The Dash

20 01 2021

Washington, D.C.

I’m not mentally in a good place.  I’ve got a whole lot going through my mind, a whole lot of grief to work through, in between everything else I have to do.  Our sons turn one month old on Friday — It’s been a fast month.  Eventually, I’ll have many more and coherent thoughts, but it’s going to take me some time.  In fact, me writing this here is the first time I’ve even looked at my own blog in twelve days.

I just wanted to chime in on this day.  Within nine hours as I write this, the Trump Presidency will be over.  A lot of people will be doing a lot of analysis of it and him for a really long time.  It and he will be the full employment bill for historians, analysts, authors, pundits and talking heads for decades, and will cast a very long Washington- and Jackson- and Lincoln- and FDR-style shadow on American Presidential politics.  Personally, I think that most of the people in our own sector who are insouciant about what is ending today are going to come to miss it and him, even counting the disappointments, flubs and foibles.  You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, a truism that will never stop being true.

But that’s not really my purpose here.

I’ll always have my very personal reasons for being eternally grateful that the Trump Presidency existed.  Some of you, who I know and/or trust, already know the details.  For the rest of you, it’s the kind of thing that I won’t be able to discuss in public for a long time, in spite of the Trump Presidency being in the books and the hard drive in nine hours.  Let’s just say that I’ve lived through the entirety or nearly so of seven Presidents, but only this one I can legitimately say engaged in things that had precipitating causation in seriously changing my life.

Me, on January 20, 2017, to a way different me on January 20, 2021, and all that transpired in between and because.  The dash.





Merkel Hearts The Squad

23 07 2019

Berlin

It would be easy to chalk that up to her mental issues, “shake rattle and roll.”

But I think she’s being serious and compos mentis when she does that.

Even though, on pure point-by-point political and ideological terms, she’s way closer to Trump than AOC.

No, the reason she hearts The Squad is the same reason why she hearted Obama, and the same reason that a majority of Germans hearted Obama over Trump, and heart The Squad over Trump, even Germans that are politically more like Trump than AOC.

It’s because the United States has occupied Germany for almost thirty years longer than necessary.  So it should be obvious why people in the occupied country like politicians of the occupying country that seem to portray weakness and hate the ones that portray strength.

I’d want anyone who is bullying me to beat himself with a cat-o-nine-tails rather than lifting weights.





All Eyes On Me

7 07 2019

Wiesbaden;  Frankfurt

Well, next week’s news cycle has already been written.

Deutsche Bank is in Frankfurt, and the Bundeskriminalamt, the law enforcement agency which will have to unpack all of this, is based right here in Wiesbaden.  So you know it’s going to lead all week in this region, and the whole country.  Since Trump is involved tangentially, it will probably also lead in the American media, and get top billing worldwide.





Mexican Tariff Negotiations, Explained

8 06 2019

Washington, D.C.;  Mexico City

The White House wanted, and seems like it got, Mexico to be at least temporarily and vaguely a buffer state between the United States and Central-South America.

Appropriately, both going to Omaha Beach on Wednesday, and then coming back from Paris earlier today, (my thoughts on D-Day are coming early next week), I passed through a country that was manufactured out of essentially nothing, in order to serve as a Western European continental buffer state in the approximate century between Napoleon and World War I.  That being Belgium.





Rubicon

22 03 2019

Washington, D.C.

Trump’s pro-Israel fanaticism was until now just an ultimately inconsequential curiosity to me.

Now, he’s just crossed the Rubicon with it into out and outright geopolitically dangerous.

In our post-WWII world, we don’t cosign forced territorial aggrandizement and annexation.  We offload these matters to civil society sort of mechanisms.  IOW, we have turned invasion into a sin.  And it’s the main reason why there haven’t been any WWII-style conflagrations since WWII.

Not even the most pro-Israel institution outside of Israel, the United States Congress, has ever recognized the post-1967 occupied territories as proper Israeli territory.  It’s also why the heretofore most pro-Israel American President, that being George W. Bush, never made such a demand.

Trump is gravely risking starting World War III, all in the futile hope that American Jews will quit hating him.  SMDH.





Two Pompeos In One

22 02 2019

Washington, D.C.;  Berlin;  Baghdad

Guten Abend aus Lübeck.  Probably my favorite city in a holistic sense so far in this my northern Germany arc.  Yesterday I was in Schwerin, saw Schwerin Palace, which is now my favorite building used for public administration.  Though it was not designed for that purpose.  These days, it hosts the state legislature for Mecklenburg-Vorpommen.

