The State of Dissolution

“I thought I was gonna die, but I didn’t…so now I’m here.”

– Anonymous warlord, c. 2025


The past year has been one of incredible political and social change. The first year of the Trump presidency has pushed the DNC base to its breaking point, Wall Street has reached stratospheric levels in an allegedly recovering economy, and the Mueller probe drones on without end. Whether the above is political theater or Grisham-esque political intrigue, it has a limited impact on most of us personally. The most truly impactful thing we have had happen the last year is the growing openness with which the left, and the establishment Right, have supported political violence and open sedition toward the Executive Branch using their political allies and federal law enforcement agencies. The conflict brewing on a local and interpersonal level affects each of us in a more significant way than developments within D.C.

On the multi-polar right, factions continue to gain and lose members, the most notable winner in 2017 would be the nationalists, and more specifically the civic nationalists, as Republicans who are not part of the establishment increasingly migrated to the populist/nationalist camp. The patriot movement and the establishment Republicans have been the biggest losers. I have watched as both were gutted of people and thinkers by out of touch messages, and hostility toward new ideas. Neither have a willingness to drag themselves into the 21st century and continue to refuse even considering appealing to anyone born after 1965. Jordan Peterson and /pol/ now drive the conversation the way Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage did two decades ago. I look at the movements with a mean age under 30-35 to continue to grow and eventually begin to dominate the respective sides of the political aisle. For the left this means an openly socialist movement with a communist vanguard, while conversely the right will become increasingly nationalistic and identitarian.

women-are-going-to-march-on-washington-the-day-af-2-27973-1478970822-0_dblbig-625x400Perhaps the most encouraging development of all this past year is the paradigm shift that has undergone those under fifty and an extreme minority of those over. The purpose of the current revolution is not justice, but change. The establishment Republicans and Baby Boomers as a whole have struggled, and ultimately failed, to halt the advance of the left in part by clinging to the mistaken idea that there is an underlying moral or logical framework to the left’s arguments. The left’s guiding principle is to function as an iconoclast against whatever existing cultural, legal and economic framework that contributes to social stability. The list of contradictions and daily changing roll of unapproved thought aren’t meant to create a coherent framework, but to chip away at the existing social order. To see that method and ideology for what it is, is to understand and neutralize its effects. Political discourse is no longer a conversation between two adults; it is a conversation between an ideological terrorist and an adult. Why is it we have Form 4473’s and no one can name the compromise that was given in return? Talks of amnesty and ‘Dreamers’ again when the demi-god of the establishment right, Ronald Reagan, granted it not a generation ago? The list goes on, sickeningly so. The highest moral calling in a revolution is destruction, and through destruction, change. The fact a growing number of people are realizing this on the right has immense social and political implications. This past year a vanguard was created, and though I don’t think it will involve the patriot movement to any great extent, the bulwark against the would-be revolutionaries is growing.

On a personal note, I left 2017 stronger, somewhat leaner and with a few more tools than when I started it. No longer banging my head against a brick wall gave me time to PT more, shoot more, do some additional reading, and build relationships in meatspace with people who are worth my time. I camped in the heat, camped in the rain, woke up with ice on my bag and found out that I still do, in fact, hate the cold and the rain. Shot when it was nice, when it was cold, and when I severely dehydrated and baking in the sun. I found out how hard it is to open MRE’s under certain circumstances, and the value of friends who can do so. Shared misery is something I would recommend with people you intend to go the long haul with. While the concept is still lost on most, I’d encourage people to get off the internet and actually go do something. Far too much time is spent sniping at people on our side, actively discouraging anyone from doing anything productive, and generally running amuck with bad ideas and even worse communication skills. Perhaps this year would be a good time to stop being our own worst enemies. The right as a whole, and certainly not the motley collection of people in the patriot movement are not going to ride in on a white horse. It will be people you know and know well. Maybe we should consider spending out time productively and not spamming comment sections.

