The Left has been trying to crank up the idea that the Russians hacked our election or otherwise interfered with it on Trump’s side, probably as a precursor to attempting impeachment or invalidating the election.
The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.
It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.
A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.
The lügenpresse are counting on the fact that the average voter has zero experience with policy think tanks. Policy think tanks make strategic recommendations and generally have no awareness of actual policy, i.e. what is being done. Instead, they speak in hypotheticals.
For example, that the document says “it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda” does not imply that Russia was issuing pro-Trump propaganda, only that it could be assumed as a possibility and therefore, the suggestion can be made to alter that strategy.
The fact that we have two documents, both pointing in different directions, suggests that these were contingency documents, or potential position papers drawn up to deal with different events that might emerge. Nothing suggests these were adopted as policy but the implication is there in the press.
In the meantime, Trump has rebuked Russia by blowing up an airbase they helped maintain in Syria. What he said during the election was that he viewed Russia as a potential ally, not that he would favor Russia.
If we went through Washington, D.C., looking for think tanks that had made policy recommendations (which is enough to make them “Obama-linked” in the press lexicon) we would find all sorts of absurd plans recommending that the USA redirect resources that might not exist toward possible ideas that look good on paper.
This is the type of analysis this Russian think tank offers, couched in bureaucratspeak of potentialities and possibilities:
It is hardly to expect the development of Obama’s environmental agenda from President Trump, who’s known for his skeptical remarks in relation to climate change. At the same time, it seems that the general strategic course of the United States in the Arctic, outlined in the end of the XX century, will continue. An indirect evidence of the continuity of the current Arctic policy of the US is the fact that almost all the key officials of the State Department responsible for implementing the US policy in the Arctic under the Obama administration, retained their positions under the new President.
In this way, the Russian version follows a format we have seen many times before, which is to second-guess other nations and take broad policy positions, mainly as a way of alerting politicians of options and signaling across the sea (indirectly) about Russia’s concerns and thus likely future actions.
This is not the smoking gun the media wants to try to hype it into being. Behind all of these Russia-stole-our-‘lections stories we can see the hands of a powerful Establishment and the Obama-Clinton gang, who are still looking for a path to permanent, Soviet-style power.
I have a certain mordant confidence in government. They get the things they care about right. The things they feel they need do not get left to chance. It’s all held together by an administrative state. Like The Praetorian Guard of the Old Roman Empire, this state holds itself outside and superior to any succession process dictated by the rules of the United States Consititution.
How is such an august level achieved and maintained? It’s done through information supremacy. They know all about you. You know nothing about them. This is their leverage. This, like Sauron’s Ring of Power, would allow them to achieve unbroachable dominance.
Yet 2016 was never supposed to happen. A person won the highest office the United States Government features who clearly does not have the approval or the support of this feared and ferocious American Deep State. Predictable counteroffensives were launched. The Trump Administration would be strangled in its infancy if wasn’t aborted within the womb.
At its heart is the “deep state” — agents of the intel community, their media collaborators, and their amen corner in a Democratic party whose control of our permanent government is all but total. At the heart of the case against Trump is what appears to be a Big Lie. It is that Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s email account, then colluded with Trump’s friends or associates to systematically sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Therefore, Trump stole the election and is an illegitimate president. In this city, Trump is looked upon as a border-jumper, an illegal alien.
Yet the information supremacy empowering the Deep State was partially laid to nines. Julian Assange was putting their information out on the street. Wikileaks Vault 7 is a major breach of this information wall.
According to an explainer released by WikiLeaks, the 8,761 documents had been maintained in a high-security network at CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Va. But the group says that the CIA “lost control” of the documents after they began circulating among a 5,000-person network of former U.S. government hackers and contractors. One of those individuals is WikiLeaks’ source, the group claims.
It also reveals many surprising aspects of how technologically proficient our government can be when it chooses to do its job. The same government who could not launch an effective Obamacare website, can do the following with a reptilian professionalism.
The documents, which include more than 70,000 redactions, show how CIA hackers use malware, trojan viruses and other tools to convert electronics, including phones and smart TVs, into covert microphones used for spying. The group also says there are documents showing that the CIA uses the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt as a covert hacker base for its European operations. Among the most salacious revelations in the WikiLeaks release come from documents showing how CIA developed techniques to hack Samsung smart TVs with British intelligence services. The malware, called Weeping Angel, records audio while the target of the hack believes the TV is turned off. One of the documents released on Tuesday purportedly shows that the CIA was working on a program as of Oct. 2014 that would infect the vehicle control systems of certain cars and trucks.
It makes you think twice before you even think of setting foot in a driverless Uber Cab. This from the same government that can’t maintain dams, bridges and thoroughfares. The same government that can’t maintain a secure national border is able to target you out 317 million individuals and know the contents of your Samsung or I-Phone. The same government that cannot prevent murder epidemics in its largest cities can spy on you personally through a TV you believe to be turned off and dormant.
