Seems a little high

What I find interesting, for the purposes of comparison, is the historical monthly traffic of the sites that made up the core of Pajamas Media back in 2005. These numbers were taken directly from the business plan that allowed Pajamas Media to raise $7 million in venture capital.
  • Instapundit: 4,603,544
  • Michelle Malkin: 3,341,161
  • Little Green Footballs: 3,081,638
  • Volokh Conspiracy: 821,891,
  • Protein Wisdom: 415,940
  • Belmont Club: 308,198
  • Jawa Report: 306,295

15 years later, Instapundit has far more traffic while most of the others have a lot less. But that’s not the point of the observation. Rather, it is informative and educational to observe how smaller sites receive far more media attention, much of it flattering and supposedly indicative of importance, than more popular sites that refuse to respect the boundaries of the mainstream Narrative.

If you happen to be a fly-by or new reader who isn’t likely to stick around once the election crisis concludes, I would encourage you to take this one lesson with you: everything is fake. The news, the science, the hits, the celebrities, the bestsellers, the wealthy, the economic statistics… they are all elements of a false and ever-mutating narrative intended to shape your perceptions. Perception isn’t reality, but since perception always affects Man’s decision-making, shaping his perception is one way to change future reality.


An article that won’t age well

It’s going to be hilarious to see the Holocaustians do a complete 180 as soon as the conclusive evidence for Democratic election fraud is accepted as proven by the mainstream, given the historical equivalence presented in this Washington Post article:

Scoff. That’s what we did years ago when we each first heard about Holocaust denial, as a Holocaust historian and the child of a survivor, respectively. Dismissing it as the historical equivalent of flat-Earth theory, we reassured ourselves that the Holocaust has the painful distinction of being the best-documented genocide in the world. Who could claim it did not happen? But we soon discovered we were wrong to laugh at it, as the falsehood crept into classrooms, books and even international relations. We have learned — the hard way — to take it seriously.

That is why in recent weeks we have watched with alarm the birth of another powerful disinformation mythology: the false conviction pushed by President Trump and his enablers that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen.

We had wondered whether the definitive vote of the electoral college and the declaration by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that Joe Biden was the president-elect might provide a final end to Trump’s electoral fraud fantasies. But he has instead redoubled his dangerous disinformation crusade, reportedly even probing the use of the military to further his bizarre theory that the election was stolen.

Call it democracy denial. As students of history, we do not make this comparison lightly.

Consider their implied metric: if the reported results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election were fraudulent, then the Holocaust never happened. I wonder how many Holocaustians are willing to take that bet today?


No place for fear

Least of all on this, the eve of eves.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

― Ronald Reagan

We are watching it happen in real time. We were taught by Boomers and The Great Generation about how evil the Soviets were and how awful it was that they were reporting on their neighbors, no we’re reporting on the neighbors for breaking the rules and having a party. With family. 

How could they fall for the propaganda they wondered…. We are almost exactly 29 years to the day after the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time over the Kremlin. Fear is a hell of a drug.

― Spacebunny

I spoke with a young Christian man today about a battle for his church that he has been waging, and winning, over the last year. Perhaps the two most important things to keep in mind are these:

  1. The Ride Never Ends
  2. We are not given a spirit of fear. They are ruled by one. So don’t ever hesitate to call out their lies, to expose their evil, and exploit their spirit of fear.


The legislatures have the power

Literally, the plenary power required to decide, absolutely and unilaterally, which presidential electors are appointed. The Supreme Court doesn’t have it. The voters, legitimate and fraudulent, don’t have it. Only the state legislatures do, no matter what the Fake News and the fraud-defending lawyers try to tell you. From The Tree of Woe, Alexander Macris explains the legal and historical truth of the matter:

What does “plenary power” mean? Plenary power is the most powerful authority that the Constitution grants to any branch of government.

