fields Jr., look very guilty. It was suggested by at least one commenter that the collision was an accident because Mr. Fields was trying to get away from violent counter-protesters, but I don’t see any evidence of that in the videos. It looks to me like Mr. Fields’ car was being ignored as it drove towards the crowd of counter-protesters. I think it’s most likely that Mr. Fields, a white-trash type, was angry because of the violence done to him earlier by counter-protesters, and that caused him to drive his car recklessly into the crowd. (A photo in the NY Times from earlier int he day shows that Mr. Field’s shirt was stained yellow. I presume he was hit by one of those urine-filled balloons.)

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The conclusion remains the same. The events of this weekend provided material to feed the mainstream media narrative of racist, violent and murdering Nazis (helped along by moron protesters themselves, some of whom carried Nazi paraphernalia, and many who shouted anti-Semitic slogans), which is used to tar the entire anti-establishment right.

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August 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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