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe escorted out of the FBI

The coming year will most likely trend in much the same direction as 2017, I believe. Balkanization and targeted political violence will continue, such as the Texas and Tennessee church shootings and the attack on the GOP Congressmen. I am highly suspicious of the enormous increases in the stock market, but given the level of corruption and financial malfeasance still occurring in the industry, I confess to having no idea whether true price discovery will happen this year or not. I don’t believe the midterms will yield the seats the DNC is hyping, but I suspect a slight erosion of GOP influence in Congress. It will contribute to the sense of stagnation in D.C. and have the primary effect of creating more partisanship locally and regionally. The left in its revolutionary fervor will continue to eat its own as it seeks to ‘purify’ itself and continue to escalate to the movement continues to have organizational inertia. The right I believe will continue to organize ideologically under different camps but the stomach is not there to have any kind of organization outside of social media and at a local level. Given the options now available for the ideological like-minded that did not exist even five years ago, I see the patriot/militia movement slowly being replaced much the same way as the Tea Party was. Mission creep and lack of leadership make for short half-lives. Ultimately, whether gazing into my tea leaves is of any use or not, I think the threat of conflict is markedly higher this year than last. The possibility of indictment of many in the left’s power structure appears to be making them desperate, and without a massive power shift in Congress they are quickly running out of options…as the Joe Kennedy III speech clearly shows.

Lastly, I want to give a shout out to a couple people who are well worth your shekels and time.  UW Gear makes some world-class products. I had a chance to meet the man behind the gear, and he was both a gracious host and all around great guy. Easily one of the best gear finds this year. The construction of their products is top notch, comparable to Tactical Tailor or Grey Ghost. I would be remiss in not recommending you check them out if you are interested in purchasing quality gear. The owner is a professional, and craftsman. The price reflects as much, this is not a Chinese sweatshop product. Check them out if you are in the market. Finally, if you’re looking to expand your radio weenie skillset, NC Scout is offering an RTO Course. The man is a gifted teacher and equally important, actually been there, done that and come back. I know him personally, and I wouldn’t hesitate to vouch for him in any way. I will be the first to admit I started on the radio short bus, but he makes concepts accessible and distills theory into usable information for someone not wanting to do it as a hobby but as a useful skill. I’m sure the vast majority of you read his blog, but check it out and I would highly recommend it if you are inclined to add some additional skills to your wheelhouse.

Alea iacta est,

JJ

 

 

 

 

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Priorities

There’s no retiring from this…

Tony Soprano


The past several months have brought a level of clarity about certain issues, people and priorities. One of them concerns this blog, my role in the ‘Liberty movement,’ or whatever you wish to call it, and the efficacy of my continued efforts in achieving anything of worth concerning it. A consensus of quite vocal people have made it quite clear that the Liberty movement is simply not interested in intellectual discourse, and remains as unable as those on the left to divorce groupthink and emotion from rational dialogue. Better than half the feedback and emails I receive indicate the author has failed to read the post in its entirety and a further sizable portion has made fundamental errors in their comprehension of it, leading me to believe it was skimmed for a reason to take offense. While undoubtedly there are exceptions to this, the rule nevertheless has persisted, and reflects the 90/10 principle I’m sure many are familiar with.

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Sisyphus by Ticiano Vecellio

My primary goal I sought to achieve with this site was to present the reader with a better intellectual framework within which to see the political and social developments in greater clarity. I felt as if I could bring a voice seldom heard from, that of a Millennial, and someone highly educated in the historical, legal, and philosophical framework of the country and western civilization as a whole. I desired to challenge the underlying, and occasionally faulty, premises of the many schools of thought that exist within the movement and perhaps bring a more holistic understanding of the issues through intellectual discourse. Whether I agreed with the ideas presented or not, they were done so with the goal of making those within the Liberty movement more articulate and knowledgeable about their own beliefs and how best to communicate and transmit them to others. I devoted 20-40 hours of research and effort to the majority of my posts, in an attempt to expand the discussion to what the intellectual giants of philosophy have said, as well as those who have written works that make salient points on the social and political circumstances we find ourselves responding to. I have failed in that endeavor, and see no reason to continue to devote time and money when rational discussion is no longer an option. Ideals worth living by are worth examining critically, and having serious, intelligent discussions about. I will not waste my valuable time providing thoughtless ‘red meat’ for people to mindlessly agree with. Nor will I, despite my love of it, devote time and energy to addressing or reveling in my critics hatred and becoming a smarmy pundit trading in vitriol.

