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This Week In Doom: American Nightmare

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Originally published on the Doomstead Diner on January 29, 2017

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax.”

 


The first full week of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump was both cruel and absurd. Nothing about this should be surprising. Trump is a singular example of the cult of personality, a manifestly unfit individual whose path to power has enabled a hidden phalanx of anti-democratic hedge-fund plutocrats and white supremacists to get their paws on executive power. These political apostates have funneled into the palaces where the wheels and gears of power are kept, like the mob storming Versailles, the better to finger the crystal and steal the silver.

The first week of the Trump administration marks the violent reassertion of the prerogatives of White Males against the legacy of Barack Obama and the Great Arc of History. This crowd’s capacity for brutality is unimaginable by middle class Americans who grew up on the legacy of the New Deal and amidst the prosperity engendered by winning World War II. Truly, who among us ever thought we’d have to beat Nazis again in this lifetime?

The first realization of the coming kleptocracy dawned as Trump announced his cabinet choices, resembling nothing so much as the Dread Pirate Roberts naming the plunder all star team to crew a new pirate ship.

Now, the owners of this glittering casino and their gum-toothed spawn are clawing back their presumptive place at the top of a so-called “meritocracy” that rewards their gene pool with the sweet perks of “freedom” and “capitalism,” which is political code for one class prospering off the suffering of another. The subsequent rewriting of laws then institutionalizes the grift and makes it like, official, dig?

If you’ve spent the week under a rock, here’s a summary of week one executive actions:

  • An order to “ease the burdens” of the Affordable Care Act, “to the extent allowed by law”. On Thursday, Trump cut all advertising to alert Americans that the ACA enrollment period ends on Tuesday.
  • He reinstated the “global gag rule,” a ban on federal funding for any international group provides abortion information to women. With NO exemptions for hospitals and clinics that don’t actually provide abortions, or for facilities that treat women with complications from abortions.
  • Trump issued executive memoranda to restart construction on the stalled Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.
  • Trump signed an executive order taking action on immigration. He announced plans to build the border wall with Mexico, and insisted Mexico would pay for it with tariffs. He threatened “sanctuary cities” with federal funding cuts, and announced plans to build more detention centers.
  • Politico reports that the executive orders signed this week   were composed by chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and were so hastily wrought they may be unenforcable or even illegal.
  • Trump removed the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation economic agreement supported by none of the presidential candidates, and against which candidate Trump campaigned.
  • Trump’s declared war on the press through his surrogates. At his briefings this week, Press Secretary Sean Spicer called on outlets that peddle fake news and praise Trump ahead of the AP and other mainstream outlets. Stephen Bannon suggested this week the media “should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut.”
  • He announced an initiative to look into imagined “voter fraud” by which the three million votes by which he lost the popular vote were cast by “illegal immigrants.” In a CNN interview, VoteStand founder Gregg Phillips said that he can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Clinton received at least 3 million “illegal” votes for president in 2016. Phillips stands accused of being a “revolving door hustler” and a state-level grifter dogged by controversy.
  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump issued an executive order halting refugee resettlement and suspending travel to the United States from the Muslim-majority countries Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. As I write, refugees and immigrants are being detained at airports all over the world because of the refugee ban. This includes an Iraqi military translator detailed at JFK airport. Crowds of protestors gathered at JFK and other ariports across the country, chanting,

“No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here!”

or a variant

“Say it loud and say it clear! Refugees are welcome here!”

Protesters rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday in New York City. (Stephanie Keith/Getty)

The order also bars legal permanent residents of the U.S. from returning home if they are now travelling overseas, even though they already went through “extreme vetting” procedures to get their green cards.

Late Saturday night, Federal Judge Ann Donnelly in New York issued a nationwide temporary injunction, halting the implementation of part of Trump’s executive order on immigration and blocking the deportation of travelers with valid visas detained at airports. This in response to a suit brought by the ACLU.

The judge further ruled that the government must immediately stop deporting travelers from the named nations, including refugees who already went through a rigorous vetting process, and provide a complete list of all those detained. The Intercept published an update.

Suffice it to say that when Michael Moore, Dick Cheney, and the Pope are all on the same side of an issue, and you’re on the other side, you’ve crossed the line: you’re an asshole.

Hours after Trump signed this executive order heralding this global descent into barbarism, a mosque in Texas went up in flames.

The Islamic Center of Victoria was set on fire around 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to local reports.

Victoria Fire Marshal Tom Legler told the Victoria Advocate he had no theories about the cause of the fire, but he is seeking assistance from state and federal fire investigators.

Just week one.