It makes me realize that the government totally could balance its budget, stop crime, rebuild the cities, etc, et al. It doesn’t care enough to. These things don’t lead to power the way maintaining an unassailable information cartel does. They are more challenging and have a lower payoff. No self-interested firm would ever pursue them in preference to the power-maximizing pursuit of information and control.
But JPW! Amerika has freedumb and democracy! It can’t happen here. The government works for us and is not a self-interested firm.
Sure. Just ask the Russian Bank that paid John Podesta $170K to secure a huge uranium deposit for the its clients. Just examine the entire Clinton and Bush “charitable” foundations. These people are just as self-dealing as Goldman Sachs. I’m not sure they’d behave any differently or worse than they do already if Gubbermint Sachs just LBO’d them outright and put them on the official payroll. Democracy no more guarantees altruism than would reenthroning whatever is left of The Spanish Hapsburgs. Powerful people will always self-deal. They will always maximize power while minimizing effort.
The problem here is not just for those who choose to speak out in support of President Trump. The Deep State holds no brie ffor anyone except their own. It is always better to make yourself as independent and uninvested in the current state as you can possibly manage. You will always be far more their pawn and their tool than their driving concern. If you need something out of them; you’d better make like Julian Assange and get several thousand pages worth of leverage. Just make sure you don’t wind up like Luca Brassi and lie sleeping with the fishes.
Human brains are notoriously complex and so we attempt to diagnose them with complex methods, but recently a much simpler analysis revealed more of the workings of the mind than the complex approach. This in turn revealed the presence of self-deception or more accurately “self-trickery” as the basis of human mental operations.
But we are also endlessly irrational, delusional, overconfident and often just plain wrong. They unearthed any number of different ways in which our minds trick us into believing things that simply aren’t true.
For example, if we enjoy the last day of a holiday, then we tend significantly to overrate how fun the entire experience was. They labelled this the “peak end rule”. Similarly, if we are given a list of female names and a longer list of male names, we will think the female list is longer if there are famous and recognisable names on it. They called this “availability bias”.
Kahneman and Tversky showed again and again that our decisions, memory and understanding of the world are often wildly distorted by self-deception. We seek to turn huge and unpredictable events into manageable stories, cutting endless corners in the process. “The world is so much more uncertain than our minds can tolerate,” says Lewis. “It drives you crazy if you really think about it. So we have these mechanisms that make it seem more knowable than it really is.”
Reading this together with Dilbert creator Scott Adams reveals an unsettling picture. Adams predicted that Trump would win the 2016 Presidential election not based on statistical predictions, but simply based on persuasion.
“If you see voters as rational you’ll be a terrible politician,” Adams writes on his blog. “People are not wired to be rational. Our brains simply evolved to keep us alive. Brains did not evolve to give us truth. Brains merely give us movies in our minds that keeps us sane and motivated. But none of it is rational or true, except maybe sometimes by coincidence.”
…(Among the persuasive techniques that Trump uses to help bend reality, Adams says, are repetition of phrases; “thinking past the sale” so the initial part of his premise is stated as a given; and knowing the appeal of the simplest answer, which relates to the concept of Occam’s razor.)
…Writes Adams: “Identity is always the strongest level of persuasion. The only way to beat it is with dirty tricks or a stronger identity play. … [And] Trump is well on his way to owning the identities of American, Alpha Males, and Women Who Like Alpha Males. Clinton is well on her way to owning the identities of angry women, beta males, immigrants, and disenfranchised minorities.”
The academic angle on these revelations is based on research and writings of two Israeli psychologists Danny Kahneman and Amos Tversky. These two psychologists overturned the economic idea (in the 70s) of the rational consumer or voter who thinks rationally — in The Enlightenment™ style — when making decisions. They find that civilizations have made some excellent rational decisions, but that it does not deter from the fact that humans and consequently their organizations are fundamentally irrational.
This irrationality in turn makes humans natural bluffers, with organizations commonly based in illusion that they utilize to demand power and wealth. The need to justify this bluff makes humans over confident, prone to rationalization or ex post facto justification, and thus simply wrong for the most part. Jim Collins supports this with his research by noting that only eleven of 20000 companies were found to be “great,” with most merely going through the motions based on their bluffs and sacred illusions.
Danny Kahneman — presumably influenced by Plato’s metaphor of the cave and Kant’s notion of the perceptual filter — wrote:
We are blind for our own blindness and we have very little understanding of how little we know.
Several interesting points arise from Lewis analyzing Kahneman and Tversky, specifically regarding how humans asses risk. For example, we rarely prepare for disaster because we irrationally do not anticipate it, and instead wait for disaster to happen before doing something about it (politically: Hurricane Katrina, bursting dams and immigration).
Even with day-to-day risks, we ignore the actual chances of events in preference for addressing our own emotional reactions to events, even exceptionally rare ones. Lewis makes the point that insurance statistics are a waste of time, but, because we cannot handle the emotional pain associated with remorse, or having regret after a crisis, we will pay whatever premium they ask. Insurance plays into our fear of feeling bad after an event, and not practical concerns with the event itself.
The anticipated emotional pain caused by remorse is able to distract us from real life around us. Because of this, it is possible that we normally make illogical decisions and later rationalize them — or backwards justify them — as being logical. This creates industries like insurance which serve emotional rather than realistic needs.