I firmly believe further efforts to influence and encourage rational discourse will be an unproductive use of my limited time and resources, given the abundance of evidence supporting that assertion. While a minority have expressed a desire and willingness to contemplate new concepts and implement self-critique, there exists an endemic desire to consider anything outside the ‘party line’ heretical and direct more hate toward intellectual inquiry than the existential threat on our doorstep. For nearly the last decade a combination of internecine warfare, an unwillingness to evaluate actions through the lens of results, and little willingness to cooperate has resulted in neither measurable progress, nor increased cohesiveness within the movement. Rather, we have unthinkingly continued to exhibit hostility towards overt and potential allies, and expressed envy and rancor toward those attempting to contribute or challenge our presuppositions. One after another the voices that attempted to make positive changes and contributions have been shouted down and eventually focused on more worthwhile ventures. I can’t think of a more counter-productive attitude for a dissident movement. Granted, this is coming from someone who’s been accused of being a statist, anarchist, envious, lazy, obsessed, elitist and redneck, so take it with a grain of salt.

Given the rather crystal clear statements made recently, I simply no longer have the desire to add to the discussion. I have different goals and perspectives, neither of which a great majority seem to understand or have any inclination to consider, and insist on making a point of meaningless contention. The ‘I’ve got mine…don’t hate the player hate the game’ is not applicable in my case, and my timeline for reaping the whirlwind conceivably extends to four or five decades. Passing traditional western culture and Christian values on to my peers and following generations is a vital part of my approach. The kids are the future whether or not we wish to acknowledge it, and not a convenient excuse for further isolation from society or apathy.

I have neither the time, nor the inclination to continue to devote tens of thousands of dollars of my time to the ego über alles crowd. I decline to add any intellectual gravitas or knowledge toward that which is counterproductive to my own goals and the world my children will grow up in and inherit one day. I’ve been encouraged to stop rowing and find another boat, and the offer has been accepted, so enjoy the extra room, rations and spare set or two of oars. Your wish has been granted, ladies and gentlemen. I would be insane to continue to sacrifice time and effort when the only result is infighting and emotional arguments. This site and what is contained herein was a conduit in which I sought to help those who wanted to learn. It neither defines me, nor do I get anything by posting here other than the occasional headache and time away from more productive personal ventures. I won’t continue to waste your time and mine belaboring points you don’t wish to hear and I already understand.

I may continue to post very, very occasionally, for my own personal edification, about subjects or philosophical ideas that pique my interest and need to be crystallized. However, I caution any readers against expecting any posts or those that appear to be readily applicable to the Liberty movement or its concerns. To the few that challenged and expanded my understanding, and the serious people who welcomed me with open arms…thank you. You know who you are, and you are now more of a priority than ever.

 

– Jesse James

Guest Post: Fabrication of Ethos

“Christ was crucified for preaching without a police permit”

– Robert A. Heinlein

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, and every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Noting exists except the endless present in which the party is always right.”

– George Orwell, 1984


 

It erupted on election night with a 9/11 like shock, with the news that the Hillary Clinton was losing Florida and appeared certain to lose much else besides. The election of 2016 constituted a de facto referendum on the course of recent American history. That referendum delivered a conclusive judgment: the underlying consent of American policy since the end of the Cold War has collapsed. Principles that members of the policy elite have long treated as self-evident no longer have the consent of ‘consumers’. Then came the Great Hysteria, dictating how people must think and act, and what they should care about.

Aluminum planes cannot fly over 500 miles an hour at low altitudes, below a few thousand feet, and then disappear completely into steel skyscrapers, so the acts for which the 19 Arabs are accused of simply didn’t happen. They didn’t cause three buildings to implode and pancake into their own footprint on 9/11. Show us pictures of plane remains at the Pentagon. When Al Qaeda supposedly attacked the towers, they’re ‘terrorists’. When they’re attacking Syria’s Al Assad, they’re ‘insurgents’. If you doubt that ‘our’ government would allow such a thing, watch the Zapruder film of the JFK murder and then ask why ‘our free press’ still presents Oswald as a lone assassin. If it stinks like 3 day old fish, it usually is 3 day old fish and official presentations are those fish.

image6The emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism has allegedly improved the status of groups long discriminated against. Yet these advances have done little to reduce the alienation and despair saturating our society suffering from epidemics of chronic substance abuse, morbid obesity, and teen suicide. Throw in the world’s highest incarceration rate, an endless appetite for porn, urban school systems stuck in permanent crisis, and mass shootings that occur regularly, and what you see isn’t a healthy society.