While Bannon writes, Trump tweets and Washington burns, the left continues to squabble about assigning blame for the Trumpenkrieg to various Hillbots or Berniebots or Steinswine. This endless circular firing squad, which obtains any time three of more “progressives” share the same space, is why we can’t have nice things. And why we have Trump.

One of the great shortcomings of the age derives from late stage capitalism. It is the keenness of focus on measurement at the expense of all other values. Remember working in businesses when profitability was enough? No more: now profitability must be maximized. How it works: most American industries are mature indistries, which over time become less profitable. These mature industries exist at a time of little real growth and the end of cheap energy. In this environment profitability comes from two sources: 1) squeezing more out of your current operation, and 2) stealing share from your competitors. Our “business leaders” conjure results from these two foci though spreadsheet worship, and concoct strategies by which they can wring the last erg of energy out of a workforce, all in the name of “efficiencies.” Enter automation, Amazon, and subcontractors.

American political philosopher Richard Rorty saw this coming. In his 1998 book “Achieving Our Country,” now much quoted in the New Yorker and around the internet, he observed our present circumstances:

“Members of labor unions, and unorganized and unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers—themselves desperately afraid of being downsized—are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.

“At that point, something will crack. The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking around for a strongman to vote for—someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots. . . . Once the strongman takes office, no one can predict what will happen. “

 

No one can predict what will happen. But if Trump’s first week is predictive of the future, the cruelty and absurdity of this week will continue until Robert Mercer and the Koch brothers determine he is too loose a cannon and needs to be impeached. Which will install President Pence. Remove Pence? There’s Ryan. With Orrin Fucking Hatch in the on deck circle. Vote them out in 2018? Talk to your Republican governors about who will actually be allowed to the polls in 2018.

By 2020, don’t be surprised if the franchise is not restricted to white male property owners with a net worth of $1 million. As God intended. And there are still assholes out there who will argue that voting doesn’t matter.

 

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92 Comments on "This Week In Doom: American Nightmare"

  1. makati1 on Sun, 29th Jan 2017 7:58 pm 

    Davy is afraid that I am correct. He has no proof that I am not. So he whines and pees himself trying to make me upset. LMAO.

  2. antaris on Sun, 29th Jan 2017 8:02 pm 

    THALB, Davy was the last guy interviewed. He was the fucking retard that wanted to blame O for 911.

  3. Mitch on Sun, 29th Jan 2017 10:51 pm 

    This has been an a disappointing exchange to read. We all have some degree of responsibility for the mess that our world is in and cat fighting certainly is not an effective way to bring about change for the better.
    Let’s do a thought experiment: The population of Canada is about 36.5 million. If you take the 0.1% who are most intelligent, you have about 36,000 people. If we only select those who are able to serve their country (don’t include children etc. in our selection) we will still have 12,000 or more people who have IQ’s > 145. In a time when the challenges that face humanity, including Canadians, are more complex, and the consequences associated with poor choices are more serious than at any other time in human history you would think that we would want the most intelligent people available to analyze the problems that confront us, and come up with policy. How many of these 12,000 people are representing us in government? I would be surprised if you could find even one in our elected government. Please remember who elects governments in the west.
    Most people treat those of exceptional intelligence as celebrities or freaks, and are largely indifferent to their accomplishments except when the result is a new toy for a population addicted to novelty and consumption.
    In absolute terms, there is no lack of very intelligent people in the world, who understand the crises that face humanity now, and who could even suggest mitigations. However, if nobody will listen to them, what can they do but look on in despair.

  4. GregT on Sun, 29th Jan 2017 11:39 pm 

    12,000 out of 36.5 million people Mitch? Congrats, you have just identified the primary reason why democracy will never work.

  5. makati1 on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 12:00 am 

    GregT, I agree. Democracy is a word in the dictionary and should be called fiction. It cannot exist. It never did. Never will.

  6. GregT on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 12:07 am 

    “The first week of the Trump administration marks the violent reassertion of the prerogatives of White Males against the legacy of Barack Obama and the Great Arc of History.”

    Without a doubt the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a long long while.

    Until I read this:

    “This crowd’s capacity for brutality is unimaginable by middle class Americans who grew up on the legacy of the New Deal and amidst the prosperity engendered by winning World War II.”

    And to think that some people still can’t figure out why the US is in so much trouble……..

  7. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 1:39 am 

    Hmmm…. you mean like Hitler, Cloggie?

    Now that you mention it, he was wildly popular, wasn’t he? And the Germans remained loyal to him until the bitter end. Perhaps there was a good reason for it. But you of course believe everything that your Zionist rulers told you about that period… because it made you folks and your Soviet buddies look good. But I tell you, once the US empire will fall, the entire pack of lies concerning the history of WW2 will fall with it. And my own Dutch government of 1940 won’t look good either.