According to Wikipedia, plenary power is “a complete and absolute power to take action on a particular issue, with no limitations. In U.S. Constitutional law, a plenary power is a power that has been granted to a body or person in absolute terms, with no review of or limitations upon the exercise of that power. The assignment of a plenary power to one body divests all other bodies from the right to exercise that power, where not otherwise entitled. Plenary powers are not subject to judicial review in a particular instance or in general.”

According to Justipedia, “Plenary power is an absolute power that is complete and allows for the holder to make unilateral decisions regarding a certain subject.”

By using the word “plenary,” the McPherson Court is stating that the state legislatures have complete, absolute power over the appointment of electors. Full stop.

McPherson is an old case, but it has been repeatedly upheld. In Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, No. 00-836, Op. at 4 (Dec. 4, 2000), the Court wrote:

In the selection of Presidential electors, the legislature is not acting solely under the authority given it by the people of the State, but by virtue of a direct grant of authority made under Art. II, §1, cl. 2, of the United States Constitution. Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, No. 00-836, Op. at 4 (Dec. 4, 2000)

This direct grant of authority “operates as a limitation upon the State in respect of any attempt to circumscribe the legislative power.” Bush, supra, at 5 (quoting McPherson, 146 U.S. at 25).

State courts may not invoke even the state constitution to circumscribe this state legislative power. Bush, supra, at 5, 7.

Bush v. Gore (2000) cited McPherson and Chief Justice Rehnquist, in his concurring opinion, expanded further:

There are a few exceptional cases in which the Constitution imposes a duty or confers a power on a particular branch of a State’s government. This is one of them. Article II, § 1, cl. 2, provides that “[e]ach State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct,” electors for President and Vice President…

In McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U.S. 1 (1892), we explained that Art. II, § 1, cl. 2, “convey[s] the broadest power of determination” and “leaves it to the legislature exclusively to define the method” of appointment. 146 U.S., at 27…

[I]n a Presidential election the clearly expressed intent of the legislature must prevail…

More recently, in DNC vs. Wisconsin State Legislature, 592 US __ (2020), Justice Kavanaugh wrote a concurring opinion that stated:

Article II expressly provides that the rules for Presidential elections are established by the States “in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.” §1, cl. 2 (emphasis added). The text of Article II means that “the clearly expressed intent of the legislature must prevail” and that a state court may not depart from the state election code enacted by the legislature. Bush v. Gore, 531 U. S. 98, 120 (2000) (Rehnquist, C. J., concurring); see Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., 531 U. S. 70, 76–78 (2000) (per curiam); McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U. S. 1, 25 (1892). In a Presidential election, in other words, a state court’s “significant departure from the legislative scheme for appointing Presidential electors presents a federal constitutional question.” Bush v. Gore, 531 U. S., at 113 (Rehnquist, C. J., concurring). As Chief Justice Rehnquist explained in Bush v. Gore, the important federal judicial role in reviewing state-court decisions about state law in a federal Presidential election “does not imply a disrespect for state courts but rather a respect for the constitutionally prescribed role of state legislatures.”

So, to summarize:

  • The US Constitution grants the power to direct the manner by which presidential electors are appointed to the state legislature.
  • This grant of power is plenary, e.g. complete and absolute. The state legislature’s clearly expressed intent must always prevail.
  • The grant of power is exclusive to the state legislature. The state courts cannot overturn the state legislature on these matters.

Based on the above, there is no question whatsoever that the state legislature can appoint the presidential electors if it wants to. And, historically, state legislatures have done so dozens of times – in fact, 7{3aedcb51dac2fbb83a885d32b07950f3050377138d02430f831f0a3ede84357a} of all presidential electors in US history have been directly appointed!

Read the whole thing. It is not merely a compelling case, it is a conclusive one. And it makes legal roadkill of the ludicrous Lawrence Tribe in the process, which is nice.

The state legislatures have the duty and responsibility to take matters into their own hands and address this unprecedented assault on the electoral system and the U.S. Constitution. And they should recall that if they don’t, the President has the moral duty and the Constitutional responsibility to hold them accountable for their failure.