Congressmen leave office with much more money in their bank account than their pay would provide, along with having full insurance/retirement coverage at our expense. Citizens constantly vote in the opposite direction from what ‘our’ government does. America invades countless countries in direct contrast to what we say we do, and what we established in Nuremberg. The EPA is run by industry insiders in the same way the agriculture department constantly acts as an enabler for Monsanto and their friends. ‘Our free press’ is curiously saying the same thing, almost at the same time every night, but doesn’t present anything beyond the party line. Government subsidizes corporations in so many ways it’s nearly impossible to list. Everything is seen from a corporate point of view and to their benefit in a land supposedly organized ‘by the people and for the people.’

The Republican Party clings to the view that reducing taxes, cutting red tape, restricting abortion, curbing immigration, prohibiting flag-burning and increasing military spending will alleviate all that ails the country. Democrats promised in their recently unveiled, and instantly forgotten program for a “Better Deal”, believe that raising the minimum wage, capping the cost of prescription drugs, and creating apprenticeship programs for the unemployed will favor their party with voters. Each wind of the Uniparty is led by aging Boomers that have long since alienated themselves from American culture and how their policies affect them. Neither will, or have delivered in any meaningful ways on any of the broad promises they have ever made.

Stop gerrymandering to help restore competitive elections. Limit or remove corporate money in elections at all levels, which may mean amending the Constitution. Require a balanced federal budget which will expose the lie that voters need not choose between guns and butter. Start treating environmentalism with the importance that it deserves, we should not be subsidizing corporate entities that destroy our existing natural resources. Break the current situation where Republicans/Democrats silently collaborate to dictate the policy agenda, and restrict the range of policy options judged acceptable. Dividing ‘consumers’ through the current political party system gets them to spend their energies in fighting for things of no importance, while both sides are looted and conscripted as tax cows for those wielding the power of the state.

The Gulf of Tonkin…9/11…the Gleiwitz incident…the Reichstag fire…Assad using chemical weapons…artificial sweeteners and glyphosate are ‘safe’…untested chemicals broadcast everywhere…GMO foods are ‘healthy’…WMDs in Iraq…Abu Ghraib…election fraud is a ‘myth’…the two-tiered justice system…poisoning our water…the absurd idea that a corporation and a citizen are equal when it comes to legal procedures or free speech…drug advertisements on the TV telling you to ask your doctor…insurance failures across the board…Google/Facebook/TV acting as thought police. A nation of consumers, moving like herd animals on ‘burning issues’, and ‘fads’ tearing down our history. This time it is confederates and next it will be Washington and Jefferson for being slaveholders. Americans are schizophrenic.

The love it or leave it boys have no minds; only emotions without any intelligence as they choose to believe what the American corporation sells. They can’t imagine using their minds to explore reality, if they even have minds. The biggest gang has declared that it’s a capitalist or a communist situation, us or them, leaving no room to explore what’s really going on, if you depend on official sources.

20170113_deepOur government has changed from a government largely controlled by the population, to a government focused on control of the population. Until ‘consumers’ understand that this government has failed in every aspect of its charter, it will continue to disintegrate. There’s no solution available for a government impervious to the will of the people. Silence equals consent.

Scientists serve the government’s military programs and can’t speak out when the government lies without ending their careers. Economists serve Wall Street, the big banks, and the global corporations. Psychologists and anthropologists help Washington subdue its victim populations. Journalism serves the government’s lies, a ‘terrorist’ is anyone who doesn’t have an air force, but terrorists who are trained and funded by the Empire aren’t terrorists but ‘insurgents.’ Doctors prescribe according to the drug companies. Wherever you look, you see professionalism serving a material interest. The military/security complex, Wall Street and the banks own this country.

Keep them entertained, which means, keeps their minds off anything else. Do this early, and often enough, and the youth, which turn into voters, never develop the capacity to think. They believe what ‘their daddy’ told them or what their favorite talking head sells.

