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Joe Biden is famously on tape bragging about how he bullied the government of Ukraine. He threatened to withhold a billion in aid money unless they fired a prosecutor investigating Biden’s son, who was in a no-show job paying fifty grand a month. Suddenly, that video takes on a new meaning.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
The new president marks the end of the old civic nationalist America and the beginning of the new managerial state. Competitive elections and open debate have been swept away in favor of ceremonial elections and speech codes. The managerial class has formally seized control of the country.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
The storming of the Capitol opened a lot of eyes. The people in the media demanding mass executions of Trump supporters were just six months ago gloating over left-wing mobs burning cities. Six months ago, telling us the cops were a problem and now they are demanding they open fire on protestors.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
None of the explanations offered up so far to explain the Flynn case make any sense. Throw in the bizarre behavior of the judge and it suggests there is something behind all of this that is much bigger than General Flynn.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/corruption from thezman.com
This is a truth that the core of the dissident right has always grasped, but never found a way to exploit. Most people, especially people in politics or cultural movements, are not interested in reality. Politics is about storytelling.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
That really is the story here with GameStop. The marketplace has been perverted by insiders with special access to both market makers and regulators. The financial markets are no longer tethered to economic reality. It is just a giant bust out. This is why this event is being compared to Gamergate.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
There’s no need to pretend there is a mystery here. Hunter Biden was selling influence and access to foreign players. He was hired into a no-show job by a Ukrainian oligarch so that oligarch could get special treatment from the Obama administration. It was well known in Washington.
An unintended consequence of the war on imaginary white nationalists is that the morality is changing. The Left is not fighting against “bad whites” but are now being seen as antiwhite. The Left used to get away with the claim that they were trying to help or protect nonwhites from the bad whites.
During the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats organized mobs of screeching women to harass Republicans in the halls of the Capitol. Party media was there to celebrate it as the purest expression of democracy. It was power to the people time. That was not the case yesterday, according to the media.
A generation ago, Democratic politicians would court industrial labor unions and salt their platforms with promises to the middle and working class. Today, Democrat politicians would not be caught dead with a union boss. Instead they hang out at Davos with bankers and titans of the information age.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
Look around at what is happening and it is as close as any western society has come to fascism in 80 years. The people trying to destroy Trump and his supporters are corporate actors, not the state. Corporatism is a foundation stone of fascism and that is what is usurping the authority of our system
The Right often makes the mistake conservatives have made in assuming the Left has a practical reason behind their actions. Ideologues do not need a practical motive like money or power. The ideologue seeks power in order to advance his agenda, which often just means crushing his opponents.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
Imagine a variant of the flu that is four or five times more lethal than the common flu and it is spreading quickly. Now, you don’t have to imagine it, because you lived through it. The Swine Flu pandemic of 2009 infected about a billion people worldwide, according to most estimates.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/news from thezman.com
Without formally announcing it and for reasons no one has bothered to explain, the American empire has declared war on Russia. That is the clear message the Biden administration is sending with the new round of sanctions.
25 days ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from thezman.com
The point of all this is that China has no reason to force a confrontation with the American empire over Taiwan. Through bribery, maneuvering and the general incompetence of the American ruling elite, China can quietly dictate policy to the regime in Washington.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from thezman.com
No matter how many are revealed to be fake and no matter how many joggers roam white neighborhood looking for victims, the people behind this latest hoax will keep at it. Who they are depends on it. Like the oxpecker, they exist to live off the rest of us.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/USPolitics from thezman.com
The silent majority is now a permanent minority. Further, the political marketplace no longer exists. You are not allowed to speak your mind to your fellow citizens, unless your opinions are approved by the managerial class. The ballot box also will be limited to their approved options.
The Left and their ruling class backers had slowly decided they could no longer live with us as equals in society. This year that become stunningly clear. The managerial class has become class aware and they look at the rest of us as insects.
