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Jul 13 6 tweets 2 min read
Looking at the many responses to this 1.7M view 🧵👇 & related 🧵s, I'm realizing assumed US military dominance is based on a series of obvious nested "Breakfast Questions".

What they share is profitability for defense contractors & the unnecessary mass US military casualties
1/ if the assumptions are wrong. In other words, the lives of US military personnel are subordinate to the MIC wealth pump.

The fundamental starting point is that US will succeed in destroying one of the largest & most sophisticated air defense systems in the world -
Jul 12 10 tweets 2 min read
"High-Tech American Weapons Work Against Russia—Until They Don’t" is a front page article yesterday's WSJ (link later) & it describes a huge hidden cost to America in the Ukraine war

Our lauded "smart" weapons have a window of time they are useful - and Ukraine is using it up
"The Excalibur artillery round performed wonders when it was introduced into the Ukrainian battlefield in the summer of 2022. Guided by GPS, the shells hit Russian tanks and artillery with surgical precision, as drones overhead filmed the resulting fireballs.

That didn’t last."
Jul 12 13 tweets 3 min read
People laughingly dismiss doomsday and Mad Max scenarios, and hopefully they are right.

A far more likely danger for a country that does not make its own goods & can't pay for them is the creeping destruction of the quality of life.

Let's talk about air conditioners.
The air conditioner was invented in 1902 by a white man in the US named Willis Carrier. He spent 3 decades perfecting them & by 1933 the Carrier Air Conditioning Company offered the first air conditioners with the same basic tech of today, although with many improvements
Jul 12 6 tweets 2 min read
To be clear, there are no incremental solutions, no way to maintain the status quo while making a few tweaks and everything works again.

The US has a domestic political crisis that is still building, even as geopolitical pressures rapidly mount.
We will have to solve a growing entitlements crisis, where people vote money for themselves where the physical capacity is not there to deliver that wealth. In combination with the rapidly compounding national debt, we will have a monetary crisis as well.
Jul 11 5 tweets 1 min read
So, how do you make equipment that makes the shells (or whatever)?

You need the machine tools to make the equipment.

Is that harder when making heavily automated equipment?

Yes, this requires very sophisticated machine tools.

Can the US still do this?
1/ Well, that's the single most important part of being an industrial power, is having the tools to make the equipment that makes the stuff. The US used to be the best in the world at this, particularly around the Great Lakes.
Jul 10 6 tweets 2 min read
Below is what America looked like when we made our own things. Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee were the three most affluent metropolitan areas in the country - because they were the best at making stuff for the rest of the country. They were well paid - and it cost more money
Image When the Heartland was stabbed in the back and the jobs were exported overseas - yes, it did lower prices.

So, for those who do not produce, particularly the large urban underclasses and service sector workers, this offshoring did indeed increase their standards of living,
Jul 10 5 tweets 2 min read
Note the price point in the 🧵👇

The challenge is that drones with Chinese electronics are flooding the world and changing warfare because they are so cheap, less than $400 to $1,000 each.

The US response is to build drones that cost $360,000 each ($360 million / 1,000)
1/ From a Pentagon / MIC / defense contractor perspective this is a feature & not a problem. Very hard to make money on lots of cheap drones, can make a lot of money on a few very expensive drones. That's all that matters right, defense manufacturer profits?
Jul 9 14 tweets 3 min read
The implications of this 👇 and the following 👉have the possibility to end the American Empire & change all our lives.

China makes the electronics for almost all of the drones for the world. Taiwan decided to try to make their own - and is failing.
?… To go with that article, I would highly recommend at least skimming the article below: "Drone Design - An Electronics Designers Point of Views.

People take "simple electronics" for granted, with no idea of what it actually takes - or who makes it
Jul 9 6 tweets 2 min read
This seems important 🧵👇

Europe has been pushing hard on China lately to cut Russia off from supplies. Europe doesn't have any actual leverage, so they've been reduced to loudly telling China what to do via the Western media. The Chinese are not impressed.

The drone aspect
1/ is likely far more important than the physical Chinese troops on the Polish border, important as that is.

This is something I've written about before, in that almost every thing we read about countries such as Ukraine making drones is crap.

Ukraine doesn't make drones.
Jul 9 5 tweets 2 min read
This relates to a common intellectual defect among urbanites, and it is about flyover country.

An urbanite looking out a plane window flying over the Heartland sees vast empty places, sparsely inhabited by peasants.

In fact, every bit of that landscape is densely owned,
1/ meaning every field, every house, every bit of woods or creek (not including the vast govt lands out West).

When one looks out the window, one is seeing hundreds or thousands of people's lives, knowing every bend in those roads, the layout of every field,
Jul 8 5 tweets 2 min read
Aristo is having some fun, but this is worth exploring a bit further. The key assumption is that the Heartland is empty & there for the taking, whether it be a cabin or a good looking girl at a gas station.