    WW2: the rape of Germany by the US, USSR, UK, France, Poland, Canada, Yugoslavia, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Greece and yes, even ‘ally from hell’ Italy, the main reason why the Germans lost.

    But now the time has arrived for some major league suffering for the Americans, if the whole joint blows up. Not because of peakoil or cc baloney, but because of a hellish conflict between the Euro’s and the globalists, led by the youknowwhos and their BLM and SJW thugs.

  8. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 3:32 am 

    “Trump Orders Military to Prepare for World War”

    You have any other references than the “World Socialist Web Site”, makati?

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-orders-military-to-prepare-for-world-war/5571520

    ROFL

  9. makati1 on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 4:35 am 

    I have reality, Cloggie. I live in the area most slandered by The USMSM Iron Curtain. Well, maybe second to Russia. lol. I read many different sites daily. Retired and not needed on the farm, yet.

    If there is an accident and 50 people witness it, do the police only interview one witness? No, they try to interview ALL of them to get a better picture of what really happened. Ditto for reading sources for info. There are many sides to any argument, but only one reality. That is the one I try to find among the internet chatter. It isn’t easy. TPTB do not want realty to be found.

    BTW: When the U$ falls, no one is going to be the least interested in history … anywhere. Americans will feel the most pain, but it will spread even down to the 3rd world. Difference is, the 3rd world will hardly notice the change, but the 1st world will.

  10. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 5:12 am 

    I have reality, Cloggie.

    Before the election, you, Davy and me (and others like JuanP) at least agreed on the expectation that Trump would be the best bet to prevent WW3.

    And now you post a link from some Canadian lefties (but I repeat myself.lol) lying that Trump is preparing for WW3?!

  11. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 5:13 am 

    Mitch, thanks for popping in. These exchanges happen eventually and with regularity. Actually board affairs have been quiet more or less for months now. In the past it was daily and excessive. It hurt our message. I was part of it. Early on this board I fought extremism and it became obsessive. I have since decide to focus more on a message and less on extremism. We reflect society here and in this new Trump era finger pointing and whining is rife. This has bled over to our board as politics has a tendency to do.

    You are not going to get through to a Canadian here for balance. It is just not in them. Comments are heavily Canadian dominated. It allows for group bias. Pussies speak up if they have support. The articles to discuss often fit the Canadian point of view that the US is the center of all the world’s problems. This is true on many levels but extremism is not valid in the pursuit of the truth. The truth is deeper than extremism. The Canadians don’t wear their complicity in all this. They shun responsibility for their direct and indirect participation. They are accomplices in the rape, pillage, and murder in the world. Their affluence is an American affluence. They are in the middle of our mess and part of it. If they think they can survive without us they are deceived. Stabbing us in the back is a self-inflicted wound.

    If I jump their ass on occasion it is because this lack of responsibility combine with anti-American hypocrisy descends into adolescent whining. If it was pointed towards another country I would not say anything because battling these types of behavioral issues is futile. Their anti-American attacks are pointed towards my people daily so it is natural on occasions I call them out. I am human and get sick of the bias slant. It is honorable that so many Canadians dislike me. I know my message is getting through. The more they crowd attack me the better. They play right into my message by exposing themselves through their attacks. They tell on themselves and this is the nature of hypocrisy. Hypocrites expose themselves if you let them talk long enough.

  12. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 5:21 am 

    Makati, you are an old worn out extremist regurgitating the same worn out facts for the 4 years I have been here. Your agendas have fallen one by one. Yes, eventually that one message of the collapse of the US will likely happen but the inconvenient and for you unfortunate reality is the US could be the last man standing. Your makatiland in overpopulated Asia is likely to be among the first to fall. You are so keen to point out death and collapse because you personally are reaching the end of your life alone and in a faraway country on a SS stipend. You want everyone to die along with you so you preach mass death with a gleefulness. You are a fake and compromised by your delusional grandiosity.

  13. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 5:28 am 

    BTW: When the U$ falls, no one is going to be the least interested in history … anywhere. Americans will feel the most pain, but it will spread even down to the 3rd world.

    America will indeed feel the most pain… because it is split in the middle between two parties of roughly the same size and strength and the struggle is about the future of the country:
    a) a normal (still very potent) country among other giants (Trumpeteers, fy-over country, deplorables)
    b) an exceptionalist tool in the hands of the Soros bunch for global conquest and realize the dream of the Self-Chosen (NYC, Walstraat, Meryl Streep, ADL, CRF, media, Madonna, Hollywood)

    But I can assure you that there are in Europe and Russia quite a lot of people who care about the fate of the Europeans in America.