We have no one to blame but ourselves for our current state of affairs. American citizens want to be safe, and in the quest for that accept most anything they hope will create that safety without thinking or questioning. Those who make up the Deep State aren’t conspiring directly by working together to rule the world. What they’re doing is taking advantage of a dumbed down fearful populace by using the chaos, incompetent institutions, and confusion spread by the propaganda press to institute their agendas. The Deep State consists of shadowy billionaires, mega-corporations, the military industrial complex, surveillance state agencies, bureaucrats, corrupt politicians and their mass media mouthpieces. You are being manipulated, and the hypocrisy must stop if America is to survive as a nation.

Destruction is the fate that each nation on earth can expect unless it pays homage and obeisance to these neo-feudal overlords who promise protection in return for national servitude, in return for the complete surrender of their people and natural resources to increase the rate of profit for the capital that controls the NATO military machine. NATO is the armed fist not only of America and its allies as nations, but also of the ‘capitalists’ of those nations who are prepared to strike against any nation that stands in their way of profit. Propaganda, lies, inventions, distortions and misrepresentations of reality in order to conjure an emotional response in ‘consumers minds’ of the desired type and action to follow, is a primary pillar of the mythology they create.

The only thing keeping America even semi-democratic is its tradition of free speech, so that is on the way out. You can see that in process. Major ‘news’ is now being checked by Google/Facebook/TV to see if its ‘fake’ and if so, it’s not presented. America is weakening its society in order to dominate it. What could accomplish this goal more efficiently than exacerbating the country’s internal conflicts? The TV says Nazis are involved and without question everyone jumps on board as if Jesus had spoken.

The hypocrisy is breathtaking to behold. Why aren’t ANTIFA and BLM protesting in Chicago to stop the killing of black people? Chicago doesn’t fit their anti-Trump narrative. It’s black people doing the killing. None of this is ever really about helping people as they raise retirement ages, punish the youth with school loans they can’t pay, and exempt themselves from most laws that apply to us. Those who defend free speech are scolded by those who believe that only certain views should be allowed to be heard. As long as the working people are fighting each other, no one bothers to challenge the root cause of our current dystopia.

 

Craig Dudley

Trump Press Conference

 

Donald Trump dealt a major blow to day to the media’s narrative about Charlottesville. I give him a tremendous amount of credit for daring to challenge the ridiculous narrative of the media and take it on the chin. It’s also always a good day when the press corp gets beat up for their fifth column propaganda. Questions start at 7:20 on the video.

 

JJ

Charlottesville AAR

The rally that wasn’t. Charlottesville had the possibility of being the largest nationalist/pro-white rally of the last decade, and certainly the largest in the short history of the Alt-Right. The city of Charlottesville denied the permit for the event and then reinstated it after a judge determined it violated our First Amendment rights. Not to be outdone, the mayor, city counsel and police elected to ignore all pretense of legality and actively helped Antifa, creating a situation in which one person is dead, and at least 19 injured.

DGqsvcdVwAIgcPOThe approaches to Lee Park were surrounded by armed Antifa and those looking to attend the event had to wade through 2-3 city blocks of armed, screaming Communists assaulting people with axe hafts, pepper spray, urine and clubs…while the cops did nothing. Lee park itself was blocked off by some 4′ aluminum fencing that did nothing to block the rocks, urine, and pepper spray being lobbed into the park…while the cops did nothing. Antifa and BLM attempted to murder several people, focusing on the older people, and those they could separate from the crowd. The standard method was to attempt to cripple them by striking their knees or bludgeon them to death in the head with clubs…while the cops did nothing. About an hour after the event was scheduled to start, the cops did something. Who authorized them to do so, I don’t know, but they proceeded to push the event goers single file through the fencing and clear the park. Single file into waiting Antifa and their communist allies. Single file out of the park in violation of a binding legal document stating we had a right to assemble there. Why, you ask? The rally had become violent…because the cops did nothing. In their infinite wisdom, CPD decided since things were violent when the two sides were SEPARATED, the only logical conclusion would be to force them TOGETHER.i-don-t-like-white-people

Some allies were outside the fence held the line long enough for people to get out, and a running melee down Market St. ensued as people attempted to reorganize. The majority walked over a mile and a half to regroup at McIntire Park and attempt to assemble there. The cops, content to watch communists assault and attempt to murder those of us engaged in a political rally, decided to act. Rather than communicate we would not be allowed to assemble at the secondary location WHEN WE ASKED THEM, they waited until we already were to begin threatening arrest if we did not disperse. Many people were nearly two miles away or more from their cars. With a large number of communists hunting them throughout the city those there to peaceably assemble were now forced to walk dozens of blocks to their transportation, outnumbered and at a significant disadvantage. Despite the city, police and communists allied against us, the vast majority of conflicts between the communists and the right went decidedly in our favor. The communists and anti-whites should be scared and I understand their need to use state actors as a bludgeon against us…they simply have no other options.