Now, onward and downward, we have two Mike Pompeos in one:

NYT:  Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS Can’t Return Home, U.S. Says

DW:  Germany mulls US demand to take back ‘IS’ fighters captured in Syria

Though the DW article doesn’t mention Pompeo by name, I can assure you it’s his baby.  And he’s the very inconsistent, and dare I say, hypocritical, common denominator.

I’ll add that, without really giving that much away, the White House is split on the politics of the second matter.





Function Follows Form

20 02 2019

Your Blogmeister’s Hotel Room

Guten Abend aus Rostock.

Taken October 2016, from a Trump campaign rally near Denver.

For various reasons, I must be circumspect in whatever I say and write publicly about this matter of the White House’s new global campaign against state-sanctioned killing of homosexuals.  Peanut gallery can do all the speculation it wants in the comment section, but just don’t look for me for any confirmations or denials.

But I can write this comfortably:

I’m shaking my head over all the people in our sector who are outraged about this news.  It’s as if they didn’t see this picture when it was taken.  Did any of you really think you were voting for Pat Robertson?

It’s like the JQ angle — Nobody in our sector should have ever thought they were voting for George Lincoln Rockwell, when all you have to do is read The Art of the Deal.  Rather, feed the book through the Coincidence Detector, and there aren’t enough parentheses on Earth to insert around all the names that Trump shouted out in a laudatory sense as people who helped him as he made his way up the ladder.  You’re not making a multibillion dollar fortune with Manhattan commercial real estate as its foundation without having good relationships with at least a few Jews.

Likewise, just a little bit of digging, and you’ll find that Trump has been pro-gay for a long time, and dispassionately observing his Presidency, it’s the second most pro-gay Administration in American history.

Yet and still, I have to read all the hem-hawing from our sector about “ZOMG HE’S TURNED TRAITOR SHILLING FOR THE JOOZ N FAGS LOL~!!!!1!111!”

I’m so glad I’m getting too old not to look at people and things at eye level anymore.





State of the Meh

6 02 2019

Washington, D.C.

The person of Donald John Trump has the ability to deliver some really insightful political oratory, especially considering that he’s not a lifelong politician or political hack.  He has given several such speeches since he rode down the escalator.

Last night was not one of them.  While it had its moments, it was just your usual uninspiring SOTU laundry list, and had way too much pandering to Democrat-left oriented interest groups, even more than I’ve come to accept from him.

Yet the world is raving over this SOTU.  While it mostly ignored his speeches that I really liked.  Go figure.

That’s just the way it is with me — While I don’t think I’m some sort of contrarian, I have noticed that I tend to do the polar opposite of the crowd.  It’s like my writing — That which I put a lot of time into and proofread 87,000 ways to Sunday, people are like meh.  But the junk I just let roll off my fingers and only proofread for big errors, that’s the stuff that people really eat up like grandma’s apple pie.

Note:  I couldn’t help but notice relatively hard charging Trump in front of disinterested sour pus reading whatever the hell paperwork she had in her hands Pelosi.  Remember, just a matter of days ago, the person in front politically surrendered to the person in back.





The Trump Presidency Ended Yesterday

26 01 2019

Washington, D.C.

While he’ll still do plenty of good things in the remainder of his presidency, and he might yet still pull out the pen and phone to get the wall built, the reason it ended yesterday is that the Great Negotiator got rolled by NANCY F’N PELOSI.

How does he now expect to be taken seriously by Xi and Kim?

He came to drain the swamp, and the swamp drained him.

Remember a prediction I made maybe about a year and a half ago?  It won’t matter now, now that the swamp won.  Really, he ought to just save face and not embarrass himself next year, and just announce he’s not going to seek a second term.

Furthermore, I’m all the more glad I’m not physically in the open air insane asylum called the United States of America as of the present.  I get to watch the American Empire die from a safe distance.

 





Saturday Night Special

19 01 2019

Washington, D.C.

Just watched the OCGE’s special address on immigration.

The substance is basically trading off a several year temporary extension in Obama’s DACA for the $5+ billion border security package.

If the blue team turns cold shoulder, then I think I know what they’re really up to — They want to negotiate, but what they want has nothing to do with immigration.  It’s a fiscal matter, and not relating to anything important to the lower income people that vote for them, such as a Federal minimum wage increase.  No, it’s going to be something that’s important to upper income Democrat voters, such as restoring the SALT deduction.

