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You should try fighting for what you believe in sometime, Jack. Not for a company, or for a nation, or for anyone else.
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Mar 15 26 tweets 8 min read
In light of the US state of Montana basically deciding to ignore federal writ in order to pump more oil, I thought I'd do a "serious" thread about one possible way that political collapse plays out in the United States, using the end of the Ashikaga shogunate as an example. 1/23 Though a lot of people are familiar with the sengoku jidai, the period of japanese warrring states (mostly due to playing Total War: Shogun or watching period dramas), the leadup to this period of chaos and division is much less understood. It's a useful example, however. 2/23
Jan 27 20 tweets 4 min read
These posts by comrade Baron are extremely relevant today to understand one of the loci of woke politics. I've noticed people on the Right have a ton to say about the wokies doing all kinds of crap to make school more woke, but they're conspicuously silent on the test question.🧵 It just so happens that abolishing standardized testing is the #1 woke demand wherever they take power, way ahead of tranny bathrooms or drag queen story hour. Those latter things are negotiable, but the former point is very much NOT.
Jan 17 6 tweets 2 min read
The "lol europe is all mind-controlled subjects of the Amerikkkan borg cube" discourse is actually extremely tiresome because of how myopic it is.

No one in Sweden thinks we came up with LGBTQ stuff thanks to the US. This stuff was mainstreamed in Sweden a decade+ before the US. Moreover, in terms of, say, the trans issue, the public has basically started to move on and there's far less enthusiasm for it here now than, say, 5 years ago, meanwhile it's exploding in the US. This view of Europe as a mere receptacle for American inputs is just incorrect.
Jan 16 4 tweets 1 min read
alltså det här är ju på allvar någon sorts psykos

folk verkar helt desperata att hitta någon sorts gemenskap och flykt från normaliteten men kanske är en enorm truppkoncentration vid gränsen till UKRAINA inte rätt läge att börja böla om att ryssen är på väg till Gotland?? Ryssarna kan säkert invadera Gotland givet att Sverige har ett mycket litet och svagt försvar. Men givet demografin på ön skulle ett inlemmande av Gotland in i Ryssland kräva samma åtgärder som vinterkriget: att man kastar ut svenskarna ur Visby som finnarna i Viborg.
Jan 16 4 tweets 2 min read
There's a burger place in Visby's harbor that looks like an american 50s diner except turned up to 11, like no real american diner has ever had as much crappy Americana as that place. There's probably a name for this cultural effect. ping @maarek
Jan 16 10 tweets 3 min read
As @bog_beef points out, lack of prosecution for looting is de facto a kind of under the table patronage scheme. The railroad is being forced to eat the costs of this stuff, which ought to tell you just how dire the situation really is. You can see this as a 100% law and order issue with the dems just being "too lazy" to have cops, but in reality private business is simply being forced to pay to maintain the political coalition. At the top end, through sinecure extraction. At the bottom, through looting.
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
Not only that, is a demand for neoliberal democrats to build camps for republican voters, in order to protect the totally rebellious, totally allies of the working class urban socialist set.

A piece like this would have been completely unthinkable just 5 years ago. I've increasingly seen stuff like this - basically political unconditional surrenders to the professional/managerial leadership of the current prog coalition. To me that is an actual sign of the times.

These radicals have always had their cheap pride in being "independent"...
Jan 12 4 tweets 2 min read
There's a point here that's easy to miss. Obviously Adolph Reed has now bent to social/professional pressure, and he's done so before, in the past. But the *nature* of that pressure is now truly totalitarian. Even a red diaper baby now realizes it's time to pledge for the blues. Once you have a fairly rapid collapse of these sort of alternative social and political groupings, once *everything* is melted down into a singular point of conflict (reds vs whites, reds vs blues, cavaliers vs roundheads), then that is obviously a precursor to civil conflict.
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
At one point you could look to someone like Adolph Reed for pretty adroit political analysis that was fairly level-headed and didn't shy away from asking hard question about material interests.

Those days are totally gone now lol.