la-na-charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally-20170812.jpgAs I was leaving the event I saw the Dodge Challenger that struck the protestors speeding down 2nd St. SE and a gentleman get arrested on Monticello Ave. by the cops. I was unaware of the incident at that point but realized the significance of the reasons the vehicle was losing both bumpers and dented afterward. The negligence of CPD in maintaining law and order at any point during the event is to blame for this tragedy. CPD exacerbated an already tense situation and directly inflamed the situation by pushing the opposing groups together in a single street, leading to assaults, attempted murder and mayhem. They subsequently failed to communicate with the event leaders and led to people, many unfamiliar with the city, walking back to their vehicles under the threat of assault from protestors bussed in and left to roam the city unmolested while armed and attacking people.

The tacit approval from CPD and Charlottesville city counsel, including the overt support for violence against whites from vice-mayor Wes Bellamy, led to the deaths in the city. In their quest for political points, the government of Charlottesville would, and did, gladly sacrifice the rule of law rather than allow an unpopular point of view to be expressed. The government of Charlottesville would rather see people die than allow an unpopular point of view to be expressed. The government of Charlottesville and CPD engaged in criminal negligence and should be held as a party to any and all violence that occurred.

Lessons learned:

  • Organization!
    • Have comms between various groups
    • Understand and implement PACE, a secondary location outside the city is a must…preferably private property owned by an ally
    • Have a clear C&C structure, and a way to disseminate information quickly to groups/individuals
  • Equipment
    • Too few medics, everyone should have gauze/bandages, tourniquet and QuikClot
    • Shields and eye protection are your friend. Full-sized riot shields are a huge advantage in avoiding urine, pepper spray and other assorted things the ‘peaceful’ Antifa throw
  • Preparation
    • Pick your battles and own the battle space. Hostile cities should be avoided, as the ROL is now a political weapon and local police are not to be trusted.
    • Police groups looking to act out and give the movement a bad name. A skinhead with a swastika is not who we are and should not be talking to the press on behalf of us.

 

We will not be replaced. We will not stop. We will not accept defeat. We will not go gently into that good night. We will not forget…if you didn’t want this you should have killed us all when you had the chance in 1865.

– Jesse James

 

P.S. Shoutout to my lovely wife, who supports the vast majority of my sometimes less-than-safe decisions and has learned to live with the rest. She is the silent partner to everything I have been able to accomplish here.

Charlottesville 

Long story short, the cops did nothing and filed us single file out of the park and into Antifa. A state of emergency was declared and they refused to allow a peaceful assembly to take place. The police allowed it to become violent and used the excuse to declare a state of emergency and shut it down. There is absolutely no rule of law anymore. The hate on both sides is beginning to boil over, this WILL come to a head. We will not go gently into the night.

JJ

Unite The Right

The Consul’s brow was sad,
And the Consul’s speech was low,
And darkly looked he at the wall,
And darkly at the foe.
“Their van will be upon us
Before the bridge goes down;
And if they once may win the bridge,
What hope to save the town?”

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods,

“And for the tender mother
Who dandled him to rest,
And for the wife who nurses
His baby at her breast,
And for the holy maidens
Who feed the eternal flame,
To save them from false Sextus
That wrought the deed of shame?

“Haul down the bridge, Sir Consul,
With all the speed ye may;
I, with two more to help me,
Will hold the foe in play.
In yon strait path a thousand
May well be stopped by three.
Now who will stand on either hand,
And keep the bridge with me?”

 

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Say what you want about the event ‘not being your style’ or ‘just a bunch of stupid kids’ or how you’ll just die in a pile of brass alone on your couch. The future belongs to those who show up. I intend to. You’re welcome to, or not. Before you start with the criticism, ask yourself when the last time the libuuuurteh movement put a thousand people under 40 in the same place despite lawsuits, bricks, and bodily harm?

