The Deep State’s candidate

Neon Revolt points out that South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is the Deep State’s candidate for president in 2020:

But who is this guy, exactly? Buttigieg was a complete unknown until just a few weeks ago, when he announced his Presidential campaign. And as of today, he’s either tied or tracking just above BIDEN(!!!) for 2020: So where did this guy come from? What has he done? And what accounts for this sudden rise to prominence from utter obscurity?

I think they get carried away from time to time. Just because they can fake popularize a media creation like Ben Shapiro or Jordan Peterson, they think they can create popularity for a politician out of thin air. But Obama was a one-off and was only possible due to the way white people think supporting black politicians will magically absolve them of racism.

The Democrats running a gay nonentity with a silly name like Buttigieg would make Reagan-Mondale look close.


He’s been warned

Stay out of the race, old white man:

Some Democratic presidential candidates expressed support Saturday for the Nevada political candidate who alleged former Vice President Joe Biden kissed her on the back of her head in 2014. But they didn’t say it disqualifies Biden from joining the race.

Speaking to reporters in Iowa, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro said they believed Lucy Flores. She wrote in New York magazine that she felt uncomfortable with her interactions with Biden.

Warren and Castro said it’s up to Biden to decide whether he should join the race. Biden spokesman Bill Russo said in a statement that Biden doesn’t remember kissing Flores.

Everyone knows Biden is a creepy old pervert. There are dozens of pictures and videos of him creeping on women and young girls.  The release of the incident by Flores is simply an early shot across the bow warning him to stay out of the presidential race.

If he doesn’t do the smart thing and leave it to the women and diversities, more incidents will be released to the media. And Biden has been playing this game long enough to know that.


Who could see it coming?

Fiction

Reality

I’m not sure if this is a slightly different perspective or if the artist simply omitted the Eiffel Tower due to its frequent appearance on other pages. But it’s still rather striking, considering the timing. Of course, while I correctly anticipated the gendarmarie opposing the nationalists in The War in Paris, I thought Antifa was going to directly oppose the nationalists rather than try to co-opt their movement.

But I did get the yellow-and-black colors correct. Anyhow, we’re very close to completing the first Alt-Hero omnibus. I’ll make an announcement when it’s ready so backers whose addresses have changed will have the opportunity to update them. In other Alt-Hero news, we expect AH:Q #1 to be completed this week.


Shutting off the spigot

The God-Emperor turns off the money:

US President Donald Trump has ordered to cut all aid programs for the so-called Northern Triangle nations over the migrant inflow into the US. Washington is often criticized for worsening the conditions that force people to flee.

“We are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY [fiscal year] 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” a State Department spokesperson told the media. “We will be engaging Congress as part of this process,” she added.

Earlier, Trump himself told journalists that he “ended payments to Guatemala, to Honduras, and to El Salvador. No money goes there anymore.” He also accused the Central American countries of not doing “a thing for us.” The president also turned to Twitter to lambaste the three nations, along with Mexico, over their failure to stop illegal immigration into the US.

It’s a good start, anyhow.


Mailvox: the Instapundit link

I’ve gotten several inquiries about the recent removal of the link to Instapundit from the Day Trips. The reason is pretty straightforward and doesn’t indicate anything negative about either Glenn Reynolds or Dr. Helen; I harbor a high personal regard for both of them. The fact is that I simply don’t read Instapundit any more now that it is All Antisemitism All the Time. After I observed something like 27 links to either “anti-semitism” or “antisemitism” in a single day, almost all of them by Ed Driscoll and Stephen Green, I simply stopped reading the site.

I don’t happen to find anti-semitism to be interesting, important, or relevant to my life, and I don’t consider it to be one of the top 50 current issues about which conservatives or Republicans need concern themselves. So, I expect you can understand that I don’t regularly read sites that consider it to be the primary topic of discussion.


Redefining Western Civilization

Having seen how his forefathers successfully redefined America out of existence to suit themselves with their ahistorical Melting Pot mythology, Ben Shapiro is now attempting to redefine Western Civilization in order to better suit his Neo-Palestinian perspective. That’s what it means for him to be on “the right side of history”. From a comment on the Darkstream:

Madhatter
I mentioned his Tweet about his recent book and listed him the three cores ofWestern Civilization. It was a real mention, not a comment over a screenshot

Western Civilization:

European etnichities  ✔️

Greco-roman heritage✔️

Christianity✔️( the most important)

Who is rewriting it Ben?

Ben Shapiro @benshapiro
“So, if you’d like to both join the fight against the alt-right and their racist rewriting of “Western civilization,” and fight the horrific media bias of people who lump together conservatism and alt-right racism, buy a copy of my book”

The amount of projection in that tweet is simply astonishing. It is Ben Shapiro who is the openly racist advocate of global imperialism. It is Ben Shapiro who is rewriting the long-settled definition of “Western civilization”. As you should be able to see by now, Shapiro, Peterson, Prager, and others of their Fake Right camouflage are every bit as evil and anti-Western as the SJWs, but they are considerably more dangerous due to their proven ability to disguise their intentions and to fool so many self-styled conservatives into blithely supporting the ongoing destruction of America and the West.

UPDATE: Speaking of Ben Shapiro, keep this inept prediction in mind. He actually claims President Trump is “an odds-on favorite to lose in 2020”:

The Economist: How is the 2020 American presidential election looking to you?

Mr Shapiro: If I had to give odds right now, I’d say that President Trump is an odds-on favorite to lose in 2020. I think that he only has about a 40{7268cf014492308e106993e7b45f4eb601f43560ca0109d183125b422b0d55f5} chance of winning.

He’s not merely a liar, he’s an incompetent political observer. Remember, this is the same foolish chickenhawk who actually wanted the USA to declare war on Iran, Egypt, and nuclear-armed Pakistan AT THE SAME TIME in 2005.