These new internal passports proving you are up to date on your Covid jabs will be used to compel compliance. If this sounds a lot like fascism, you would be right. In this age, it will mean dreary clothing styles and camps for the people the managerial class does not like.
Just as Christianity could only tolerate the old ways for so long, this new faith is increasing intolerant of the old normal ways of American society. It now exists to expunge every trace of civil life. This cult has declared total war on the rest of us.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/ClownWorld from thezman.com
If you are over the age of forty, the current black riots seem like another bad remake of a bad movie from your youth. You can appreciate how the young and stupid may be fascinated by it, but you know it is just pointless destruction by people who are over indulged and terminally ungrateful.
This month was the 40th anniversary of the United States Olympic hockey team beating the Soviets and winning the gold medal. Those old enough to remember that time and what it was like to feel genuine love of country, should be forgiven for not wanting to close the door on it.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/history from thezman.com
The reboot of last year’s big political flop, otherwise known as Trump Impeachment, hit the big stage in DC this week. What this looks like is theater for the people inside the wire so they can be reminded there is a wire, and it must be maintained.
Incorporated America. Note too that the enforcers at these firms clearly share information with one another about violators. This is why our radicals now sound like every HR department. The managerial elite is imposing its corporate sensibilities on the country.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
A striking feature of American liberal democracy is the great gap between the reality of the political class and the people. The Cloud People are not just floating above the Dirt People, living different lives, like aristocrats of old. The general public is an abstraction, not a physical reality.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
What has happened this year is right out of the handbook on psychological warfare. The point of these operations is to destroy social trust and trust in the ruling class. Someone or a collection of someones is waging a psychological warfare and our rulers don’t see it.
Television is the great propaganda weapon, so it is a useful window into the thinking of the oligarchs. They are the leading edge of the latest Progressive fads. That’s what makes the ads a useful window into the black soul of our rulers. The ad makers are all from the ruling class.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from thezman.com
Apparently, the extreme Left in the UK has noticed that the native population not only opposes mass immigration, but now they oppose those ungrateful immigrants rioting in the streets. Instead of committing suicide to make way for more, many Brits are starting to think of their interests.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
Parable Of The Lizard People. This is a useful way to consider the current organized street violence. These riots are one step from having commercials from Amazon and Goldman Sachs. It’s also why no one in charge thinks anything is wrong or this needs to be stopped.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
The logic of political violence is best understood by considering the way Progressives frame their anti-speech pogroms. They keep equaling words and ideas that vex them with violence. For example, someone posting crime statistics on Twitter is accused of posting violent content or inciting violence.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
The new religion that has emerged among our rulers is not a great leap forward in consciousness, but a leap backward. It is primitive, superstitious and simplistic in its statements and actions. It is as if the world has been taken over by an ancient tribe of primitives who hate us.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/whatever from thezman.com
One of the truths about politics that many would prefer to ignore is that politics is not about facts and reason. The game is about persuasion. In order to persuade someone, you need to understand his needs and motivations in order to frame your appeal to him in a way that he can understand.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
There are a variety of ways to hold power. Over the history of man everyone one has been tried with varying degrees of success. By far the most effective way of maintaining power is to get those over whom you hold power to think their interests lie in you remaining in power.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/conspiracy from thezman.com
Lost in all the excitement of the government crackdown has been the fact that the Inner Party crushed the Bernie Bros. The party did not just outmaneuver them, but humiliated them. The party made clear that they will not tolerate any more nonsense from the Bernie Bros going forward.
A Night At The Circus. "What made the show, of course, was Mike Bloomberg. He spent most of the night looking mildly irritated by the whole thing. It was as if he had used a crazy act in court to avoid being sent to prison, but was instead sent to the asylum."
The madness of the Left gets all the attention, but it is the intellectual bankruptcy of the Right that should get the attention. The only thing preventing people from noticing the absurdity of the Right is the over-the-top lunacy of the Left. When this clown car crashes, there is no rescue team.
