Every now and then it makes sense to ask, where are we now?
We are watching democracy collapse, and caught between two forces: the denialists who want to keep chasing the symbolic, messianic, and conjectural ideology of equality, and the realists who see that prole-rule has totally failed.
When someone realizes that prole-rule has totally failed, they hit a “red pill moment” in which they see in a flash how everything they have believed is a lie.
They suddenly recognize that equality is nonsense, diversity is death, and that our governments that were supposed to free us have become abusers who control us for the benefit of those employed by the “Deep State,” sort of an old boys network — spanning industry, academia, media, NGOs, government, and even religion — for genderless, raceless, classless, and cultureless citizens of the globalist NWO.
In the span of a few seconds, their brains go from trying to adapt to the System, to seeing the System as a parasite, predator, and enemy that will lead to their doom. They stop seeing society as a natural thing, and more as a path to death. They realize history is a forgery.
To see things like this, and have the resulting awakening, is to be suddenly cast out of a place where everything sort of makes sense and you mostly have a plan, and to be thrown instead into a world where you are trying to escape the threat which is all around you and popular with almost all of your species.
It’s like waking up in the middle of a zombie movie and realizing that you are one of the few characters who is not infected.
Much of America has gone through this process over the past year. This was, in my view, the ultimate Trump plan and the reason that he has slow-walked his election counter-attack.
During his first term, Trump realized that his real opposition — that which held him back — was the Republican party. They had no interest in change, mainly because there was no pressure from the voters to force conservatives to start conserving anything.
Like an office workplace in a company that is slowly fading away, American politics became cozy. Each side had its role. They both played these roles, and America slowly followed the path of every democracy before it, heading toward an anarchic and yet socialist state where cultureless citizens pursued their own ego-drama and desires as a means of distracting themselves from the onrushing oblivion.
If you are thinking the last days of Rome, or even Berlin in 1945, or possibly the prostitutes who roamed Moscow in 1990 searching for Western currency, you have the right idea. Civilization was dying; the cause of its death was its pursuit of equality, but it was popular, so no one could say NO to the disease, and therefore everyone decided to self-destruct since any hope of change was futile.
We have been in this situation for years in the West. Your parents probably considered themselves wise when they told you:
It’s a total mess and it’ll never change. All these free stuff programs like Social Security and Medicaid are too popular, they’ll never get repealed. Government will take more every year, so you just have to charge more and keep your head above water. Get a good job and buy a house in a nice White neighborhood so the kids don’t get raped in the bathrooms at school, then get a good health plan and retirement. It’s the best you can do while we wait for The End.
Societies are like businesses. When they start out, they are run by talented people who simply do what needs to be done. They do not have titles, or authority, except that they can do what needs doing and therefore, they move the business forward.
As the business ages, the founders take off. If they are lucky, they got vested and retire rich. If not, they move on to somewhere else where they can work on something else that is starting out and therefore, demands their skills. In their place come everyday work-jobbers.
The work-jobbers want a comfortable office life. They want a regular paycheck with no risk of interruption. Like the shareholders of the company, they really could not care less about the quality of the product, so long as it sells a lot and those checks keep rolling in.
Work-jobbers have an advantage over founders: they are interchangeable parts, so if one moves to another job, dies, or burns out, the Human Resources ladies can publish a job wanted ad, get in some resumes, and find someone who on paper at least can serve the same function.
As soon as the company runs into problems, however, the work-jobbers change to a different mode: woe is me. They now view themselves as victims forced to work in this awful place which is failing, and this justifies them taking everything that they can out of the company.
However, they will not be able to articulate this. If they say, “the company is failing,” then they have told themselves that they have to get out, and that requires change, and this clashes with woe is me. In addition, everyone else will turn on them for having revealed the crisis — classic “shoot the messenger” — and call them losers. For these reasons, instead of stating the obvious, these work-jobbers insist that everything is fine, but that they are victims of corporate culture or some other scapegoat.
We are in this place with the current West. No one wants to be the first to say that the ship is sinking because then everyone else will call them a loser, and on top of that, they will have to reconfigure their lives to deal with the new threat. We prefer to ignore the real threat and focus on non-threats like corporate culture, sexism in the boardroom, not enough equality or diversity, or other symbolic and therefore emotional things that have no bearing on much of anything.