Our irrationality makes it hard to believe in human civilization itself if we assume that rationality is necessary and good. Organizations are made of people, and in utilitarian times, the preferences of the individuals determine the needs of the group, which leads us to wonder how we can trust a large-scale organization like civilization based on preferences which will eventually be revealed as illusion.
Tversky addresses this point more generally:
It is terrifying to think that we don’t know something, but it is even more terrifying to think that the world is mostly controlled by people that “believe” they know “exactly” what’s going on.
Lewis’ last comment in the article — presumably influenced by the Christian notion of original sin — on the issue of how little the “experts” know was:
Failure is part of being human. We should not be afraid of it, because it is what we are.
Lately there have been too many blatant and obvious failures of human reason exhibited by organizations like government, media and academia. This means that we require re-assessment of human decision-making, since because our irrationality is fact, this must be taken as a parameter of the human input into organizations, and limited or channeled so that individual illogicality does not cause organizations to become viral self-perpetuators of the illusions upon which they depend, making the broader society delusional.
Organizational pathology in fact amplifies individual illogicality, creating results that are far worse. Obama’s remorse led him to act against the interests of his host country, although his ideology of Leftism — itself a rationalization of civilization decay — pointed him in that direction in the first place.
Scott Adams identified fear as the single worst factor in persuasion. The psychologists above identified “the anticipated pain of remorse” as the biggest factor towards being fake or delusional. This applies to the media, which specialize in selling us justifications for our behavior so that we may avoid remorse and the perception that we will lose social status because we did not anticipate the actual threats. For this reason, ideology specializes in creating scapegoats that allow us to distract ourselves from the real risks, and by focusing on the pretend risk, imagining that we are acting on a “higher” level than those who respond to actual risks.
As President Trump said: “(fake) Mainstream Media is the enemy of the American people.” Media, like insurance, operates by selling products to allay remorse instead of dealing with actual problems. This means that media has a financial incentive to never address the actual issues, just like insurance has an incentive to never reveal how rare problems actually are, and instead of selling comprehensive risk policies, to sell many little policies addressing specific fears instead of potential realities.
Clinton, McCain and the media use a different persuasion strategy called the “politics of fear.” This, too, exploits remorse by inventing new non-threats and selling them as risks, so that people want a strong powerful government to intervene between them and the threat. Like insurance, instead of coming up with a comprehensive policy — strength of the nation — these lesser persuaders produce a cornucopia of terrors to keep the population nervous and desiring strong assurances, such as benefits, subsidies and more laws.
Now that this strategy has failed, the resulting remorse for Leftists has become extremely painful. This produces the source of their recent aggression, which focuses on false risks as a means of disguising unarticulated (because humans are illogical) fear of the actual problem, which is a civilization in decline. While this seems extreme, it is merely a method of avoiding the greater remorse of admitting to having wasted time, energy and money on non-issues, and this propels the Left forward to further resistance to recognition of actual problems.
In turn, that mechanism reveals the failings of The Enlightenment.™ When we proclaim universal human rationality as the basis of our civilization, we are projecting the notion that we are in fact rational, which obscures the irrationality and allows it to lead the discourse from behind. That in turn gives power to those who preach fear, instead of those who persuade by identifying real issues, and causes the spiral of delusion that pushes social assumptions into direct contradiction of the actual problems, precipitating the collapse of the civilization.
Leftism operates by inversion. It tells you that what is obviously true is not in fact accurate, so that you can throw away the idea of making sense at all. This allows it to abolish all standards, culture, families and allegiances and like a malevolent virus take over a society, which serves the underconfident individual by removing challenges to their perception of absolute autonomy.
Neurotic Leftist Hillary Clinton has returned to politics by appealing to her special interest group, single women and minorities, by proposing that the hierarchy which naturally favors the intelligent and family-oriented by replaced by neurotic single people:
“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female,” said Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state.
“Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organized a march that galvanized millions of people all over our country and across the world.”
…On the day of the Women’s March, Clinton took to Twitter to thank those who had participated, saying she believes that “we’re always stronger together.”
Here we see the division between public and private (text and subtext) that is inherent to ideological societies and championed by Leftism:
In public, Clinton promotes something which sounds good which is that theoretically vulnerable members of our society are given attention, care and concern. This is an effect masquerading as a cause, in that she is promising to achieve something by force, without setting up the conditions necessary for it to actually occur, a.k.a. “cause.”
In private, Clinton continues the 1960s efforts to destroy anything like normal life so that it can be replaced with Communism, at which point every individual will feel safe because they are no longer pressured to demonstrate ability and moral conviction. Individualists want to remain in worlds of their own intentions, and anything that forces them to demonstrate relevance to the world will puncture that bubble.
The image above comes to us from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), perhaps one of the best films in recent memory that the herd missed while flocking to tired repeats of the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises. It shows a common slogan from the 1960s and 1970s.