If property laws aren't enforced, this is a time of predators.
1/ An outsider who moves to steal a cabin is the lowest rung on the predator ladder, they're moving into a community where they have no friends.

That will be their introduction to the local community: a thief from another state, with no friends & no support.
Jul 6 12 tweets 3 min read
It has now been 9 days since the debate & as the open battle within the Ruling Coalition continues, we gain ever more information.

An apparently(?) extragovernmental alliance of the media & Democratic power brokers is trying to take down a sitting president while installing
1/ the new President of their choice - perhaps Kamala & perhaps not - with the American people not having any say in the matter.

What the media is using is an unrelenting campaign of personal destruction, just as one-sided against Biden now, as they were previously
Jul 5 5 tweets 2 min read
Taking Notes On Factional Warfare Within The Ruling Coalition

It has now been a week since the NYT decided to take down Biden, and we're getting some good insights into the factions within the Ruling Coalition.

Biden was purportedly not worried about the media or donors,
1/ but rather, his concern was elected Dems who actually have power, Senators such as Fetterman. In Biden's view, the media and donors are subservient to the politicians.

The media & donors don't seem to view it that way. They seem to think that the politicians are those
Jul 5 5 tweets 2 min read
I remember US Vet volunteers in 2022 being shocked by the intensity of the artillery barrages, something they had never experienced in Iraq / Afghanistan.

I get it, US doctrine is air power will have destroyed the artillery - but that assumes victory before the fight begins.
1/ This is an extraordinarily dangerous attitude, and the more commonly accepted it is among US military planners, the more US soldiers could get killed because of it.

A recurring theme in military history is generals coming in confidently prepared to win the last war,
Jul 4 9 tweets 2 min read
I've received several unauthorized replies that used the forbidden "A" word. A common agreement not to think about or discuss the "A" word is the underpinning of US national security & is critical to the status of the US as a military superpower.

"A" is attrition, of course.
1/ The USA won WWII by decisively outproducing the Axis powers. We were the world's leading industrial power, our industrial heartland was too far away to be attacked, and US factories turned out staggering amounts of tanks, fighters, bombers, and ships.
Jul 4 10 tweets 2 min read
This is a good read 👇on what is one of my favorite subjects, which is what happens when the Narrative & Credentialed Experts clash with Reality.

Reality is that we are now more than 2 years into a major European ground war & it doesn't look anything like it was supposed to.
1/ Reality is that combat is an extremely dangerous place to be if one is in the open

The combination of drones, massive artillery strikes, precision munitions, stand-off glide bombs and the like have created a lethal environment, that both sides have reacted through by creating
Jul 4 13 tweets 3 min read
On this Independence Day, I would like to explore one possible future, where the Heartland regains its freedom in a non-violent manner before 2030.

For this to happen, the Ruling Coalition will need to blatantly steal the 2024 election, as I believe they will.
Biden can never win a free & fair election, and neither can Harris. The 2020 election was blatantly stolen, and since that worked, we should expect the same this time around.

The difference is that the American electorate is in a very different place than it has been before.
Jul 3 4 tweets 1 min read
This is all a matter of simple math.

White Dems are importing POC en masse to win elections. Yes, this dilutes white votes overall.

But, it necessarily dilutes white votes in the Dem party MUCH faster. White Dems become a minority long before the entire nation does.
They are simultaneously preaching an anti-white and anti-male message, intended to crush those damn MAGA types.

Except their new numerical masters are not so interested in the fine details - they don't like white men or white women.
Jul 3 9 tweets 2 min read
Kamala is a good reason for using the term BioLeninist rather than libtard.

Once we unpack what "BioLeninist" means, we can see the intended direction. Biden would be the last white male US President. The last white female President (if any) would be in the next 8-16 years.
1/ The Leninist component is critical because it tells us that we are in a process of dialectic progression. It is a process of never ending change - meaning that from a Leninist's perspective, we are still in the early stages.

It is almost unimaginably early compared
Jun 29 5 tweets 1 min read
There is no coordinated coup going on against Biden.

Based on going directly to the sources, yes, NYT, WSJ & MSNBC want to take down Biden. However, as shown in reports released after the NYT editorial, NPR, CBS & ABC are all negatively neutral. There is no unified media
attempt to bring down Biden as has been portrayed on X, but rather the media is itself split. Obama and Clinton are both backing Biden. Administration "sources" are still all arguing on his behalf. No senior Democratic politicians are on record going against Biden,
Jun 29 10 tweets 2 min read
What happens next with Biden's candidacy depends on a simple question - is the US ruled by a unified and disciplined Regime or by a fractured and incompetent Coalition?

If the former, Biden is toast, if the latter, then battle is joined and Biden has major advantages.
1/ There are aspects of what happened over the last 36 hours that sure look like another domestic CIA "Color Revolution". This belief system is based on the insiders of the CIA & other agencies working with a common agenda, and deciding to set up and replace Biden.