People love to talk about getting past the Left/Right paradigm, but when someone actually does, they pretend not to notice for the same reason, mainly that if they do find an alternative, they have to stop blaming the Left/Right paradigm and act on what they have learned. Years ago, I offered them an alternative explanation through Crowdism:
Crowdism is not a decision any more than cancer is a design for a new organism; it is the lack of decision, of goal, of design. It is not random, however, so unlike chaos, it is a predictable and rarely-changing order. Some would call it entropy.
A group of people – an electorate, a committee, a mob – gets together, and soon a once-promising idea has through compromise and censorship (the removal of that which might offend, or shock, or be contrary to already-well-established tastes) become distilled down to something completely acceptable to every member of the crowd. The only problem is that, in the process, it has come to resemble every other action that the crowd has been known to take. No matter – the same old thing dressed up as something new serves a dual function, in that it both provides novelty and, by virtue of being essentially similar to everything else, avoids presenting people with stimulus they cannot recognize and thus immediately know they can handle.
It is as a pathology much like overeating, in which case one confuses the signal for being full, which eliminates psychological doubt, with the process of eating, and hopes that by eating again and again to banish doubt (which increasing doubt in direct proportion to girth!).
The point is that decay occurs whenever humans make decisions as groups instead of setting up a hierarchy of the most talented to lead.
In groups, people decide to avoid talking about what they fear, and instead to talk about what they wish were true, which means that soon they have banned the fears and prevented discussion of actual issues. Instead, they talk about things that unify the group, like its scapegoats and wishful thinking, concentrating on emotional issues usually surrounding the woe is me mentality.
This means that most people spend their time talking about what they do not have and want, and invent stories about how they were unable to have it because of something that someone else did. This way, the speaker is blameless, and others will ratify that view of the world in order to be sociable.
In this way, the world of human socializing — peer pressure, the pursuit of novelty, a compulsion to be unique and therefore noteworthy, and acceptance of all in the group in order to keep the group unified — gradually sends any group over the cliff. It refuses to talk about real risks and fears, and instead projects its desires and scapegoats, making mention of actual reality taboo while it creates its own false reality.
That in turn creates reversed thinking. Instead of looking at the world, determining what is needed, and then finding a solution, the group defers to authority, and chooses from among the methods on offer since they are all that is available. They then apply these to the issues at hand even though these methods will not offer the solution that they need. Like customers wandering into a 7-11 at 4 am looking for something to fix a leaky pipe, they cannot find a wrench and pipe sealant, so end up with a can opener and a Fun Size Pak of chewing gum instead.
Somewhere along the way, the group settles on “equality” as a goal because this notion is perpetually popular among humans since it guarantees acceptance of the individual. Allowing all sorts of people in the group is a small price to pay for the privilege of never being ejected, and so humans respond positively to equality since it promises to eradicate conflict and therefore, cuts away the chances that each individual will find himself on the losing side of a conflict.
Once you posit equality, however, you have created a bargain with the devil because results in nature are rarely equal. This forces the group into the next stage, subsidies. The first stage establishes a type of anarchy where anything that is accepted in socializing — not culture, nor history, but the type of contextless interaction that occurs at pubs and coffee shops — becomes acceptable, and the second reasons that in order to support this, those who are less-than-equal must be subsidized by taking money, power, time, and social status from those who are above the equality line.
This in turn begins the process of monopoly. In a society without subsidies, the cost of any action remains low, like activities in the early days of a company. When the subsidies kick in, you have in effect a type of legalized corruption that skims a certain percentage off every stage in an activity.
For example, if you are building a house, you pay extra to the inspector to approve your plan. Then you pay a bribe on top of all the materials, and give extra to the workers so they actually do something. You have to tip the local police and neighbors. The house becomes more expensive.
This means that soon, only the rich can afford to build houses. To them, the extra few tens of thousands represents a tiny slice of their wealth, so they can shrug it off, where anyone who is not rich is looking at something beyond their abilities.
Subsidies decrease margins. Profit goes down, and so salaries go down, while prices go up because all of those skimming-off-the-top momements add up and are factored into the final price as a cost. When you have affirmative action, high taxes, regulations, and unions, each one of those adds a certain percentage to what you pay in the end for the product.
Almost no one can figure this out because your average person operates in a have-money-spend-money type of budgeting. He gets a salary and he spends it, so if the salary goes up, he figures that he has more money, and if prices go up he justifies that expenditure by demanding more salary. If this worked, everyone would be rich, but it takes longer than a pay period to play out, so no one notices that they are pursuing a failing strategy.