What that tells us is that Leftism never changes. Its goal is always to destroy the natural sources of power and replace them with the angry herd and its appointed leaders, who hope to profit from the experience like Hugo Chavez who died a billionaire in a country full of starving people. When Leftists say “the future is female,” what they really mean is that females are useful idiots who can be used to create a totalitarian state.
Nobody gets what happened in this election except for a bunch of quiet, average, frustrated Americans. Not too many of the important people care what they think. They would probably fail to get it if they did. Which explains why Donald J. Trump’s election was like D-Day. It was only the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end.
Hillary believed that Donald J. Trump was a joke. She chose him to run against. It was in the bag. Hillary had done her Operations Research. She had made the fight completely unfair and was now destined to be our next president. Only one thing held her back from fabulous victory. It was what she truly believed about average, everyday Americans.
Hillary Clinton lied frequently during her professional career; but not when she talked about The Basket of Deplorables. She spoke from her wretched, hoary heart. This was what this woman thought of me, personally and socially; as a human being. I was irredeemable. I was lost and needed to be buried in the cat box. In the parlance of The Right Stuff Blog, I’m ovenable in Hillary’s Amerika.
You know who else thought Trump was a joke? The party he LBO’d, gave back to the people, and dragged kicking and caterwauling across the line to victory. They were warned. They were vastly too intellectual to listen.
You just have to laugh. If you don’t understand that you are being deliberately played. He wants you to scorn him so that he can use you as a foil. He sets it up like it’s him against the world and that big, bad world is goin’ down like The Andrea Dora! This is boffo showmanship. I can think of an even better analogy than H. Ross Perot. There was that time Jesse Ventura ran for Governor of Minnesota. We all laughed at Jesse. His candidacy was a joke. It was so funny Ventura got elected. Kinda makes those jokes about THE DONALD stop seeming so funny.
So how could the sideshow known as THE DONALD evolve and maneuver until he was President Trump? Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t the only person in Amerika to want to put all those ovenable Trump in a Basket of Deplorables. The Kakistocracy Blog gave us a 10-point message that the GOP geniuses had for Trump voters.
1) Not Hillary
2-4) Trump sucks
5) You’re in a cult
6) I’m the professional, not you
7-9) You’re idiots
10) Vote Republican
So these people in the Uni-party just fed the fire. They kept feeding the fire. It burned them. But they just don’t get it. We get accused of “Whitelash.” I’m afraid I’m just not interested in any of Van Jones’ fetishes this fine morning. Leftists who desire to actually become as smart and with it as they like to claim they are should do what they typically do and read Maureen Dowd in the New York Times.
“As flawed a candidate as Trump was, he had his finger on the pulse,” Kevin said. “The polls were off because nobody wanted to admit that they were going to vote for him. But it’s a populist revolt and a lot of people believed in Trump’s message: too much regulation, too much government. The whole thing is a bunch of guys getting rich on Capitol Hill and not paying attention to the people who elected them. They stay in Congress a couple years, then move on to K Street and call on the same people who replaced them.”
But everybody is smart enough to figure this out. There is very little in Washington, D.C. worth respecting since the Leftist big takeover. The Liberals and the Cucks both know this. It is a wilful ignorance inspired in part by greed and in part by fear. Everything wrong with Wall Street is wrong with Washington is wrong with Amerika. If they don’t start getting this, or if they are not all fired or replaced, the end will come for the United States of America, and deservedly so.
Good enough is the enemy of good, goes an old saying, and for the Alt Right, the risk of this has never been higher.
There is no doubt that having Donald Trump elected as President of the United States is a good thing. This victory spanks down the globalists and their Leftist masters, rejects political correctness and unlimited immigration, and will have ripple effects across Europe as other countries fire their big government, pro-Leftist regimes.
Even more than in practical terms, the Trump Revolution™ is a symbolic victory: Americans, like Britons before them, pushed back against the idea that we cannot have self-interest. For years, we indulged political correctness because we thought it was right, but now we see it is one-sided, and take our side instead.
As such, it is an excellent first step, like Brexit: a political event used to jump-start a cultural revolution.
This cultural revolution takes the form of the founding groups of European nations asserting their right to self-interest. Where previously it was seen as “politically correct” to demonize these groups so that other groups could participate, the new wisdom is that diversity does not work; balkanization is the future, and each group must be expected to act in self-interest.
This lets us see the world through the lens of tribes. Each tribe acts in its own self-interest, and these never completely overlap although they experience temporary and partial overlap on certain issues. Instead of having an obligation to every other tribe, we have obligation only to our own tribe.
In other words, the great Leftist dream of equality, diversity and unity has died. There are borders for a reason. Social class exists for a reason. People separate and spend time with people like themselves. They are not interested in being part of other groups, or feeling guilty for the misfortunes or failures of those groups.
If we could designate a second Declaration of Independence, the election of Donald Trump would be it. “I owe nothing to anyone but my own tribe,” it said. Gone is the guilt for whatever condition other groups find themselves in. Gone is the moral guilt sensation that urges us to support them. Instead, we act independently, for ourselves.
The Trump victory is a revolution against Control, which is the habit of making people into atomized (“equal”) units so universal ideological rules can be applied to them all, essentially “herding” them so they support the agenda of those that control them.