Art Before the Horse

Owen Benjamin has posted his first premium content to UNAUTHORIZED.TV. Called ART BEFORE THE HORSE, it is his entire live show at the children’s museum in Denver, and it is exclusive to the channel. All Unauthorized subscribers have access to the show; non-subscribers can purchase it for $9.99.


Challenging the USD

It appears that the Russian and Chinese alternative payment systems may be in the process of merging:

Several Russian banks have joined the China International Payments System (CIPS), to ease operations between the two countries, according to a senior official at the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).

“As for the cooperation on payment systems, a range of banks are already connected to CIPS, allowing to facilitate payments routing procedure,” Vladimir Shapovalov, who heads a division dealing with foreign regulators at the CBR’s international cooperation department, said earlier this week during the international Russian-Chinese forum.

Given the fact that Italy recently joined the Chinese Silk Road trade initiative, this decision by Russian banks would appear to presage an eventual merger between CIPS and SPFS, which would make for a powerful, nuclear weapons-backed alternative to the US SWIFT system that the US has been using to impose its will upon countries everywhere from Africa and the Caribbean to Europe and Asia.

The USA destroyed earlier monetary challenges from Iraq and Libya, which only appears to have convinced Iran, China, and Russia of the need to work together in order to free themselves of the neo-liberal financial empire. This may be the first substantial sign of the end of U.S. empire, as we’ll know the beginning of the end has been officially reached when the EU and Switzerland abandon SWIFT in favor of whatever the rival new payment system ends up being called.


Hard moderation

Thanks to the repeated refusal of a pair of worse-than-useless gammas, namely, Haxo Angmark and Philip George, to accept the fact that their unsolicited contributions to the discourse were determined to be undesirable, I have permanently instituted comment moderation here.

This shouldn’t have much of an effect on anyone but them, other than a slight delay in your comments appearing, but it means that the moderators no longer have to waste time hunting down and deleting comments from banned commenters.

If you’re a gamma, it may help to understand that this total inability to respect the social order is precisely the reason why people not only hate you, but hate everyone who even reminds them of you. In a better, more just world, gammas would simply be taken out and shot after their high school graduation given their proven inability to function in adult society.


Demolishing the atheist myths

This is a usefully thorough debunking of the oft-referenced myth concerning the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria:

If there is a story that forms the heart of New Atheist bad history, it’s the tale of the Great Library of Alexandria and its destruction by a Christian mob.  It’s the central moral fable of the Draper-White Thesis, where wise and rational Greeks and Romans store up all the wisdom of the pre-Christian ancient world in a single library, treasuring science and reason and bringing western civilisation to the brink of a technological and industrial revolution.  But then a screaming mob of irrational Christian zealots puts this treasure of science and learning to the torch, thus ushering in the Dark Ages and setting back technology by one thousand years.  It’s certainly a great story, retold in Carl Sagan’s seminal Cosmos TV series (1980) and in Alejandro Amenabar’s film Agora (2009).  The only problem is … it never happened.

So where are these people getting all this stuff that makes them so angry?  Unfortunately, this is another case where the average New Atheist’s grasp of history has been informed not by a historian, but by a scientist and where the scientist has, yet again, got pretty much everything wrong.  The main culprit here is, unfortunately, the late Carl Sagan…. It was his 1980 TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage that made him a household name.  It became the most widely watched public television series of the 1980s and virtually single-handedly established a new kind of public science education.  Sagan took a wide-ranging theme of the history of the cosmos and how we humans have come to understand it, using science and reason.  It was the way he used the history of science to explain scientific concepts that intrigued me as a teenager, though I was later to learn that Sagan was a much better scientist and presenter than he was a historian.

Sagan wrote the series and its accompanying best-selling book in 1978-79, in the shadow of the Cold War, the era of Apartheid and the wake of the Iranian Revolution and years of radical terrorism.  The final episode of the series, “Who Speaks for Earth?”, was a reflection on the future of humanity and a plea for sanity in the face of increasing threats to our civilisation.  And it’s in this context that Sagan tells a moral fable of the Great Library of Alexandria and its fall to the forces of irrationality and superstition:

The story that Sagan tells is a fine one and the morals he draws from it are admirable, but as a historical account it’s absolutely terrible.  He makes a number of dubious claims, presents speculation as fact and makes several flat out factual errors – true history pedants can find a detailed analysis everything he gets wrong or overstates in this post to the Reddit /r/badhistory group.  While he also makes the weird claim that Greco-Roman civilisation collapsed because of slavery, it’s the nineteenth century cliches about “the Dark Ages” that were finally relieved by the glorious “Renaissance” that form the basis of his depiction of western intellectual history.  In a weird inversion of the actual chronology, somehow Sagan puts the murder of Hypatia of Alexandria before the “abject surrender to mysticism”  which he says led to ” the mob [that] came to burn the [Great Library] down”.  The influence of his account of the murder of Hypatia is a topic for another article, but it’s his heartfelt paean to the Great Library, his allusions to the advances it could have inspired if it had survived, followed by his condemnation of the forces of “stagnation … pessimism …. [and] mysticism” which caused this jewel to be burned down that continue to inspire anger in many people.  Most of the expressions of outrage and hatred against the “religious barbarians” quoted above draw, directly or indirectly, on Sagan’s account.

It never ceases to amuse me how completely and utterly wrong the New Atheists have repeatedly proven to be about everything, from philosophy and theology to history and science. No wonder no one takes them seriously anymore.

Think about how embarrassing it must be to look upon the antics of the buffoons of the Intellectual Dork Web and realize that they are nevertheless considered to be an improvement on you by your globalist masters.