Crowdism in this way resembles a red tide, or the situation that happens when too much nutrition flows into ocean waters, causing algae to reproduce at unsustainable rates. When you have too much wealth in a society, it loses sight of its goal, and soon its citizens become parasites upon it, suffocating all future life. Contrast this to the red tide in Florida this year:
Red Tide is a collection of harmful algae. Here we are specifically referring to a tiny marine organism called Karenia brevis.
It is a microorganism that produces neurotoxins and can be found in the Gulf of Mexico all the time but usually at levels low enough that it doesn’t cause significant harm.
The harmful algae feast upon nutrients regularly found in Tampa Bay, such as nitrogen.
Excess nitrogen enters the water in many ways, including through fertilizer runoff and wastewater released from land.
Sensible societies restrain wealth by sequestering it among a group of good people, known as aristocrats, who know how to govern by doing very little, but keep the wealth from spreading among those who will misuse it, like the mercantile bourgeois middle class and the lower classes, who will vote for something free even if it kills them, simply because it is taken from people wealthier than them who they scapegoat as the cause of their poverty.
At the end of any society, then, you end up with people who depend on government for free stuff because the skimming to produce that free stuff has made them broke. You also have a few rich corporations who own everything because only they can afford the high taxes and costs. Your government, having figured out that it can buy votes, has not only promised a whole bunch of free stuff that no one will vote against lest they be seen as “stealing” from what the people are “owed,” but has realized that if it imports more people who want free stuff, it will forever stay in power. They bring in not just people from lower-IQ groups in the third world, but the worst of those groups, since the good ones make things work back at home, but the inherently criminal go abroad for bigger bucks.
This takes us to America pre-COVID-19. Since the end of WW2, when conservatism was demonized by having some things in common with Adolf Hitler, the Left has ruled with its plans for free stuff and unlimited immigration. Every now and then, they push too far, and you get a Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, or Donald Trump.
However, since the fall of the Soviet Union, the American establishment (and the European Union) has absorbed the lessons of Communism, mainly that when the only way to get ahead is through the System, the only options available for the voters will be those friendly to the System. They had elections in Communist states, too, but somehow the ruling tyrants always got 96% — gunshot noises — sorry, 98% of the vote.
Our elites believe that China has a superior order, and their corporate sponsors depend on China both for labor and as a market, therefore they do what China wants, and if the USA loses superpower status, they think, this will not affect them personally all that much, since the deals and kickbacks will continue. We have seen this pattern before in history:
For the upper caste of an Athenian elite already contemptuous of democracy, the city’s defeat in the Peloponnesian War confirmed that Sparta’s system was preferable. It was a high-spirited military aristocracy ruling over a permanent servant class, the helots, who were periodically slaughtered to condition them to accept their subhuman status. Athenian democracy by contrast gave too much power to the low-born. The pro-Sparta oligarchy used their patrons’ victory to undo the rights of citizens, and settle scores with their domestic rivals, exiling and executing them and confiscating their wealth.
For my last column I spoke with The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman about an article he wrote more than a decade ago, during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency. His important piece documents the exact moment when the American elite decided that democracy wasn’t working for them. Blaming the Republican Party for preventing them from running roughshod over the American public, they migrated to the Democratic Party in the hopes of strengthening the relationships that were making them rich.
In the more than 10 years since Friedman’s column was published, the disenchanted elite that the Times columnist identified has further impoverished American workers while enriching themselves. The one-word motto they came to live by was globalism—that is, the freedom to structure commercial relationships and social enterprises without reference to the well-being of the particular society in which they happened to make their livings and raise their children.
This meant that when Donald Trump snuck in through an election that no one expected him to win, the Establishment found itself caught by surprise. The fix had been in… but it was not enough. Trump threatened to dethrone the world order set up after the fall of Communism, where the West mired in market socialism produced a few huge corporations to rule the world, and these need China to provide cheap labor so they can make mega-profits and avoid expensive, surly Western labor.
His election unsettled Republicans the most. They saw that their comfortable arrangement, where they played controlled opposition to the Left and raked in big money from people who wanted the standard GOP “military, Jesus/Israel, guns, Apple Pie, and free markets” line to advance. The GOP spent the late 1990s and early Obama years crusading against abortion, losing every time, but each time they lost, more money came in to fight the evil.