The Lefty Devil. One of the most important things the Left in America does in the culture war is convince their opponents to play the role of devil for them. The reason our side keeps losing is our guys are stupid and keep playing the role of bogeyman for the Left.
This is a useful historical example to keep in mind when reading this Time article on how the oligarchs rigged the 2020 election. Usually, people who commit crimes try to conceal their actions, but in this case, the principles are willing to boast about it.
Millenials came into easy times like their parents, but they didn't fear war, recession, or the threat of Soviet communism. One result is an unrealistic sense of entitlement. You see this most acutely on the Left, where their demands are those of a toddler faced with a toy that is not working.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
For a generation now immigration patriots have been warning us that the American ruling class is importing a new people. They did not like ruling over the middle-class white people that made the country, so they were bringing in new brown people to break the back of the middle and working class.
While every society of sufficient size has factions, the interests of those factions come after the interests of the republic. This is the framework of civic nationalism. Since the middle of the last century or so, this view of politics has been the exclusive domain of the Right.
One of the most amusing and revealing disasters in the book publishing business was the Naomi Wolf blunder of 2019. The establishment is loaded with grifters on both sides. From this side of the great divide, the grifters of Conservative Inc. are obvious, but they are pikers compared to the Left.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/corruption from thezman.com
The Purpose Driven Life. The great battle between good whites and bad whites exists because it fills that need for a purpose. In the albescence of some external foe, the good whites keep their crusading skills sharp by going to war with the bad whites over some moral cause.
America is about to descend into one-party rule like you see in all third world countries, which is what happens when you import the people of the third world. California is more like Mexico now than historic America.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Fascism | The Z Blog Power Hour | The Z Man gives his listeners a brief introductioninto Fascist thought [01:00:00]
7 months ago by Jacinda to /s/debatealtright from thezman.com
A defining feature of the managerial state is that it creates problems that require it to then fashion complex solutions to solve. A group of experts from the managerial class made some reform, which then created problems. The solution is to draft a new set of experts to solve this new problem.
There are two reasons outsider politics is plagued with weirdos. One is they are always going to be the most open to newcomers. The other reason for the weirdo problem is these weirdos are always looking for a home, so as soon as something gets going, they are attracted to it like moths to a flame.
The truth behind these riots is that they have nothing to do with legitimate grievances. They are simply a happening that is drawing in the disaffected white youth that provides bodies for Antifa. These are young whites who have no place in the neo-liberal order, so they end up in Antifa.
The following is a fictional transcript of a negotiation between white people and black people in America over reparations. Representing black people in the negotiations is Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the 1619 Project, which is an ongoing blood libel against white people.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/racis from thezman.com
The young people involved in this stuff are more like hobbyists playing a role in a historical reenactment than people with legitimate grievances. The black looters are certainly people from the ghetto getting some free stuff. The people organizing the actions are bourgeois living in the suburbs.
The social contract can only exist among a people with a shared ancestry. If the goal is to restore the social contract, the first step is a restoration of the ancient bonds among people. Safeguarding the welfare of the people can only happen when there is a people, rather than just people.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from thezman.com
What would give the proletariat legitimacy was a permanent revolution, by which he meant a permanent crisis. In a way, permanent revolution, at least initially, is permanent instability. Permanent instability is the only justification for radicalism. The crisis must never end or the revolution ends.
Antiracism is a mystery cult. The insiders have learned the language and those who refuse to learn the language are the outsiders, the bad people stuck in the white supremacist mindset. That is the appeal of antiracism for the white people joining it. It is grace on the cheap.