Control resembles a broken family unit. If the other members have needs that are inconvenient to those of the parents, they are ignored and explained away as non-important. Those in power remain there, independent of the realistic demands on the family.
If Control has a motto, it is “Don’t Inconvenience My Ego,” which is the motto of tyrants everywhere. They want what they want, and any exceptions are to be struck down so that the intent of those in control can continue to express itself. Control is basically reality-denial, where humans feel that power in human affairs is more important than reality.
You can see this in the small in everyday life. People fear insignificance, death, error, risk and isolation so they create some position of importance for themselves and go into a little mental world where they are a supreme being. They do this with business, social status, ideology and religion. It is life-denial through death-denial.
The West has fallen into the hands of Control because we are not unified by culture, values and religion. That occurred when we first encountered diversity and stopped believing that we could have social standards in common. Alienation spread; problems remain. Class warfare and Leftism arose from this event.
Until we fix this problem, the West will not rise again. We need unity and it can only occur through sharing the same purpose, which we work toward in unequal roles, but all benefit from what it provides, which is mental stability, a joy in life itself, and a belief in life being worth living — even with death in the wings.
This is why, despite our jubilation at the results of this election, we must keep a focus on the core issue, which is ending modernity, which starts with egalitarianism and extends to democracy, sexual liberation, diversity and moral relativism. As one analysis of the Trump win tells us:
This election has at best delayed the agenda of the far-left, if that. Some day they will come back and use the institution of democracy to further that agenda.
Hence we find our real enemy. The institution of democracy is what will be used to continue the dispossession of productive whites and traditional families. If not today, then in four years, or eight, or twelve. It doesn’t really matter exactly when, because the clock is ticking and it is only a matter of time. When, not if. There is going to come a point where European stock all over the world will have to accept that the number of warm bodies at the ballot box is an insufficient justification for rule. Otherwise, we will be destroyed by vindictive incompetents. We will have to stand up and yell: “I don’t care how many billions you number your horde, I will not be ruled by you and yours under any circumstance. I will not allow you to have any say over myself, my family, my people or my nation. Get out.”
Leftism is insanity or evil. There is no compromise or “bipartisanship” with it because it destroys individuals and civilizations in its deranged quest for total ideological control. Ordinary people go along with it because the ideas of equality and pacifism make them feel warm fuzzies and get weak.
The point is that we either end Leftism, or it ends us: our civilization, and our exceptional individuals.
The Right usually fail to understand Leftism. They look at it as a logical argument, when in fact it is an emotional impulse that is then justified with theory. Leftists do not think, in an analytical sense; they act out impulses and then later invent reasons for them.
There is no way to coexist with the Left. They exist in an entirely different reality; where the Right aims to adapt to Reality, the Left aims to deny it. The result is that the two groups talk past one another without realizing it, but the advantage goes to the Left, as they get taken seriously instead of being (rightly) written off as neurotics.
The Left supports Control. They want to set up one rule and make everyone obey it. The Right is a revolution against this control because our preference is to use results in reality instead of human judgments as a measure of what is correct. Trump was Rightist in that he was a revolution against the narrative advanced by the social group that is the Left, which asserts this narrative is more important than reality.
Crowds favor the Left however. Its message of individualism, where every individual is accepted despite failings, and of pacifism, resonates with the fear in all human beings. Like good salesmen, the Left manipulate feelings and channel them toward purchase of Leftism as the singular solution to human problems.
For this reason, democracy always swings Leftward. Both democracy and Leftism are based in the idea of individualism and, with it, equality. Democracy has led us astray for many years, accelerating after WWII and the fall of the Soviet Union because it had eliminated its ideological competition.
If anything, the phenomena of Brexit and Trump are a revolution against democracy as usual. They upend what is popular, and replace it with what is real, not because it is a democratic event but because this is a revolt against democracy following the standard pattern into ideological insanity.
Democracy favors ideas that sound good and offer simplistic pleasant illusions instead of nuanced truth. When left unchecked, this process veers toward the type of doctrinaire ideological fanaticism that we see in both Hillary Clinton supporters and the Soviet Union.
Trump and Brexit were a backlash against this dysfunction. They were not democracy as usual, but a frantic attempt to correct the delusions into which democracy had drifted. In the future, salvation will be found by skipping the middleman and abolishing democracy in favor of sensible, realistic leaders who deny the Crowd consensus.
One of the — many — problems with democracy is that it produces a consensus based on what is socially popular, and this denies reality. As even Leftist rag The New Republic notes, this consensus is both inaccurate and designed to belittle those who reject the narrative in favor of a more detailed view of reality:
Americans outside the big cities may not identify with conservatives, but they identified with their neighbors, both physically and culturally. And they heard the popular culture laughing at them.
Popular culture is like the popular kids in high school. It flatters those who are in a group of cool kids because they support the illusions that each member needs, and derives its power from excluding others.
Groups like this form because it gives their members power. Like a street gang or union, they attack in groups and withhold approval from any who do not agree to help them in achieving their agenda. The anonymity of the group makes them bold, and the fear that someone might see through the illusions of the group drives them to cruelty.