The GOP, however, makes its money from Americans interested in America; the DNC, on the other hand, makes its money from internationalists whose goal is to set up a worldwide market so that national cultures do not get in the way of more cash pouring in. It has not occurred to them that doing so will eventually remove the topography of the market, reducing margins and putting them in the same dead-spin cycle that took out the Soviet Union.
When Trump got elected, it threw a wrench into the machinery of globalism, and consequently disrupted the big corporations — Black Rock, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Hollywood, and others — which seem to rule each industry through six big players, each of whom tacitly collaborates with the rest to keep prices at a certain level. How do they do this? Well, they all hire each others’ kids, you see, and they all go to the same clubs and restaurants, and they all meet at DNC events for the cocktails and (probably) “cheese pizza”…
That threw the Left back into action. They summoned all of their money, roped in the US intelligence agencies, got collaboration from China and some in the EU, then set about manufacturing a panic over an aggressive flu, COVID-19, and race riots which kept American cities burning for a summer simply because no one would arrest the rioters and, even if some did, the Leftists in power quickly let them off.
The GOP let all of this slide, so Trump adopted a Yeltsin strategy, based on the interesting career of Soviet reformer Boris Yeltsin:
After Gorbachev came to power, he chose Yeltsin in 1985 to clean out the corruption in the Moscow party organization and elevated him to the Politburo (as a nonvoting member) in 1986. As the mayor of Moscow (i.e., first secretary of Moscow’s Communist Party committee), Yeltsin proved an able and determined reformer, but he estranged Gorbachev when he began criticizing the slow pace of reform at party meetings, challenging party conservatives, and even criticizing Gorbachev himself.
Yeltsin was demoted to a deputy minister for construction but then staged the most remarkable comeback in Soviet history. His popularity with Soviet voters as an advocate of democracy and economic reform had survived his fall, and he took advantage of Gorbachev’s introduction of competitive elections to the U.S.S.R. Congress of People’s Deputies (i.e., the new Soviet parliament) to win a seat in that body in March 1989 with a landslide vote from a Moscow constituency. A year later, on May 29, 1990, the parliament of the Russian S.F.S.R. elected him president of the Russian republic against Gorbachev’s wishes. In his new role, Yeltsin publicly supported the right of Soviet republics to greater autonomy within the Soviet Union, took steps to give the Russian republic more autonomy, and declared himself in favour of a market-oriented economy and a multiparty political system.
The Soviet elite saw how well market socialism — basically, socialism funded by taxes on free markets — was working in the West, and how close it was to their own system, and decided that in order to survive, they would let in just a little of the Western system. China did the same, but more smoothly. The Soviets decided instead to stage the usual show, where reformers battled it out with hardliners and then the hardliners won. Yeltsin took the long route around the system, got the vote, and promptly deposed the rest of the Soviet system, something Gorbachev never would have done, since his allegiance was ultimately to the hardliners and, like the GOP, he was a reformer on the surface only.
During his first term, Trump realized that he was going to get nowhere with the GOP. When he appointed one to the Supreme Court, they suddenly started voting like a Leftist, because they went to all the same clubs, restaurants, parties, and NGO events as the Democrats did, and everyone agreed that it was easier not to rock the boat and so to continue the slow slide into suicide that Rome did through democracy and quasi-socialism. The Deep State, a group of entrenched bureaucrats spanning industry, media, academia, and government, wanted to keep its jobs intact and saw those as depending on the globalist order and Leftist revolts worldwide to justify the constant high taxes it needed, so when Trump sent out an order, it was ignored. When he brought up new ideas for a vote, Republicans talked a good game then betrayed him. The coup occurred during his first term when all of the American government, goaded on by the media and its useful idiots among the millennials who spend all day on social media because their jobs are easy because they are unecessary, thwarted him at every turn.
Normally, a politician could turn to his party and say, “Get a load of this. These guys are blocking us! I need you to back me up here.” Every time he did this, they nodded and smiled, said the right things, and then stabbed him in the back. He realized that they could do this because the voters were asleep as usual, having believed they did all that was necessary by voting for and sending checks to the GOP, so these voters were not asserting pressure on the Republicans. The Republican stooges could obstruct Trump because they would face no consequences, like losing elections.
Consequently, Trump needed to wake up the voters, and the only way to do this was through an insane outrage. He knew the Left would perform its time-honored role of stealing votes, so he laid a trap. He let them do it, then let the Establishment boot him out, and let Biden in, knowing that the globalists would wreck everything and eventually, reveal how much they were controlled by China.