Even though as far as pure politics goes, the OCGE’s address was too egalitarian for my taste, it was brilliant chess board politics, because he swallowed up all the middle ground like a Clemson football party Big Mac, forcing the blue team into a checkmate.





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.





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





I Wish a Nigga Would

18 07 2018

Washington, D.C.

As they say on the streets.

#NRx





Verhandlungsgeschick, Part II

20 06 2018

Washington, D.C.

I’ve been watching the theatrics of this manufactured ZOMG SEPARATING PARENTS FROM CHILDREN LOL~!!!!!1 non-troversy from afar, even if I can’t pay close attention to all the details. But I have had this fear for the past few days, confirmed by this article, that the Democrats, the left and the media, are doing to Trump what Trump is often said to do, that is, play a game of political 3D chess. And, uncharacteristically for Trump, he’s walking right into the dog pile, and his allies are pushing him along faster than he’s walking into it by himself.

The first bonehead move: Trump’s defenders keep saying that Obama did way many more of these parent-child separations. Keep saying that often enough, and people are going to walk away thinking that Obama was way more serious about immigration control and enforcement than Trump, or rather, Trump is way weaker than he claimed he would be. If you’re in the business of making the best mousetrap, you should never promulgate the notion that a competitor’s mousetrap is better.

The second bonehead move: This article. Which I think most people will interpret as political backsliding. In this case, it would be backsliding that would have an actual documented paper trail. His staunch supporters will have this interpretation way more than anyone else. And that I think is the intended goal.

Long and short: Media-Democrats-left baited and tricked Trump into appearing to run away from his own signature issue to drive a wedge between Trump and his own base.

This, combined with the German car tariff defeat, means that Our Master Negotiator-In-Chief is having a really bad first half of this week.





Verhandlungsgeschick

20 06 2018

Berlin

Guten Abend aus Dresden.

I must break my self-imposed blogging embargo, because I want to prevent you from being bamboozled by something that appears to be good news today.  Before you start cheering, as someone who is currently in the other country mentioned here, time for a bitter reality check:

Germans just aren’t that into American cars, no matter the price. I think I’ve seen more flags containing the visage of Stalin here than I have American cars on the roads.

That’s the base problem.

But there’s a compounding factor that will make it worse:

American “cars?”

In case you haven’t noticed, the American car industry is getting out of the “car” business. It won’t be but a few more years that the American car industry is almost entirely SUVs and trucks.

So, we think that a people, already predisposed against American cars, are going to rush out and buy gas guzzling land whales simply because they’re about to be somewhat cheaper. With current gas prices in Germany in the $6.30s a gallon, (after converting for units and exchange rates, obviously, gas stations in Germany show gas prices by Euros per liter), the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, which in the real world gets 18 miles to the gallon (metric cultures express fuel economy by flipping the convention, expressing total fuel used in liters given a fixed distance, in this case, liters per 100 km, meaning 18 mi/gal translates to 13.1L/100km), is really going to fly off the dealer lots. Not.

Meanwhile, German cars are way more popular in the United States than American cars are in Germany, and German cars (i.e. the ones not already made in the United States) are about to become less expensive than they were before the start of these proceedings.

Executive Summary: The Krauts just rolled us on the real, even if Trump and Grenell do a lot of football spiking for public theatrics.





So That’s What Kanye Is Up To…

22 05 2018

Washington, D.C.

Obviously, Drudge has changed the headline since yesterday evening.





Iran Deal

8 05 2018

Washington, D.C.

Trump looks like he’s going to withdraw from it, so this gives me the opportunity to reiterate my positions:

(1)  The thing that made me most upset about it is that Obama finalized the deal at the time New Horizons made it to Pluto, undercutting that important news in the public consciousness.

(2)  My personal position on the deal is moderate opposition.  Mainly because Obama gave away the store just for the purpose of getting some kind of deal done.  (Yes, that’s a coded message for Trump when it comes to the impending Korea negotiations.)

(3)  I look sideways at three groups of people:  One, militant supporters.  Two, militant opponents.  Three, militant opponents of the militant supporters.  The first group are a bunch of partisan hacks and tools.  The second group are a bunch of neocon and lamer con MUH ISRAEL junkies.  The third group are too obsessed with the Jews for their own good.

(4)  In general, the issue is way more hat than cattle.  In that the noise being made by the three groups of people I side eye is a lot worse than the reality of whatever we do or don’t do on the question.  The world will be pretty much the same either way — Doing one thing or the other won’t result in nuclear Armageddon.