    The tectonic plates in the world of geopolitics are shifting at breakneck speed.

    China of 1300 million is rising fast and will become the #1 power on earth in a decade or so, although it is still unclear what they are going to do with that power.

    Russia pretends to be a Chinese ally on an equal footing, but is quietly shitting in its pants for the might of China, neighboring an empty Siberia, just like Germany was shitting in its pants for Russia in 1912. Russia desperately wants to be part of the European world, like it has aspired to since Peter the Great since the end of the 17th century 1) because it wants to be European and 2) to seek shelter against China.

    Trump-America and even former imperialists like Brzezinski know America can no longer subjugate the rest of the world and Trump has drawn the only correct conclusion by beginning to seek detente with Russia and denouncing Merkel’s policy of destroying of open borders; Putin has done that earlier. So both Putin and Trump are setting themselves up as protectors of the “European world”/white Christianity. A development I love to see unfolding before my eyes.

  14. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 6:05 am 

    “America will indeed feel the most pain…” Come on, how do you codify and classify painful change? How do you predict a future that is increasingly random and unpredictable? We are global and interconnected risk is spread far and wide. No nation is safe and all nations will feel pain relatively with their own particular comparative disadvantages. Europe has a clear history of destroying itself during periods of increasing poverty and decline. Europe will feel the same pain as an American civil war. Makatiland over in Asia is the worst placed by far having the majority of the world’s population in a small area arranged as an export driven economic region. Makatiland can’t feed itself and is facing the worst of a coming die off. Economic nationalism is going to strike hard there. This is true with Europe to a lesser extent. Europe is overpopulated and resource poor and surrounded by failing states. Its powerhouse Germany is export driven and dangerously exposed to economic nationalism. We know the US problems because this is an anti-American board where conveniently children can believe America is where the worst will occur. I agree dark times are ahead for my divided country but don’t blow smoke up my ass how you are sitting pretty.

  15. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 6:22 am 

    Come on, how do you codify and classify painful change?

    CW 2.0 and the abundance of evidence that multi-ethnic societies in general simply don’t work.

    Europe will feel the same pain as an American civil war.

    No we won’t, our demographic balance is far less catastrophic than yours.

    Europe is overpopulated and resource poor and surrounded by failing states.

    We have ruled these folks for half a millennium, not with a virtual empire like yours, based on media power, dollar, military bases and US based globalist institutions, but with real physical presence of European administrators… until you and your Soviet buddies came along.

    About over-population and resources… that’s precisely where virtually empty Russia comes in. “Lebensraum-ultra-lite”.lol

    I agree dark times are ahead for my divided country but don’t blow smoke up my ass how you are sitting pretty.

    Sitting pretty? I can’t wait until the Western meltdown begins and still have energy left to help creating a new right-wing post-modern order. I had hoped that peak oil would be the great initiator (what a disappointment that was), now it appears to be Trump. Fine with me. Anything that works.

  16. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 6:46 am 

    http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/deutschland-hat-wieder-den-groessten-exportueberschuss-der-welt-a-1132312.html

    Germany has overtaken China again as the world’s greatest export surplus country ($297B vs $254B).

    Btw, for every German there are 1350/80 = 17 Chinese.

    Ding-dong.

    The US has a import “surplus” of $478B.

    Rumsfeld: “Old-Europe”

    [snicker]

    Expect Trump to finally put an end to this destabilizing figures, destabilizing for all. The Germans should produce less Audi’s and have more children instead.

    In the future in a depleting world, being a soldier is going to be more important than being a factory worker. The work is going to be done by robots anyway.

  17. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 6:49 am 

    This is your opinion without support. Evidence is all over the place and focused conclusions from generalizations are delusional and goal seeking.
    “CW 2.0 and the abundance of evidence that multi-ethnic societies in general simply don’t work.”

    This is your emotions at work without support or evidence.
    “No we won’t, our demographic balance is far less catastrophic than yours.”

    You Europeans are intricately part of the empire you described and completely orientated as described. Your failures of the early 20th century are your failures and you Europeans like you need to wear your failure and accept the part you played in it. I am always suspect of others that diminish their failures with blame it on others. That is almost always a guise for shunning responsibility. White Europeans have introduced the world to the worst of what is human as well as some of the best but acknowledge your sins. It is increasingly evident the worst of what you bequeathed the world may end it.
    “We have ruled these folks for half a millennium, not with a virtual empire like yours, based on media power, dollar, military bases and US based globalist institutions, but with real physical presence of European administrators… until you and your Soviet buddies came along.”