nonsite.org/the-whole-coun… The old man is clearly slipping; reading a piece like this is now fairly tedious given Reed's intense need to stuff in as many EXXXXTREME adjectives as possible to prove that all his enemies are literally the nazis in 1930. It's a sad decline from some of his earlier prose.
Jan 12 7 tweets 2 min read
Obviously, American striver culture transcends the left and the right. One of the most curious aspect of people inside the striver class is their magpie-like impulse to hoard various bits and sundry of social ephemera. This is probably related to how strivers select for mates. This hoarding impulse transcends the left/right spectrum, but there are important cultural differences to consider. In some American locales, the proper way to engage in this hoarding behavior is to list all your clinical mental illnesses on your social profiles.
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
the american (middle class, striver) obsession with IQ is one of the most hilarious aspects of the country. I've never been to the Great Satan (mashallah I never will alhamdulillah) but I doubt if you go to like rural Kansas the people there just go "oh yeah what's your IQ bro?" The proximal causes of this particular phenomenon of striver America is probably best illustrated by the poll results themselves. Apparently fully 50% of respondents belong to the top 0.5% in terms of ability! One day, one presumes, the Universe take notice of this amazing fact.
Jan 12 8 tweets 2 min read
My man's pet peeve here is a real thing and it's a mistake to think the competing narratives about rural America are about different interpretations of facts. It's 100% a question of which classes should be given priority. Even from an outside view, the red coalition in the US is very awkwardly stitched together (this also applies on the religious denomination level, compare evangelicals to catholic converts in ghe leadership lol), and the city vs rural split is particularly telling.
Dec 25, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
Here, Dreher inadvertedly illustrates why anti-wokeness is kind of a doomed strategy. Liberals aren't merely being woke, they are fighting tooth and nail to eliminate rivals of their own children in an increasingly harsh environment.

theamericanconservative.com/dreher/schools… Ironically, the rhetorical pro-natalism of the right would just be throwing gasoline on a fire here. At least the libs claim to believe in having few children, and then just engage in a vicious game of musical chairs to secure the future of those kids.
Dec 20, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
When I wrote that piece in UnHerd a couple of months ago on the topic of civil war, said topic had just left the realm of the criminally insane and entered the fringes of polite society.

It now looks poised to become a major mainstream talking point.

newsweek.com/2021/12/31/mil… You have to wonder if stuff like this appearing in WaPo, newsweek, the Atlantic etc is a sort of trial balloon for more or less using the military/national guard for a massive show of strength around 2024. If so, that's just a crazy level of risk-taking.
Dec 19, 2021 26 tweets 5 min read
There's a real elephant in the room to texts like this, which is that the world population in 1920 was less than two billion people, and a hundred years later it is approaching eight billion people. A 400% increase in a single century.

theamericanconservative.com/articles/elon-… If your attitude is "bro, population growth is no big deal", that's okay, but you have to ask: how many more centuries of 400% growth do you find practical? One, for a cool 32 billion people in 2120? Two, for measly 128 billion human souls sharing this vast planet by 2220?
Dec 18, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Incredibly high, near 100%. Historically, purging or downscaling the military's lower ranks creates MASSIVE societal instability. The pauperized soldiers stick around and tend yo flock to ANY banner that will make use of their skills. And this is *before* factoring in ideology. At the siege of Osaka, Toyotomi Hideyori had tens of thousands of ronin soldiers holed up with him in Osaka castle, basically just detritus and castoffs from previous wars. You never *solve* the issue of unreliable troops by purging them. That's when the real trouble starts!
Dec 18, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
bruh if you want to solidify support around some project of basically stealing the 2024 election, there's no goddamn reason to ever go "uhhhh if the troops end up thinking 2024 is stolen there's a really good chance they just won't follow orders anymore" There is no situation where you ever want to get the message out there that the military is catastrophically unreliable and won't be there to help you if Kamala Harris wins by 500 electors or whatever. First off, this is just demoralizing. Second, you're giving grunts ideas.
Dec 18, 2021 23 tweets 5 min read
The gracious comrade Stalin ( @Stal_Apu ) sent me this article and I have to say that it is a doozy. Given that he and I have been writing about these issues for a bit, I'll give my own (political side, not military side) view of what's written.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/… First off, these people are not just random OpEd writers. These are retired flag rank officers (one brigadier general and two major generals). Second, what they write here is worth quite a few raised eyebrows. It's a pretty radical piece!
Nov 27, 2021 19 tweets 3 min read
The incredibly anti-burkean idea that "culture" is somehow a vcr that you can program, rather than the result and sum total of a million different social processes, is going to destroy so many wannabe "counter-revolutionaries" in the years ahead.

unherd.com/thepost/conser… It's a seductive idea, though. Partly because idealism is always seductive, but also because it lets you ignore fundamental questions about the "who" and "what" of your own coalition. People who think like this generally have no experience with retail politics.
Nov 26, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
The year is 1872. After Swedish scientists discover trans-newtonian elements in Norrland, the new King Oscar II of Sweden reforms the Kalmar Union of old. This is followed by detonating many nuclear warheads over China and America, wiping out the anglo and sino plague. The genocide of the Anglo and the Chinaman has left only about 550 million humans left on planet earth, but the good news is that the remaining humans are now poised to explore space as part of the glorious Scandinavian Empire.
Nov 21, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
As Comrade Land rightly points out, the risk of this stuff for the baseline legitimacy of technocratic government is completely out of this world. I think this shows why as the data is becoming clear about the lack of efficacy for these vaccines, states are still doubling down.🧵 They can't actually afford to back down from a policy that is increasingly becoming nonsensical. Everyone needs to get vaccinated to stop the spread, but the spread isn't stopping, and suddenly you're an anti-vaxxer if you "merely" got the two shots and no boosters.