Talk, All of It

9 01 2019

Washington, D.C.

Trump’s relatively short Oval Office immigration address was good enough, and I liked the fact that he took it to the Democrat-left hypocrisy and political switching up.

It’s just that this White House is frustratingly more hat than cattle when it comes to immigration restriction.  It’s more substantively interested in helping Europe in that regard than it is helping its own country.

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Mad Dog Gone

21 12 2018

Washington, D.C.

For policy reasons.

Which I saw coming a mere two weeks after Trump won the election.

Mattis’s COIN dogmatism clashed with Trump’s RDCT paradigm.





The Real Purpose of Brian Kolfage’s Border Wall GoFundMe

21 12 2018

Miramar, Florida

It isn’t literally to raise money to build physical border defenses and fortifications.

Because there may well be legal issues when it comes to private donations directly to the Federal government for public purposes.  That, and don’t be surprised if SJW Alphabet Gang eventually succeeds in getting the GFM deleted, which means all of the donations will be returned.

Something I think Kolfage already realizes.

The real purpose is political — To show Trump that if a GFM can raise $11.5 million from 190k people at the time of this writing for the putative purpose of a border wall, and that’s probably one of the top GFM hauls of all time, that there’s still massive political support behind immigration restrictionism, which Kolfage hopes Trump will heed instead of the siren songs of the swamp in general and the nefarious counsel of the parenthetical who shares a bed with his daughter to get him to go open borders.

Speaking of parentheticals, don’t be surprised if the good parenthetical in Trump’s orbit is behind this GFM idea, using a paralyzed Florida vet as a front and as a clandestine by-any-other-means salvo in his war against Jared Kushner.  Stephen Miller and Kushner definitely don’t see eye to eye, but Miller is smart enough not to step on Kushner’s toes so publicly, because that’s the same as stepping on daughter’s toes, which in turn is the same as stepping on daughter’s daddy’s toes, and daughter’s daddy just happens to be Miller’s direct boss.





Deharvardification

27 10 2018

Wiesbaden;  Boston;  Washington, D.C.

Believe it or not, Harvard came up as a matter of discussion tonight at Abendessen at my particular table.  Which makes me remember that I really haven’t chimed in officially with an opine, at least not in this space.

I’ve been only lightly observing and following the DOJ case against Harvard.

But I haven’t obsessed over it, because I am not investing any real hope or faith in it.  And the reasons for that are three fold:

(1) Officially, the DOJ case against Harvard has to do with yellow people.  Snore.  Really, Harvard won’t ever confess this, but if they admitted on pure merit, it would quickly turn into Hongvard, which would in turn repel non-Asian applicants.  It’s also depressing that we can’t get the best USAG under the best DOJ under the best President in my lifetime openly to care about working class white people. On this matter, they’ve all gone full cuckservative.

(2) The single most clever sentence written in AR last year, (being mindful of the fact that my “last year” was cut almost half short), was that:  “No matter at what point in American history you look, Harvard always gets its way.” With that in mind, the odds that this case will be resolved in such a way that will serve as a consternation to Harvard are very slim. 

Why? 

Because so many Federal judges went to Harvard Law.

I predict that there will be a pre-verdict settlement that is 90% Harvard friendly, but part of the deal will be that, to save face, Sessions (or whoever is USAG when it happens) will spike the football in public over the 10%, while Harvard will pretend that it suffered some kind of defeat.

(3) Even if this case were resolved in such a way that we in the Alt-Right like, it still really wouldn’t be that much of a victory for us in the greater scheme of things.  To me, the pregnant question here isn’t whether affirmative action should be a gatekeeper to entrance to Harvard, it’s whether Harvard matriculation should be a gatekeeper to the entrance to the American elite.  The Feds forcing Harvard to have an Alt-Right favored or friendly admissions policy, (like that would ever happen), still wouldn’t address the more fundamental bedrock issue of Harvard (and Yale) as two of the crucial spear points of the inequality-cognitive stratification dynamo.

Here in this country, in the years after WWII, there was this program called Denazification.  Likewise, early 21st century America needs a program of Deharvardification, something which would be a key battle in the all out nuclear war against burgeoning inequality.





Throwing Shade or Saber Rattling?

31 07 2018

Washington, D.C.

Yesterday, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a special effort within the DOJ to focus on religious liberty, he implicitly threw shade on the Southern Poverty Pimp Center in all but name.

At first, I thought to myself:  If he thinks the SPLC is that bad, then I wonder if he happens to lead a Federal cabinet agency that has the ability to do something about it.

Then I realized that perhaps he was dog whistling his intention to do just that.

I’m not the only one who thought that.





Götterdämmerung vs Goddamn Things

30 07 2018

Washington, D.C.

You miss the point, Rudy.

The objective here is not and ever was to find a “goddamn thing” in terms of criminal violation.

It is and always was, as it was said in my day, to engage in FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt), and as the young people today say, “throwing shade.”

Mueller is way more interested in a Götterdämmerung rather than a goddamn thing.





Everything Old

28 07 2018

Brussels

Nineteen hundred years ago, this news would have had this headline:

Emperor Requests More Tribute From Imperial Subjects, Protectorates