    If you think Russia has any interest in your “lebensraum-ultaa-lite” you are really blowing hopium. Russia is nationalistic and desires a European alliance but on its terms with it remaining free of European control. What is more likely is Russia will have to again step in and clean up your mess yet again when you fail as you likely will because your peoples are prone to cultural fracturing. It is written in your blood and history. Own it because it is yours. No need to regurgitate your history embellishments I have seen them multiple times.
    “About over-population and resources… that’s precisely where virtually empty Russia comes in. “Lebensraum-ultra-lite”.lol”

    Yeap, but you are passing the pipe if you think you will get out of this without pain and destruction.
    “Sitting pretty? I can’t wait until the Western meltdown begins and still have energy left to help creating a new right-wing post-modern order. I had hoped that peak oil would be the great initiator (what a disappointment that was), now it appears to be Trump. Fine with me. Anything that works.”

  18. Cloud9 on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:09 am 

    The super computers assured the powered elite that Hillary would win the election. They made the same mistake that central planners always make. They assumed they had all the facts and based on that assumption they had constructed a model that would accurately predict the outcome of the election. All the central players and their insider cronies piled on and aligned themselves politically and economically with the Clinton machine. The model failed. That failure revealed that all the insiders relying on the existing think tanks and constructs of the quants got it wrong. What we are witnessing is the realization by the elites that their paradigm was false. Despite their access to insider information and their positions of privilege, they found themselves on the losing side of the bet. As a result, they are going through a psychotic episode that may very likely result in extreme violence and collapse of the system.
    The system has collapsed before. Washington has burned before. Civil war has broken out and still the nation has endured. Look to yourselves. Look after your families. If two thirds of the population died tonight there would still be more than a hundred million of us left tomorrow.

  19. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:10 am 

    Germans are terrified of the coming nationalism because their export driven economy is precariously based upon exploitation of the rest of Europe and then on having a world export market based on the coddling of the US economic regime of globalism. Both are set to be put to the test. Nationalism both within and without Europe is going to put severe stresses on Germany. This at time when she is trying to do an energy transition and accommodate millions of angry refugees into a population increasingly angry with that policy. That is nothing to brag about and everything to worry about.
    “Germany has overtaken China again as the world’s greatest export surplus country ($297B vs $254B).”

    No shit and the reason I say German is at full capacity unable to grow and set to decline rapidly. I lived in Germany in 85 and it impressed me then how overcrowded it is. It is much worse now.
    “Btw, for every German there are 1350/80 = 17 Chinese.”

    You clearly do not understand global economics and the interplay of economies with some export driven and others import driven. This is also influenced by the fact the US has a reserve currency status and provides the bulk of global liquidity through the dollar. The metrics used to compare surplus and deficit is likewise distorted by income flows and the nature of multi-national investment. So ding dong Ding Dong.
    “Ding-dong.”
    “The US has a import “surplus” of $478B.”

    Yea, I will snicker too since you mention a failure like Rumsfeld.
    “Rumsfeld: “Old-Europe”
    “[snicker]”

    Expect trump to do many things with many unpredictable results and these results will surely not dove tail completely with your neoEuro vision. German manufacturing is not what is used to be so don’t impress me with Audi talk. Audis are over engineered and for the money lacking quality. In the coming world wisdom in localism is going to become very important. If one can avoid being a soldier they should. Robot are techno fantasy for a machine without a future in a world of poverty and decay.
    “Expect Trump to finally put an end to this destabilizing figures, destabilizing for all. The Germans should produce less Audi’s and have more children instead. In the future in a depleting world, being a soldier is going to be more important than being a factory worker. The work is going to be done by robots anyway.”

  20. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:10 am 

    This is your emotions at work without support or evidence.

    You want evidence? How about the USSR, Czecho-Slovakia, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Turkey (Kurd’s), Ukraine and the list goes on and on. But you insist that Euro’s and Africans can do Kumbaya together?!

    Your failures of the early 20th century are your failures

    Absolutely, it was the failure of the British and French war parties in the thirties to recognize that there were two Zionist-run new kids on the block (USA and USSR) who aspired to destroy the old global European order and take its place and for that purpose couldn’t to exploit the Versailles stand-off to create war in Europe, so they could intervene. You won that round, congratulations. But the bell for a new round has just sounded.

    White Europeans have introduced the world to the worst of what is human as well as some of the best but acknowledge your sins.

    I’m not very deep into Christianity and that sinning baggage. My attitude is that over 500 years, Europe discovered and conquered the entire world and elevated these third world deplorables from pathetic stone age cannibals to those who every now and then can read and write and eat with knife and fork. I’m proud of that achievement and have zero guilt complexes about it.