Outside the normality box

How Pompeius Magnus, Cato, and the Roman Senate were taken so completely by surprise by Julius Caesar’s decision to cross the Rubicon with a single legion that wasn’t even his best or his most loyal. Now, at long last, I finally understand, thanks in part to this random comment from Twitter, posted in response to President Trump’s speech on December 2nd.

We are seeing the last desperate flailings of a truly frightened and trapped animal.  He knows what is waiting for him on the other side of Biden’s inauguration – humiliation in front of the whole world, many civil lawsuits, State and Federal charges, asset seizure and prison.

Is that how the speech struck any of you? Because it certainly didn’t sound that way to me. But given the way it almost certainly reflects the attitudes of both the Establishment and the conservative political elite, which is that President Trump wouldn’t dare depart from the current norms concerning respect for the public perception of democracy created by the media narrative, I don’t think any of them are even remotely prepared for what now appears to be the most probable outcome.

The courts have been warned. The legislators have been warned. But I don’t think they are listening to the warnings, any more than a big tech company listens even when it is bombarded by hundreds of notices from its users, because they simply don’t believe that anyone will dare to think, let alone step, outside the normality box.


A history of the Spanish Inquisition

Or, a reminder that inquisitions are not merely an effective answer, they are inevitable if the West decides to survive:

A critical question arises in light of the recent spate of fatal terror attacks in France and other European nations: How do you once and for all eradicate “extremism” from Muslim communities living in the West?

Western leaders usually respond by citing anything and everything from new “initiatives” meant to foster closer relations between Muslim communities and their host nations, to surveillance measures of hot spots and mosques.

Lamentably, history has already proven that even much more draconian measures against Islam—of the sort that modern Western man cannot even conceive let along implement—are doomed to failure.  

Consider the historical experiences of France’s neighbor, Spain.  In the eighth century, Muslims from Africa invaded and brutally conquered the Iberian Peninsula.  Christians were massacred and subjugated; churches were destroyed and/or converted to mosques.  By the late fifteenth century, however—after centuries of wars to liberate Spain from Islam (AKA, the Reconquista)—Christian rule finally extended to every corner of the peninsula.

Muslims, however, remained, mostly centered in Granada.  Originally, they were given lenient terms: Muslims could continue practicing their religion, enforce sharia in their own communities, and even travel freely.

Even so, whenever the opportunity arose, Muslims rebelled and launched many hard-to-quell uprisings, some “involving the stoning, dismembering, beheading, impaling, and burning alive of Christians.”  Muslims also regularly colluded with foreign Muslim powers (e.g., North Africans, Ottoman Turks) in an effort to subvert Spain back to Islam.

Fed up with this “enemy within,” the Spanish crown finally decreed in 1501 that all Muslims had two choices: convert to Christianity or leave Spain. The motivation was less religious and more political; it was less about making Muslims “good Christians” and more about making them “good citizens.” So long as they remained Muslim—thereby operating under the highly divisive doctrine of “loyalty and enmity”—they would remain hostile and disloyal to Christian Spain; and because secularism, atheism, multiculturalism, or just general “wokeness,” were not options then, the only practical way Muslims could slough off their tribalism and be loyal to a Christian kingdom was by embracing its faith.

Spain’s entire Muslim population—hundreds of thousands of Muslims—responded by openly embracing Christianity while remaining crypto-Muslims, in keeping with the Muslim doctrine of taqiyya.  It teaches that, whenever Muslims find themselves under infidel authority, they may say and do almost anything—denounce Muhammad, receive baptism and communion, venerate the cross—as long as their hearts remain true to Islam.  So, in public, these newly converted “Christians” went to church and baptized their children; at home, they recited the Koran, preached undying hate for the infidel, and plotted how to destroy Christian Spain.

That these “Moriscos”—that is, self-professed Muslim converts to Christianity who were still “Moorish,” or Islamic, as they came to be known—went to great lengths to foist their deception cannot be doubted, as explained by one historian:

For a Morisco to pass as a good Christian took more than a simple statement to that effect. It required a sustained performance involving hundreds of individual statements and actions of different types, many of which might have little to do with expressions of belief or ritual per se. Dissimulation [taqiyya] was an institutionalized practice in Morisco communities that involved regular patterns of behaviour passed on from one generation to the next.