COVID-19 just revealed how broken our system is. All of the experts are acting out of fear, not assessing what might be true, so when China showed dead bodies in the streets, our “experts” ignored all common sense and enacted a mass panic. We also see how democracy has made people insane, from the mask Karens screaming at people who refuse to wear the subservience muzzle to the cops arresting people for going outside, the social media censoring Ivermectin, Quercetin, and Hydrochloroquine, the angry mobs burning down cities, and how each company and institution used this as an excuse to maximize its power over the rest of us. When everyone is equal, there are no niches, and so power becomes a raw competition where each person seizes more than they should have before anyone else can get it. With equality, everyone becomes a petty tyrant: a little person hellbent on gaining Control and then forcing others to obey and humiliate themselves just so he can experience the sensation of power. COVID-19 showed us that democracy has gone too far, and has made our society into a horror.
As a result, Trump now has half of America ready for revolution. They realize that this is do-or-die, and have finally awakened from the stupor of voting for Republicans to bring Jesus back to Washington and are ready for a non-political solution. That means that instead of trying to work within the system with the Left, they want the Left gone. The Left has committed the sin of treason, with the evidence now bare through the theft of Election 2020, and so the Right is ready to take back power, shut the loopholes, disenfranchise the criminals, fire the Deep State, pare down government, wreck big media and Big Tech and any company stupid enough like Coca-Cola to tell people to “be less White,” and generally ravage the Washington, D.C. machine. This is the Yeltsin playbook, and it works a lot better than the Fort Sumter playbook the Confederates employed.
In democracy, whoever appears to be the aggressor loses, since democracy cultivates the woe is me people who are looking for scapegoats, and that attitude spreads like lice in a preschool. Trump made himself into the victim and the Left into the aggressor, and this has emboldened not just the Right but the Middle to be ready for a counter-attack. As more election data comes out, it becomes clear that this state of affairs cannot be tolerated, and the only way to prevent it is to have fewer Leftists in power ever again. As Biden continues to follow the Obama agenda, meaning that he postures against China but ultimately does whatever they want, the treasonous nature of Election 2020 and the DNC stands revealed to all.
This means that we are going into 2022 with the real possibility that Trump will be handed the presidency if not by law and the courts, by public opinion, at the same time a surge will have completed its massacre of the business-as-usual RINO GOP Establishment and will instead be vaulting pro-Trump candidates into power. The Republican elite have figured out that their future is either pro-Trump or nonexistent, so they are backing him, hoping for crumbs.
Increasingly the voters are tired of the political tricks like fake crises — the Steele dossier, the Jan 6 “insurrection,” COVID-19, Russian hacks, and the race riots of last summer — and are willing to remove anyone who supported them. The elites in Washington are not yet nervous, but they should be. Trump in office with a majority in the Congress means that he can not only have his supporters pass bills, but he can pass amendments.
Consider what would happen if the Fourteenth Amendment were repealed, and replaced with an amendment that made wealth transfer — taking money from one group to give to another group — illegal, banned administrative agencies, and set uniform standards for elections. First of all, without the Fourteenth Amendment, the Left could not force integration and bake-the-gay-cake style political exercises; second, without wealth transfer, all those entitlements, from Medicaid, Obamacare, Social Security, public schooling, welfare, EMTALA, and on down would go away, without politicians having to stand for repealing them. A ten-year immigration moratorium could pass, followed by repeal of the Hart-Celler Act and eventually a Green Immigration Deal that finally notices that America needs no more new people; in fact it needs fewer to keep its urbanization, pollution, and land overuse in check.
This would amount to Regime change in America. The postwar ruling group, the Left, would no longer be able to win simply by being anti-Hitler; the GOP cucks would no longer take in money to lose in their fight against abortion and atheism. In fact, we would see rules reining in democracy and replacing it with common sense, based in the idea — much as Yeltsin advocated — of localized rule instead of federal rule, free markets, and a lack of an ideological imperative (in Amerika, diversity) to force everyone to conform to a centralized authority.
The Yeltsin method will defeat the Thirty Tyrants who support China in this way. Trump needed an outraged, mobilized America in order to beat the Republican cucks and then, with them out of the way, to defeat the Left. To make that work, he set things in motion like the economic decoupling from China which are going to have massive ripples, destabilizing globalism and making it weak at the time when it faces its greatest adversity. Perhaps we should heed him when he says, “the best is yet to come.”