    That effort was so successful that the biosphere is cracking under the weight of all these me-too huddled masses, so the next mile stone should be that we are going to stop supporting these high-performance breeders and erect giant walls, supported by shooting robots and navies if necessary and let Mother Nature handle the coming “peak yeast” phenomena.

    If you think Russia has any interest in your “lebensraum-ultaa-lite” you are really blowing hopium.

    They are interested:

    https://www.rt.com/business/345022-russia-far-east-free-land/

    Not many have shown interest yet.

    Russia is nationalistic and desires a European alliance but on its terms with it remaining free of European control.

    They will get precisely that. Why do think that Russia supports the Euro-nationalists and Trump? Because the Russians know that the European right will respect Russia, now that Russia has overcome communism and is no longer a threat for Europe.

  21. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:30 am 

    Clog, I am impressed with your goal seeking, and history messaging combined with hopium. A true preacher. Keep on preaching as life unfolds beyond the realm of your fantasy.

  22. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:47 am 

    The system has collapsed before. Washington has burned before. Civil war has broken out and still the nation has endured.

    That was a total different situation. CW 1.0 was about the fight between an Southern agrarian society and the Yanks of the North, who had discovered oil and ways to exploit that commodity to the hilt, so much so, that it was far cheaper to pay the slaves a low wage and let them free, rather them keep them in-house and oversee them and their families 24/7. Oil and the abundant “virtual energy slaves” that comes with oil, had simply superseded the old slave-based Uncle Tom business model. Had nothing to do with morals, but everything with economic calculation.

    CW 1.0 was a conflict within a white society. What is coming next is completely different:
    1) a conflict with strong inter-ethnic undertones
    2) the dominant role of those, invisible for most, who hold all the levers of power and had planned to use the US as a vehicle to attain global dominance.

    I don’t think that an explicit “race war” is going to happen in the US, but if there is going to be an armed conflict, it will be between the “globalists” (“anti-racists”, who demand a world without nations and borders and total racial egalitarianism) and the constitutionalists (mostly white, who demand personal liberty, low taxes, freedom of speech and freedom of congregation and “no more wars for Israel”), with the latter group keen to produce a token black here and there, just to counter accusations of the conflict begin a race war.

    There is a still a chance of peaceful break-up, but I am afraid it won’t be as peaceful as the break-up of the USSR. Everything depends on the attitude of the US army. Trump can make a difference here by promoting anti-globalists in its ranks.

  23. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:48 am 

    Keep on preaching as life unfolds beyond the realm of your fantasy.

    Your wish is my command, siree.

  24. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:58 am 

    Meanwhile in makatiland foreigners need to be worried:

    “Philippine’s Duterte to Disband Anti-Drug Police Units After Korean Murdered”
    http://tinyurl.com/heoqzh3

    “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he’ll dissolve all police units involved in enforcing his war on illegal drugs after rogue officers were implicated in the murder of a South Korean businessman in October. Duterte said he may set up a new narcotics command run by trusted men. He rejected national police chief General Ronald dela Rosa’s offer to resign over the death of Jee Ick Joo, saying it wouldn’t accomplish anything.”

    “Jee, a Philippine-based businessman, was allegedly kidnapped by rogue policemen in broad daylight and taken to the national police headquarters where he was killed, according to government prosecutors who investigated the crime. The cops served Jee a fake arrest warrant for a nonexistent drug case and extorted 5 million pesos ($100,000) from his wife, who gave the money in the belief he was still alive, according to the Justice Department.”

  25. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 8:02 am 

    Attack on Mosque in Quebec. Predictably, the media sought to blame “right-wing extremists” and link the event to Trumps Muslim-ban:

    The National Council of Canadian Muslims condemned the attack, saying Islamophobia is on the rise in Canada.

    Ihsaan Gardee, the organisation’s executive director, said: “The fact that the attack was on a mosque strongly suggests that this was a hate crime and an act of terrorism.

    “This is the nightmare scenario that Canadian Muslims have been dreading.”

    The NCCM said there are “legitimate fears” that US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” will lead to more hate and acts of violence.

    Now it turns out that the perps were a Moroccan and an Afghan.

    Trump-Media 1-0

  26. joe on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 8:14 am 

    I just mentioned that the other day. Its called reaping what you sow. Sadly the death spiral is not one of Dutertes making, though he seems to relish his part in the bloody tale of drug wars. My only thought is he really a ‘punisher’ in which case meeting out justice to vile criminals in bloody much deserved fashion will win him hero status on the day hes assassinated, or is his violence just a cover for corruption and he is a drug lord just taking over new turf. Either could be true right now, we certainly dont know. Either way he took a side and a stand, the rest is out of his control.
    There is no justice for the innocents there, God help them.