Despite this elaborate masquerade, Christians increasingly caught on: “With the permission and license that their accursed sect accorded them,” a frustrated Spaniard remarked, “they could feign any religion outwardly and without sinning, as long as they kept their hearts nevertheless devoted to their false impostor of a prophet. We saw so many of them who died while worshipping the Cross and speaking well of our Catholic Religion yet who were inwardly excellent Muslims.”

Christians initially tried to reason with the Moriscos; they reminded them how they became Muslim in the first place: “Your ancestor was a Christian, although he made himself a Muslim” to avoid persecution or elevate his social status; so now “you also must become a Christian.” When that failed, Korans were confiscated and burned; then Arabic, the language of Islam, was banned. When that too failed, more extreme measures were taken; it reached the point that a Morisco could “not even possess a pocketknife for eating with that did not have a rounded point, lest he savage a Christian with it.”

A Muslim chronicler summarizes these times: “Such of the Muslims as still remained in Andalus, although Christians in appearance, were not so in their hearts; for they worshipped Allah in secret. . . . The Christians watched over them with the greatest vigilance, and many were discovered and burnt.”

Such are the origins of the Spanish Inquisition (which, contrary to popular belief, targeted more Muslims than Jews). For no matter how much the Moriscos “might present the appearance of a most peaceful submission,” a nineteenth century historian wrote, “they remained nevertheless fundamental Musulmans, watching for a favourable opportunity and patiently awaiting the hour of revenge, promised by their prophecies.”

Note that the Spanish Inquisition also had a considerably lower body count than the current program of European tolerance. In its 353-year history, the Spanish Inquisition was responsible for a grand total of 3,230 deaths, which on an annual basis is less than the number of French citizens who have been murdered by Muslims in 2020 alone.


The secret U.S. Gestapo

 Ron Unz exposes the reality of the would-be U.S. secret police, the ADL:

The choice of the ADL as the primary ideological overseer of America’s Internet may seem natural and appropriate to politically-ignorant Americans, a category that unfortunately includes the technology executives leading the companies involved. But this reflects the remarkable cowardice and dishonesty of the American media from which all these individuals derive their knowledge of our world. The true recent history of the ADL is a remarkably sordid and disreputable tale.

In January 1993, the San Francisco Police Department reported that it had recently raided the Northern California headquarters of the ADL based upon information provided by the FBI. The SFPD discovered that the organization had been keeping intelligence files on more than 600 civic organizations and 10,000 individuals, overwhelmingly of a liberal orientation, with the SFPD inspector estimating that 75{5c1a0fb425e4d1363f644252322efd648e1c42835b2836cd8f67071ddd0ad0e3} of the material had been illegally obtained, much of it by secret payments to police officials. This was merely the tip of the iceberg in what clearly amounted to the largest domestic spying operation by any private organization in American history, and according to some sources, ADL agents across the country had targeted over 1,000 political, religious, labor, and civil rights organizations, with the New York headquarters of the ADL maintaining active dossiers on more than a million Americans.

Not long afterward, an ACLU official who had previously held a high-ranking position with the ADL revealed in an interview that his organization had been the actual source of the highly controversial 1960s surveillance on Martin Luther King, Jr., which it had then provided to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. For many years Hoover had been furiously denounced in the national media headlines for his use of tapes and other secret information on King’s activities, but when a local San Francisco newspaper revealed that an ADL spying operation had actually been the source of all that sordid material, the bombshell revelation was totally ignored in the national media and only reported by fringe organizations, so that today almost no Americans are aware of that fact.

I am not aware of any other private organization in American history that has been involved in even a sliver of such illegal domestic espionage activity, which appears to have been directed against almost all groups and prominent individuals—Left, Right, and Center—suspected of being insufficiently aligned with Jewish and Israeli interests. Some of the illegal material found in ADL possession even raised dark suspicions that it had played a role in domestic terrorist attacks and political assassinations directed against foreign leaders….