 

– Jesse James

Guest Post: Barbarians

I didn’t intend to single Frank out in a bad way, but his question raised an interesting point. The idea here is not to browbeat a commenter, but rather have a discussion about points made in the comments. Frank is more than welcome to counter the ideas presented here and I will gladly publish his thoughts on the matter. So thanks to both Frank and Craig for their contribution to the wide array of ideologies and opinions found here among the readership.  -JJ


 

Frank commented on a previous post I made; “No barbarians! hahahahahahahahah On what planet. America didn’t choose to be empire. Bretton Woods elected us; we were the only undamaged nation in 1944. In your next essay please advise who you would have be the empire a nation or UN globalists.”

So I herein respond.

Few realize how often “the greatest country on earth” has waged war. Counting wars against the Indians, covert foreign wars, and aid to other states’ aggressive external and internal wars, America has been at war 214 out of the 228 years since the Constitution took effect: 94% of our existence. War has been ‘our’ national policy tool to open markets or to install friendly regimes and take land. False flags are a longstanding American tradition including acts of mass deception blamed on innocent parties, used as excuses for American aggression.

What we’ve been undergoing to a large extent is a form of psychological abuse, actually, by very narcissistic, hegemonic governments and officials for a very long time. It’s a form of gaslighting where actually our own faith in our ability to judge a situation, and to some extent even our own identity, has been eroded and damaged to the point where we’re effectively accepting their version of reality.” ~ Vanessa Beeley

barbarians2I remember some famous quote that goes something like; those who have you believe absurdities will make you commit atrocities. Some people only see the choices offered to them by the Empire, and can’t imagine other possibilities. Frank doesn’t consider that his support, and that of other ‘patriots’ allows the Empire to continue unmolested. What would happen if America followed the law? Our government is the barbarians. You’ve caught them in countless lies but still act as though they’re entitled to your support. We play victim but we’ve earned much more than we’ve reaped, so far.

Patriotism is love of country, family and tradition whereas nationalism is the belief that we possess all that’s wonderful, beginning with ‘our’ government and must install it around the world, as if we’re the Borg. The Empire exceled at convincing the world they’re ‘as advertised’ but the wrapping is coming undone. ‘Consumers’ aren’t able to think outside that space allowed by their ‘leaders’; these days America only creates pizza, poverty, bombs and ruined countries. Our public conversations revolve around propaganda and lies.

Nationalism is resentment and rivalry, defined by its enemies and traitors, real or supposed. It’s militant and belligerent. Patriotism, by contrast, is peaceful until forced to fight, and we haven’t been since 1941. Patriots regularly confuse the country with ‘our’ government; a government so swollen, corrupt, immoral, criminal, and wicked that it’s the prototype for H. L. Mencken’s statement that “every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

Americans generally don’t think and have very obvious double standards, the nightly news is classic propaganda. Current examples are the Russian ‘scandals’ where you find nothing proven and each time they speak about it they say; investigators believe/suspect. They’re passing laws based upon suspicions, while the ‘news’ reports how the nasty Russian government assaults ‘peaceful’ demonstrators. ‘Consumers’ hearing this ‘news’ forget about the occupy Wall Street demonstrators who were assaulted and arrested by ‘our’ law enforcement, thereby preventing their ‘free speech’. Another facet of this is Bahrain where protests against oppression began with the start of the Arab spring and continue but you never hear a word here from ‘our free press’, which may be because the Empire profits from the status quo.

Americans don’t recognize the lies they’re told about the target of the day because of the undisputed assumption that ‘our’ government couldn’t possibly be that evil. They have no trouble believing that another nation could be using chemical weapons and bombing their own civilians for no reason beyond sadism. The possibility that ‘our’ government does such things or is selling propaganda to manufacture consent for regime change is never imagined and critical analysis of that option never happens.

The demonizing of “Putin’s Russia” which has taken hold in the Empire has America “sleepwalking”, as Kissinger, Gorbachev, and others have warned, into a potential nuclear war with Russia. It’s the Cuban missile crisis again, but worse now because there are many irresponsible minor actors involved, and because American policy is without statesmanship, consistency or historical perspective.

From birth we’re taught things about Russia, Israel and the world that have no relationship with what’s really true, but we keep those ‘truths’. Who benefits? Americans believe absurd things because it makes them feel good about ‘our’ government releasing them from having to confront the beast. We’re creating our own national security “threats”. We’ve become Chicken Little.