  27. joe on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 8:18 am 

    Muslim terrorists are the biggest haters. Its not just in their primary text, the koran, its part of system of justice derived from it. Equally between muslims and non muslims is forbidden in sharia law!

  28. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 8:39 am 

    “Other Cheek” latest:

    A bishop from Newark/Trans-Appalachia was hit with a fist on his right-hand cheek, during a service by a black man. losing a couple of teeth. Fortunately he still has his left cheek to fulfill his Christian duty and let that one molested as well:

    http://www.pi-news.net/2017/01/video-mann-schlaegt-us-bischof-ins-gesicht/#comments

    THE UNITED STATES IS ON THE PRECIPICE OF WIDESPREAD CIVIL UNREST

    http://www.infowars.com/the-united-states-is-on-the-precipice-of-widespread-civil-unrest/

  29. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 10:46 am 

    Clog, what’s new. This is a big country that has always had widespread unrest. The areas of primary concern are the pockets of urban population that represent very little geographic landmass. Your problem with the US is overgeneralizations. You have never been here and have a simplistic view of things. Since you are retired come over and do a road trip. See for yourself but don’t fly over cross the continent.

  30. sidzepp on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 11:41 am 

    Clog-you have no clue to the American Civil War and the oversimplified generalization that is at about a fourth grade level.
    Yes, the South was agrarian, but so was the majority of the North, but it was rapidly developing into a broader economy. The area that separated the two sections was the cotton production. Seven States; Tx., La., Ms., Al., Ga., Fl., & S.C., represented over 50% of American exports in Cotton, primarily to England. They also imported much of their luxuries from Europe to support their aristocratic lifestyle and strongly believed that Europe would come to their assistance if a war broke out. Ark, Tn, N.C., & Va all had conventions that voted to stay in the Union. It was when Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion that the remaining four seceded along with a sizeable element from Mo. & Ky. Yet even in the South there were elements of the population that remained loyal to the Union. Western Virginia left the Old Dominion. Kentucky and Missouri, though they had representation in the Confederate Congress and both had unofficial Confederate governments, they remained part of the Federal government.

    If you really want to understand the Civil War, you need to understand the concept of State Sovereignty as opposed to States’ Rights. Sovereignty identifies the State as the final source of allegiance, while rights confirms the concept of Federalism that certain powers are for the Federal government and certain rights are for the State governments or for the people. What the Civil War did was upset the equilibrium between the State and the Federal government and sent it on a trend of assuming more power.

  31. Apneaman on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 11:48 am 

    clodspiracy, this “Attack on Mosque in Quebec. Predictably, the media sought to blame “right-wing extremists” and link the event to Trumps Muslim-ban:”

    What’s predictable is your conspiratorial and alarmist jumping to conclusions before more information is available. It’s a perfect example of the overly excitable conspiracy mind. Fill in the blanks with your pre decided notions.

    no link provided for your quotes either – why is that?

    Who is “the media”? Since there are hundreds of thousands of media outfits don’t you think you could be more specific? Let’s see these examples of the entirety of “”the media” blaming it on “right-wing extremists” and link the event to Trumps Muslim-ban:”

    Me, I’ll wait for more facts to come in. I can do that since I’m not pushing an agenda.

    I just read this “media” piece that google says is 1 hr old and there is no mention of “right-wing extremists” and the only mention of big Cheeto is that he sent his condolences. Since the Toronto Star is Canadian big media and thus part of “the media”, I just blew your claim out of the water……..again.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/30/six-dead-two-arrested-after-shooting-at-quebec-city-mosque.html

    Keep playing your games you pathetic, weasly little rat fuck.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/30/six-dead-two-arrested-after-shooting-at-quebec-city-mosque.html

  32. Apneaman on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 11:50 am 

    Here they go again…..in the dead of winter.

    60+ firefighters battling 150 acre wildfire in NC mountains

    http://wncn.com/2017/01/29/60-firefighters-battling-150-acre-wildfire-in-nc-mountains/

    Within a decade wildfire season will be from January 1st to December 31st.

  33. Apneaman on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 11:56 am 

    WATCH: drone footage reveals wildfire devastation in central Chile

    http://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/world-news/143175-watch-drone-footage-reveals-wildfire-devastation-in-central-chile

  34. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 11:57 am 

    Since you are retired come over and do a road trip.