In effect, the ADL seems to have long operated as our country’s privatized secret political police, monitoring and enforcing its ideological doctrines on behalf of Jewish groups much as the Stasi did for the Communist rulers of East Germany. Given such a long history of criminal activity, allowing the ADL to extend its oversight to our largest Social Media platforms amounts to appointing the Mafia to supervise the FBI and the NSA, or taking a very large step towards implementing George Orwell’s ” Ministry of Truth” on behalf of Jewish interests.

The ADL are confirmed Pharasatanist scum, whose founding purpose was to defend pedophilia, rape, and murder. They as allergic to the good, the beautiful, and the true as the average vampire is to garlic, silver, and the Cross. Anyone who is attacked by the pedophistic extremists should be regarded as someone who is at least capable of speaking truth, unlike the Always Depraved League. 

And they are not to be feared, they are to be despised. Not for their ethnicity, but for their evil history and for their evil and illegal actions.


The End of Holocaustianity

I don’t think David Cole demonstrates a very good grasp of basic human psychology in his article addressing the implications of the recent Schoen survey reporting that Millennials don’t know about the Holocaust, don’t care about the Holocaust, and are nearly as likely to blame the Jews for it as the National Socialist German Workers Party:

All the hand-wringing over the survey is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the problem. A half century of high-decibel Holocaust education hasn’t failed…it’s worked too well. Millennials hate Nazis with the passion of someone actually wronged by Nazis, which is ironic because no millennial has ever met an actual Nazi. Mind you, they think they have. According to the survey, 54{5274a41d3bd2aa3d5829764fe19e8a7ecbc79c108731aad5f1ff2d292e60e2b4} of millennials think the U.S. is crawling with “neo-Nazis.” Where’d they get that impression? Take a guess: from Jews who’ve misused the Holocaust to smear any white who displeases them as a “Nazi.” That 30{5274a41d3bd2aa3d5829764fe19e8a7ecbc79c108731aad5f1ff2d292e60e2b4} of millennials blame the Holocaust on America, FDR, and Jews shows just how well the propaganda has worked. White = Nazi, “full stop.” Sure those kids can’t name an actual concentration camp, but who cares? It was never about that. It was always about smearing non-Nazis as Nazis. It’s not about remembering the genuine Nazi menace of the past, but rather creating a phantom Nazi menace for the present.

To conservatives responding to the Schoen survey by mindlessly repeating, “We need more Holocaust education,” be careful what you wish for. I’d wager that, among American whites, there’s a direct correlation between receiving massive doses of Holocaust education in well-funded suburban schools, with yearly visits to Holocaust museums and in-class lectures by survivors, and a fanatical desire to punch Nazis, which in today’s political climate translates to “punch anyone on the right.” Or any Trump voter. Or any straight white male who doesn’t detest himself.

Holocaust education has always been weaponized. Jews will make a big deal about how appalling it is that millennials can’t name Ravensbrück, Oranienburg, or Gross-Rosen, but it’s insincere outrage. Holocaust ed has panned out exactly as planned. “Never again” is not about looking back, but looking straight ahead, stopping and stomping the present-day “enemies” of a hate-filled Jewish establishment that despises the West, its traditions, and anything white, Christian, or European in origin.

I wouldn’t say the program has panned out exactly as planned. To the contrary, it is observably going seriously awry, at least if one is to take it at face value. Incessant indoctrination results in one of four things. The stupid and the indifferent ignore it. The average resent it. The midwits embrace it as Gospel. The intelligent reject it. So, the more the Promethean professional victim class pushes their “we dindu nuffin” history of an ancient genocide that occurred for absolutely no reason at all, the more the younger generations will resent and reject the relentless historical propaganda of the last 50 years.

And then history will repeat itself. Again.