All you’ve heard from ‘our’ ruling party(s), the FBI, the whore media, and the morons who believe them is that Russia is so powerful and the Empire is so weak that Russia determined the outcome of ‘our elections’. The primary function of ‘our free press’ is to manufacture consent/opinion that the power ‘elite’, who own ‘our free press’, want you to have. This boy has cried wolf too often for us to pay attention anymore. I don’t trust anything the TV tells us, for they only repeat government lies.

Who does your thinking for you? ‘Our’ government cares more for Israel, war and corporations than for ‘we, the people’ displayed daily by what they do vs. what they say. ‘Consumers’ let criminals pull easily debunked stunts without challenge. The Zapruder film of JFK’s murder is an easy example. Watch that, and tell me why ‘our free press’ still speaks about Oswald.

ISIS/al-Qaida fills in for ‘communist’ in America’s new world order wherever there’s resistance to that order. How long will it be before they claim ISIS is operating in Iran and so the chase has to continue there as well? You have to smile at the use of “military initiative abroad” used for “military aggression against the world.” These propagandists are well schooled.

military-industrial-complex-2.0Waging endless wars isn’t making anyone any safer. It’s certainly not making America great. It’s undeniably digging America deeper in debt. Americans brainwashed into believing that patriotism means supporting the war machine, fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe but are enriching the military/industrial complex at our expense. This expanding military empire to police/control the globe by ‘our’ government is bankrupting the nation, increasing terrorism/blowback, and pushing America closer to collapse.

International law is trampled under American army boots. ‘Our free press’ are the Empire’s propaganda units and ‘consumers’ have, through a constant barrage of lies, fear, bigotry, ignorance of history and other countries, become willing fools of this machine.

The war on Syria is part of the American global war to cause world-wide insecurity, selling reliance on American military force. Its ‘our’ protection racket, to continue American dollar domination, to weaken or destroy any country that threatens that dominance and to keep ‘consumers’ focused on manufactured enemies, instead of focused on their enemies at home that rob them every day. America respects no laws, no morality, and no humanity. Its only purpose is to plunder and murder.

The Empire condemns the killing of civilians in war by others yet it kills civilians regularly and often on a massive scale. By what logic has the killing of Koreans, Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, Afghans, and others by American air power been any less shameful than the Syrian government’s use of “barrel bombs”? Why should ‘consumers’ accept Pentagon claims that when civilians are killed by Americans, it’s always accidental, but ‘our’ opponents kill civilians with malicious intent? Americans are too self-absorbed.

Trump was going to drain the swamp and clean up Wall Street: they now own him. Americans are suffering unnecessarily due to our obviously parasitic, corrupt, imperial, oligarchic, corporate-state. The most militarily powerful country on the planet only spreads chaos and hasn’t won a war since 1945 even with the investment of trillions of taxpayer dollars. We spent six trillion dollars in the Middle East while our infrastructure decays.

The ‘fake news’ wave washing over us is one step in controlling what information we have about what happens around us. ‘Our leaders’ aren’t protecting us: They’re Big Brother controlling dissent. They’ve removed several of our constitutional protections without opposition and now they’re working on free speech.
American culture is so intellectually shallow it’s frightening. Ignorance is celebrated. National exceptionalism/arrogance is virtually unchallenged by ‘consumers’. Anyone who tries to penetrate this fog of ignorance and sense of exceptionalism that has corroded America is attacked. In difficult times a nation’s tolerance for daring to swim against the cultural tide evaporates, even though it’s precisely at such times when dissent is most necessary. Trying to wake America up to the damage it does and has done worldwide raises attacks and laughter that confirm the collapse of a culture built on foundations not of wisdom, but of gross ignorance. Americans are nearly incapable of comprehending what’s really happening around them. It’s too abstract. ‘Consumers’ awareness of current events is fragmented and based on ‘belief’ instead of reality. Most ‘consumers’ can’t find Korea on a map, let alone have any idea what operation Gladio is. Terrorism serves those who would destroy civil liberties at home and wage wars of aggression abroad. It’s part of the Empire’s tactics for total control. So, Frank, tell us what you recommend. Jesse will publish your well-reasoned response.

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war.” General Douglas McArthur, 1952

 

Craig Dudley