1 hour ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
The Pressure Cooker
9 days ago by carn0ld03 to /s/TheRedPill from thezman.com
Today, free of moral framework and free of factual reality, those old 18th century urges, once bound by Scripture, have curdled into petulant and nasty partisanship. The American Left is now just a hysterical tirade against anything or anyone that represents order.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
Media Man | The Z Blog
3 months ago by ReSegreto to /s/GammaWave from thezman.com
Our new totalitarians turn all of this on its head. The dealing with the problem is the end. In the case of the poor unfortunate who has run afoul of the rulers, the point of the process is submitting the troublemaker to endless torment that has no purpose beyond the pleasure of the tormentor.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from thezman.com
The ruling class gets to imagine themselves as world historical figures and every event puts the world on a knife edge. Their actions will determine the outcome. The entire ruling class is swept up in these false dramas that they get to play, while the rest of the country suffers.
The most important development in the Trump era will be the collapse of conservatism as a political movement. The official Right had been in crisis for a long time, but the old political dynamic had locked it in place. Trump did not usher in a new era, so much as discredit the old.
Blacks are more likely to contract the virus. If the price of helping the people they claim to care so much about is the acknowledgment that nature does not distribute her gifts equally among people or groups of people, then they are perfectly willing to see those people suffer and die.
A good way to have your life destroyed is to go around breaking taboos, especially the ones that matter to the people in charge. Breaking taboos works only when a critical mass of people decides to break the taboo and a larger set of people are ready to join them.
The so-called conservatives are muttering about how the choice of Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate is an ominous example of identity politics. They have it all wrong, but Harris does provide some insights into how identity politics will work in the new non-white America of the near future.
President Trump may be facing one of the most unusual re-election campaigns in the history of the country. Unlike most incumbents, his own party will be working hard to elect his opponent. The two parties are just the two faces of the same crowd. Both faces hate Trump.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from thezman.com
Instead the decision [VP Harris] was made by his handlers and it was decided he needed more support from the tech oligarchs. He had the financial oligarchs and Israel was okay with him, so the final piece of the puzzle was Google. He now has the blessing of all the power centers that run America.
“They are banning us because they are afraid of what we have to say!” No, the people conducting these rituals have no idea what someone like Molyneux says in his videos. He could be speaking in tongues for all they care. He is not a person to them. He is a character in their morality play.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from thezman.com
It is a good and necessary reminder that the ruling class is well beyond reform, because they have been afflicted with a strange new religion. They are angry at the Flynn result on moral grounds, not legal ones. Laws written on paper are your laws and subordinate to their laws, their moral laws.
What we are witnessing is not a revolution. The Left would love for people to believe that, which is why they have instructed conservative media to sell that idea. Instead, we are seeing the breakdown of order. Government, either because of corruption or ineptitude, is unable to enforce the laws.
What’s going on is a push by the non-white elements in the new religion trying to make their move on the old white and Jewish people at the top. The Old Guard has run the Left since the 1960’s. The new swarthy guard thinks these choreographed events are about showing the Old Guard who's in control.
In 1990, there was a long list of things that no one thought would ever happen in the West. The police arresting someone for holding the wrong opinion was the symbol of everything that was wrong in the communist system. Yet, 30 years on and this is exactly what we see happening all over the West.
12 months ago by Chipit to /s/racis from thezman.com
The reason for the Russian collusion hoax was to cover up the operation from the Trump administration. Still, that does not explain the amazing discipline of the conspirators. At this stage, a private party like Crowdstrike should be looking to cut a deal. Yet they are sticking to their story.
The one-week shutdown that followed 9/11 brought with it a massive reordering of American society. In 1999 we did not have secret courts and warrantless surveillance. No one thought the FBI and CIA would be conducting domestic espionage against politicians, much less trying to overturn an election
This outsider aesthetic is an important part of the ruling class outlook. These people see themselves as apart from the rest of us. That separation from the grubby Dirt People is an important part of what defines a Cloud Person.
AFPAC Report. "The “optics” side cannot fathom why the hardcore cannot understand the need to make a good presentation. The hardcore cannot understand why the optics guys don’t see the dangers of compromise. Both sides are right, but both sides have always failed."