Conspiracy History

Conspiracy is not theory, it is history. In Machiavelli’s History of Florence, he records literally dozens of conspiracies aimed at controlling the government of a single city. Whether it is the conspiracy to assassinate Giuliano and Lorenzo de’ Medici or the conspiracy of the Duke of Milan with the Canneschi family to dislodge the Bentivogli family from its position of primacy in Bologna in order to disrupt that city’s alliance with Venice and Florence, his history of the Italian peninsula is literally full of documented conspiracies in every single chapter.

And there is evidence – copious evidence – of the Promethean conspiracy to rule the entire world dating back centuries, with more being uncovered all the time.

THE MYSTERIOUS HOTEL AT THE CENTER OF SPYGATE

Hotels play an important role in the story of the Deep State conspiracy against the President who, aptly, made his fortune building hotels. One hotel, however, stands out from the rest. Andaz

The site where the Andaz hotel stands today in the City of London was originally occupied by the Bethlem Royal Hospital. 

The hospital was founded in 1247 by the Italian Bishop of Bethlehem, Goffredo de Prefetti, to care for those deemed insane. By the 1600’s, the institution had become synonymous with madness itself. The locals called it ‘bedlam,’ the word has since entered the English language to mean chaos and disorder.

Due to the cruel and inhumane treatment received by patients, the hospital  closed and moved to another site.

In 1884, the Liverpool Street Hotel (later changed to the Great Eastern Hotel) was built on the former site of the hospital. The architectural giants, Charles and Edward Barry, were the designers. In Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel, Dracula, the vampire hunter Van Helsing stays at the Great Eastern Hotel on a visit to London.

In the 1990’s, as the hotel was in the process of being refurbished, engineers noticed discrepancies in the blueprints. Upon further investigation, they discovered a majestic Masonic temple hidden behind false walls.

But it’s all just conspiracy theory, right?  I mean, how crazy would it sound to insist that a famous hotel has a secret Masonic temple hidden inside it? And who, one wonders, was taking part in the occult rituals being performed there? At some point, you are going to have to admit that your blindness to the increasingly apparent reality of the spiritual war surrounding you is an intentional choice on your part.

Hanlon’s Razor is an aphorism designed to mislead the midwitted. “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” is simply false. It would be far more accurate to say: “Never attribute to stupidity that which could be motivated by evil.” This is because evil, being intrinsically subject to falsehood, is inevitably going to look stupid at times to anyone who possesses even a modicum of the relevant truth.


This too shall pass

Americans should not despair overmuch about the decline of their nation. As Machiavelli observed in his History of Florence, a society reaching a pinnacle of power is inevitably followed by a subsequent decline.

It may be observed, that provinces amid the vicissitudes to which they are subject, pass from order into confusion, and afterward recur to a state of order again; for the nature of mundane affairs not allowing them to continue in an even course, when they have arrived at their greatest perfection, they soon begin to decline. In the same manner, having been reduced by disorder, and sunk to their utmost state of depression, unable to descend lower, they, of necessity, reascend; and thus from good they gradually decline to evil, and from evil again return to good. The reason is that valor produces peace; peace, repose; repose, disorder; disorder, ruin; so from disorder order springs, from order vitue, and from this, glory and good fortune.

Hence, wise men have observed, that the age of literary excellence is subsequent to that of distinction in arms; and that in cities and provinces, great warriors are produced before philosophers. Arms having secured victory, and victory peace, the buoyant vigor of the martial mind cannot be enfeebled by a more excusable indulgence than that of letters; nor can indolence, with any greater or more dangerous deceit, enter a well-regulated community.

Cato was aware of this when the philosophers, Diogenes and Carneades, were sent ambassadors to the Senate by the Athenians; for perceiving with what earnest admiration the Roman youth began to follow them, and knowing the evils that might result to his country from this specious idleness, he enacted that no philosopher should be allowed to enter Rome.

The bad news is that Americans, forgetful of history, were not wise enough to keep out the philosophers. The current disorder that was the inevitable consequence of their wicked influence will be followed by ruin. The good news is that order and virtue will eventually rise up from the ruins.