They created a shield to defend their doctrinaire opinions called political correctness. At first it was assumed to be a moral improvement through language, but over time it became clear that political correctness served only to silence those who disagreed with the narrative. At that point, people turned against it.
Trump won because of a cultural issue that flies under the radar and remains stubbornly difficult to define, but is nevertheless hugely important to a great number of Americans: political correctness.
More specifically, Trump won because he convinced a great number of Americans that he would destroy political correctness.
Trump has destroyed political correctness. He marched forth, said all the things that the “smart” people in the elites of our media, academia and government said were wrong, and then triumphed. Political correctness thrived by forcing people to apologize for noticing non-narrative facts, and then destroying their lives.
With Trump, this ended. They could not destroy him. When their attempts failed, the Left were revealed for their true form: fanatics who are essentially cowards. They attack in groups to force others to agree with them especially when reality conflicts with their ideas, and for them, dissent equals enmity.
No society can live under this, and so as with Brexit, the rise of Trump signaled a desire for even the mentally sedentary electorate to break free from the moribund path that liberalism promises. Ideology in conflict with reality can only accelerate because to do otherwise is to lose its perceived legitimacy.
This problem is inherent to democracy. By proclaiming all people equal, we in fact declare that bad is equal to good and therefore, that good is a disadvantage and bad is more efficient. This creates a proliferation of bad. Democracies all follow this path, leaving behind ruined societies ruled by tyrants.
If we seek a solution, it is found by extending the symbolic success of Trump into reality, and recognizing that there is no such thing as equality, and that people need to be placed into hierarchies where the sane once again rule over the rest, who tend toward insanity.
This requires us to realize the contrary truth to the democratic lie, which is that Darwin was right and nature is right. We must, instead of trying to preserve all people as equals, choose the ones that are useful and give them power, while deporting those who are destructive. Nature provides a powerful metaphor:
Shaken by the knowledge that some plants produce and others merely target productive plants, Danny realized he had to judge plants by their actions rather than treating them all as identical. This was at odds with what his Marxists professors had told him, and contrary to the instruction from the news readers on the screen who filled time between commercials for unhealthy products.
Eventually, he gave in to traditional gardening techniques, ruthlessly killing weeds, ripping thorns away, and having no mercy for poison and stranglers. He wanted the good plants to have a chance to grow unhindered and no longer tolerated senseless doctrine and phony morality from fools trying to teach false nature.
People are not all good; in fact, most are varying degrees of bad, and if given power, will behave as the Left do. In fact, the Left is composed of such people. They are not good people, but those who will destroy anything given them and make the rest of us pay for their insanity.
As the Trump administration progresses, the Alt Right will serve an important role: it will carry on this symbolic power by denying the comfortable and convenient illusions of democracy. This shows the power of the Brexit/Trump backlash: we have finally split with years of illusion, and are ready to assert realism again.
Whatever the outcome of this election, a permanent schism has occurred. The con man and his “mark” (victim) have recognized each other, and the relationship is now adversarial.
For years, Americans and Europeans slept in a consumer wonderland. They were told that the evil of Hitler had been banished and now everything would be Utopian. This required giving much of their income to the State for use in social welfare benefits, but it did not seem expensive, to avoid these problems.
Over time, views have changed. Instead of mitigating problems, the government made them worse. Where once there were only a few angry minority groups, now much of America seems occupied by third-world populations who blame the white people for the poverty, disorder and crime in these areas.
And yet, when actions are taken to fix this, they are never enough and if they fail, white people are blamed. The third-world portion of our society is entirely dependent on the white middle class for taxes that pay for the benefits it demands, and whenever someone balks, the race riots come out.
Finally we elected a black president. The thought was that now we could all get along. Instead, divisions are more clear than ever as white people realize they, too, are a minority group and can represent their own interests just like any other special interest group. This has incensed the dependents.
At the top of the pile, government waves its magic wand and makes problems go away; that these problems return in greater number and severity is fine by government, because it wants an excuse to increase its budget. We already spend more on education, healthcare, policing and public welfare than any other first-world nation, and now we are $20 trillion in the hole with debt.
There is nowhere for this to go but collapse. Government will continue to grow, draining wealth from the middle class who will become impoverished. Third-world immigrants will become the majority, and all elections will be won by Leftists. White people will die out from poverty, violence and existential misery.
The Alt Right rose because it recognized that ethnic identity and variations between individuals are more important than the doctrine of equality. We can build an empire on homogeneity and hierarchy, but not on equality. Equality is a type of entropy that drains all energy from the system and leaves it depleted.
White people in the US and EU are realizing now that Leftism is a pathology that will never stop. Its goal is Utopian, and not measured in reality-based metrics, but in feelings and symbols. It will grind us into the ground and leave a smoking wasteland, and never consider that it might do so.
The Leftist train — single women, unhappy neurotics, ethnic minorities and sexual non-conformists — will push for total control and displace all things that make a healthy and happy society. White people are the sacrifice to this end, both as a cash cow to be milked for taxes, and an enemy of the state against whom discrimination is encouraged.