Spitballs

14 04 2018

Washington, D.C.

If the Orange Crowned God-Emperor thinks the spitballs he just threw on Assad will smooth things over with the deep state, he is mistaken.

I do think that he’s communicating with his body language that he’s doing it contrary to his better judgment.





What’s the Common Denominator?

3 04 2018

Mexico City; Jerusalem

The very late breaking news is that the Mexican government and authorities are breaking up the March of the Hondurans, and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has squelched the latest scheme to resettle African “infiltrators” to white Western countries.

I wonder what is the common denominator.

Could it be that there’s an individual in this country who is both aggressive with Mexico and friendly with Netanyahu?





Signed

23 03 2018

Washington, D.C.

Just as I uploaded my last post, he signed the omnibus spending bill.

That is actually the first obvious known identifiable paper trail political backsliding of the Trump Administration.

And that’s what our sector should be incensed about.





Like the Sand Through the Hourglass

23 03 2018

Washington, D.C.

I just gotta love the drama queens in our sector that are putting on a show and a sing sing and dance that they’re supposedly so shocked and disappointed at the very recent swapouts of Tillerson for Pompeo and McMaster for Bolton.

Did any of them ever think that pulling the lever for Donald J. Trump was the same thing as giving the pen, phone and nuclear football to George L. Rockwell?  I (now) have a good enough memory to tell you for sure that some of the same big wheels in our sector feigning all this outrage over being “sold out” today knew better back in 2015.

For my part, I thought there was a chance Trump would open up a little bit of daylight between ourselves and Israel.  In reality, he found a way to be even more pro-Israel than Bush 43, which I never thought would have been physically possible.  That part surprised me somewhat, but even back in 2015, I knew that the odds of him being even more pro-Israel than Bush were far greater than being a GLR disciple, and that what he actually has wound up doing was within his Overton window.

That’s because anyone who made a multi-billion dollar fortune with Manhattan real estate at its root has to have an amicable working relationship with enough importantly placed Jews.





Chance of Precipitation

4 02 2018

Washington, D.C.

Remember a certain prediction I made back in the summer about a week before I was so rudely interrupted?

Don’t be surprised if the OCGE releasing The Memo turns out to be the precipitating event.





Livegabbing the OCGE’s First SOTU

30 01 2018

Washington, D.C.

While he had a quasi-SOTU in February 28 of last year, that event was not officially billed as a SOTU.  So this is officially his first SOTU.

I’ll be livegabbing on, of course, my Gab account, with the hashtag #SOTU.

Best place to watch if you’re online and you want to avoid the talking heads is the White House’s own YT channel.





Another Chapter

26 01 2018

Washington, D.C.

I don’t buy the idea that Trump was serious about this plan (in terms of something that is meant to be implemented) for one moment. I think this is 3D chess, him proposing something way softer than what he wants, just to expose the Democrats’ fanaticism and extremism on the immigration issue.

Another hint is that he sent Miller Time to Capitol Hill to try to sell this deal, and everyone knows that Miller Time wants way way way more. I anticipate that if there’s any grand bargain in terms of legislation, it will be “legal status” (permanent deportation forbearance plus work permit but no de jure citizenship path) for some alien minors, in exchange for the sun, moon, stars, galaxies and galactic superclusters otherwise.

This leads me to another chapter in my life’s unfinished dissertation in powerology: I say X about you, or you show X about yourself. We all know which is more powerful. Which means that if I want it to be established in the minds of as many people as possible that you are X, I could just come out and say X about you, but I know it’s way more powerful and permanent to arrange a set of circumstances where I bait you into showing X about yourself — That I did bait you will get lost in the process.





I Need to Be Depressed Like I Need a Hole in My Head

24 01 2018

Washington, D.C.

Bad choice of words in the title, though.

Sailer’s latest weekly only makes me depressed, because it makes me think about what might have been. In an alt-reality where Todd wins in 2012, I go to D.C. with him, circulate, network, interact with Jeff Sessions and his staff, and what it might have meant that, in the alt-reality of January 24, 2018, I’m the Stephen Miller in the White House running the point on immigration et al.

Now, as for more real world circumstances, it is a very refreshing change of pace that the non-elected Jew who is most proximately responsible for changing the country’s immigration policies is Stephen Miller, as opposed to four years ago, when it was Leon Fresco.