    I’m not retired, or rather: I have been always somewhat retired.lol

    And I intend to keep this lifestyle until the very end. If I add up all the hours worked as an IT-freelancer in my life, I probably worked 20 years max., although I never touched a single government dime. Just very fond of my personal freedom.

    Roadtrip USA is indeed on high on my list, but first the huge Eurasian trip: train to Moscow, from there Siberia-express to Yekatarinenburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk (side-trip Altai mountains in China), Tomsk, Irkutsk (Lake Baikal), Ulan Ude, Wladiwostok, Beijing. And back via central China and silk road to Astana.

    http://kandroverland.blogspot.nl/2010_09_01_archive.html

    Perhaps in 2018.

    This year I want to complete my prepping: large 16 m2 air heater to bring down heating costs.

    Perhaps USA 2019. Indeed road trip, not so much the big cities, not my kinda guys.lol

  35. Apneaman on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 11:59 am 

    Records the world over continue to fall like dominos.

    The Tamworth region has already shattered one heat record and looks set to equal another as the city swelters through another week of temperatures hovering around the 40 degree mark.

    “Last year the region hit 40 days straight of maximum temperatures above 30 degrees, set between February and March, although Monday marked 48 in a row above 30 and with no respite in sight it could be an even longer February.

    It only took 16 days for the city to equal the average of ten days above 35 degrees for the month of January, and now as we say goodbye to the first month we look like equaling the record of 20 days set in 2006 and then matched in 2013.”

    http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4434204/city-endures-record-heatwave/

  36. Apneaman on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 12:27 pm 

    Trump’s First 100 Days: Trump’s move on immigration leads to chaos at airports

    “Some were taken off planes before they could depart. Some were told to turn around and go back once they arrived. And some were detained — and possibly remain in detention — despite several court orders telling Customs and Border Patrol officers to let them go.

    For their part, Trump and his team repeatedly defended the ban as a boost for national security. The president also shot down suggestions the policy targeted Muslims in a fulfillment of his campaign promise to bar entry for people of that faith.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/29/trumps-first-100-days-trumps-move-on-immigration-leads-to-chaos-at-airports/?utm_term=.6f5b788a1608

    Canadian right media.

    Donald Trump says immigration restrictions about ‘keeping country safe,’ not banning Muslims

    http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/30/trump-denies-immigration-restrictions-are-ban-on-muslims

    Reality

    Americans Are as Likely to Be Killed by Their Own Furniture as by Terrorism

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/americans-are-as-likely-to-be-killed-by-their-own-furniture-as-by-terrorism/258156/

    The circling of the drain only goes one way.

  37. penury on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 12:44 pm 

    In case anyone has any real interest, there are real laws in the CFR which outline the procedure to immigrate to the U.S. I wish you well reading them and then explain the difference in English of an “undocumented alien” and an legal immigrant,

  38. Apneaman on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 1:12 pm 

    A cancer is a cancer is a cancer. The exponential human cancer project is in the final phase. The only healthy tissue left to consume is their once cherished national parks and world heritage sites; supposedly meant to be preserved for all generations. Anyone who gets in the way of the cancer will be dealt with by ever more harshly tactics as the desperation for MORE in a world of dwindling healthy tissue quickens. MPP.

    World Heritage Sites getting hammered by human activities

    https://phys.org/news/2017-01-world-heritage-sites-human.html

    Big Oil Cheers as Trump Plans to Open National Parks for Drilling

    http://www.ecowatch.com/big-oil-drill-national-parks-2188885054.html

    Trump info shutdowns at US science agencies, especially EPA

    https://phys.org/news/2017-01-trump-info-shutdowns-science-agencies.html

  39. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 1:37 pm 

    Pen, exactly, there are laws for coming into this coming to this country. More broadly many Americans approve of his actions.

    “Forget the hysterical mainstream media — America likes Trump’s agenda, including his immigration pivot”
    http://tinyurl.com/zclga82
    “A recent Quinnipiac poll indicated that 48 percent of the nation approves of “suspending immigration from terror prone regions, even if it means turning away refugees,” while 42 percent oppose such a measure. In contrast, Americans did not agree with Obama’s decision to open the door to more Syrian refugees; at the end of 2015, a Quinnipiac poll revealed that 51 percent of the country stood against the move, while only 43 percent supported it.”

  40. DerHundistlos on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 5:32 pm 

    Davy,

    Not true about Germany being overcrowded. 31% of the total land area of Germany is designated as protected nature reserves compared to just 14% of US land area.

  41. Davy on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 5:59 pm 

    Ahh, don’t you think it might be a matter of opinion?

  42. Cloggie on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 7:38 pm 

    Germany is overcrowded; not as bad as my country, but it comes close.

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