In the meantime, all of the elements of the Leftism dream have failed. Diversity has created social chaos. Sexual liberation has destroyed the family. Consumerism has burned itself out, and globalism become a threat to the world economy. The environment is savaged, social order ruined, and wealth dissipated through Leftist policies.
People are beginning to have some realizations.
They are recognizing that the current system was sold to them on the basis of lies, and therefore is null as a contract. What was promised was not delivered, and the opposite was delivered instead. They voted for racial reconciliation, charity and tolerance, and got a Soviet-style ideological authoritarian government.
They are seeing that the current social and political order cannot stand because it is toxic to the experience of normal, healthy life. The proposition nation of different ethnicities cannot work, nor can the social welfare programs, nor even the public education. Democracy has failed by self-destructing.
They are observing that ideology is a popularity contest that always finds the wrong answer because it is based on symbols and feelings, not reality. Whatever uses a popularity contest to find answers will create dangerous lies and destroy all who notice that these lies are in fact untruths.
They are perceiving that democracy = Leftism because once one drop of egalitarian thinking taints the pool, the whole thing becomes infected with a rapidly-reproducing virus that leads people to self-destruct in pursuit of an emotional goal. It is simply an evil, deceptive and corrupt idea.
They are also getting the feeling that “birds of a feather flock together” works, while the rainbow nation turns every group into a victim and forces them to fight one another.
The core of the Alt Right — and what normal people are noticing — is that population is politics. Genetics are our destiny, both as a group and in the different abilities of individuals. One rule for everyone is not a workable strategy. Mobs are destructive.
A thought closely related to this then appears: “Systems” — labyrinths of rules designed to reach the right answer — do not work. Putting the best people in charge does, and by the same token, the crazy and chronically unhappy people out there must be disenfranchised and oppressed or they will destroy us.
Systems create proxies, or intermediate measurements through rules and measurements, that are quickly gamed because they are simpler than reality and easy to manipulate. Without good people stopping the insanity, it increases itself and quickly reverses the meaning of all good intentions.
Instead we need an organic understanding of society, and that conflicts with equality in all and any forms. In organic systems, many parts of unequal roles work together by pursuing basic concepts like self-interest. They are kept in check by those above them, forming a hierarchy.
This method of civilization has worked since the dawn of time. Democracy, equality and diversity were experiments, and now we have our answer.
All of those involved in the counter-reaction to the Leftist reign of the past two centuries share these basic observations or inclinations. We went along with the plan while it seemed to work, but now we realize it is a path to doom.
Whatever happens in this election, the schism is permanent, and will result in the separation of different groups by identity. These will not be inclined toward Leftism, at least for whites, and they will be forced to defend themselves against the other 95% of humanity that wants to dominate them and take what they have.
In short, we stand on the precipice of a new dark age. Unlike the last couple centuries, this one is based in reality and so can provide for us a healthy and normal life, if we are brave enough to accept it. As of right now, the conflict rages in our hearts, but soon it will spill out onto the streets.
Imagine a spacecraft whose captain has succumbed to space madness being drawn ever faster towards its doom at the center of a collapsed dead star, a black hole. Upon any of the crew who express concern at their impending fate, the captain inveighs condemnations, declaring them hateful and divisive.
It does not matter how she rationalizes her mad quest to join the gravitational singularity; what matters is that if the few remaining crew who retain their sanity fail to stop the captain and then make immediate course corrections, they will all end up dead and compacted into a neat burial in the universe’s deepest grave.
Action is necessary, but the choice to live is binary. After a successful mutiny the range of directions the spacecraft will take is wide, and a small change in velocity before the near miss with the singularity will have a huge effect on which direction they end up speeding off afterwards, due to the gravitational slingshot effect the huge mass of the black hole provides. After the rendezvous, the high momentum will make changes in direction require more energy. As such, the mutineers must give thought to where they’d like to end up now, while they’re escorting the captain to the airlock (“Airlock her out! Airlock her out!”).
The gravity of this election provides us a similar opportunity.
The news media have exchanged their valuable but ephemeral capital of public trust for election influence, and while this will cost them in the future as their audience turns elsewhere, for the moment it has bought them what they wanted. A recent poll shows that “most voters say they think Hillary Clinton broke the law by using a private email address on a personal server while she was secretary of state”, but that these concerns may have been blunted by unproven “allegations about Donald Trump’s behavior toward women.” The frenzied lies and bias of the media have contributed to the current state where most people do not care about government corruption, in part because their minds are distracted by non-issues.
What they really care about is their side winning. If a guy on your team sneaks in an illegal hit against the other team, you cheer, but if a guy on the other team does it, you shout and clamor until the ref does something about it. You tell yourself when your guy hits, it’s OK, it’s good, because your teams needs to win — winning is more important than the rules of the game, or even the purpose of the game.
At this point in the election, the gloves have long come off and all the players are just brawling. Conservatives want to resist this, because they have an aversion to cheating and a desire for everyone to play by the rules, particularly themselves. We need to remember that we are not playing a game; we are deciding our future, including whether or not we survive. This transcends party politics, and so it makes no sense to hold ourselves to standards that the other side has long abandoned — we instead have our own standards to which we hold ourselves.
Stephan Molyneux, a man who strongly adheres to the ideals of rationality, skepticism, and a scientific results-oriented view of the world, has not only taken a side in this election, but describes our current predicament with passionate conviction: “The future of everything you treasure, everything you hold dear, everything your ancestors built is right now hanging by a thread.”
Everything’s looser now, more chaotic. People still go about their daily lives as usual, the truckers still deliver goods, the janitors still clean, and the engineers keep the electricity and oil flowing. But in their minds are doubts about the current reigning order. Most dislike the way we’re governed, but know no alternatives, and a hidden anxiety grows rampant. The heat is on, the whole system is more energized now so that pathways that were previously barred due to high activation energies now appear within reach. This whole election has been a catalyst for an until-now slowly growing reaction.
The next few years will require a consistent, strong fight. Possibly this will take the form of putting into action America’s massive civilian arsenal, but hopefully we will be able to simply maintain pressure on President Trump to not veer from his mandate. In such a chaotic environment where opposing forces escalate to unknown ceilings, we may not now see the specific paths that will open up. What will serve us best at this moment before the plunge is a clear vision of where we want to go, of what we want to build when we emerge on the other side.
Most of the time, we get a range of choices that we can make in response to a need. If we wonder what to do with that empty field at the back of the property, for example, dozens or even billions of ideas spring to mind, and we eliminate most of them as impractical or too expensive.
We do not get that luxury when a choice is thrust upon us. For example, the neighbor to the east offers to sell his land at a certain price. There is a yes, or a no, and any other options are variations of those two. This is the situation we find ourselves in with this election, and with Leftism.
Both of those things — Leftism and this election — originated from outside of us, and presented themselves to us like a stump in the middle of the road we are otherwise whipping through. We are no longer making choices, but are forced to make a decision about something that we did not choose.
Those who have been around this green Earth for a little while find that emergency situations are of this binary nature. Most people cannot induce their brains to recognize the threat before them and that it is real. As a result, they go into denial, or distract themselves with tangents.
A few always click with the danger right away. To them, a binary decision has arisen: they either deal with the problem, or it deals with them… and so, they choose to deal with it. At that point, the facility of choice returns because there are multiple ways to deal with it. But first they had to get over that hump and admit that it was real.
With Election 2016, as with Brexit, we are being forced to snap out of our ordinary slumber and recognize a real threat to all of us. That is, a toxic occupying force controls our lands and through its methods — equality, permissiveness, diversity and government control — it intends to destroy us and replace us with useful idiots.
Who those useful idiots are matters a lot less than the fact that our inertia is carrying us toward this fate, and we have a binary choice: either we accept the reality and get some choices, or we go into denial and then the choice will be made for us.
No one wants to wake up one day to the realization that they are in a failing civilization and that their government is hostile to them. No one thinks about how great it would be to live through the decline and fall of an empire as great as Rome (or at least close). But this is upon us, and it divides us.
In this election, there are two groups. Some grasp the situation and are able to act. The rest are hovering around in mental nonsense land, wondering if the candidate “clicks” with them or what their feelings are. They have dodged the question entirely because it is more convenient, comfortable and easy to remain in spaced-out narcissism.
For those who recognize the problem, the entire political landscape shifts. We are no longer talking about issues, laws and working the system. We are talking about averting a crisis which has crept up on us because we were busy taking the system at face value. We can no longer do that; now, we are revolutionaries and rebels.
Half of our society will remain in the low self-esteem space where they listen to society, take it at face value and act as it tells them to. They cannot or will not recognize that these people are deadly and results will be horrible in short order, and that the smiling faces on the television are lying to us and want us destroyed.
The other half is people like you, dear reader. You were comfortably in the ego-bubble of consumer products, entertainment, social pressures and comforting words in strong voices from government and media. Now, you have seen through the illusion, and you are terrified because you realize the enemy is among us.
Whatever happens tomorrow, you must stand your ground. You cannot go back to comfortable oblivion. You must go forward. Whether that is with the ballot, or the bullet, remains to be seen. But what you see is real, and by recognizing it, you have made the binary choice. Now the only question is how to defeat the enemy.
It has been decided that in this house, we will hope for the best in the election, but spend the day watching Lord of the Rings and thinking on what it is we want for society. That movie series follows the quest of a motley band of officially unimportant citizens in their quest to restore a Western monarchy.
Oddly, that follows with about what the modern West needs. The yeoman hobbits play a vital role in coming together with others to restore order when threatened by insatiable evil. Along the way, the characters involved discover within themselves supernatural awareness and a deep existential longing for social and moral order.
There will be snacks of a mostly-healthy nature, possibly fermented beverages, and no shortage of pipe weed (“…a variety of Nicotiana…”). While the world struggles with whether it wants to live or not, and people outside rage onward, we will contemplate our deepest hopes. All else has been canceled to allow this, not like anyone will get much done on this momentous and historical day anyway.