2015: Bernie Sanders calls open borders a “Koch Brothers proposal.”
Bernie Sanders: “Open Borders? That’s a Koch Brothers proposal. Open borders is a right-wing proposal which says, essentially, that there is no United States.”
Ezra Klein: “–But it would make a lot of the global poor richer.”
Sanders: “Yes, but it would make everyone in America poorer. You’re doing away with the nation-state.”
Even if he is a socialist, at least he’s got some common sense.
Well, apparently he lost that common sense at some point over the past five years.
(Side note: why do so many “men” these days talk like Ezra Klein? That nerdy, effeminate voice. Why is that such a common trait of guys who work in the media?)
2020: Bernie Sanders wants open borders and government benefits for everyone who takes advantage of the open borders:
What happened to the guy from 2015?
My opposition to Bernie stems mostly from the fact that he appears to have been almost entirely co-opted by the Beast: he’s not the populist he once was. He’s now saying the federal government should begin (more like continue) showering illegal immigrants with All The Benefits and gibs.
He used to be unique on the left in that he rejected the idea that America could have a generous welfare state and open borders at the same time.
But now he’s fallen in line with the rest of them: open borders and free stuff for everyone.
If Bernie was still Insurgent Bernie, railing against illegal immigration because it’s bad for the American worker, I might actually be able to passively endorse his supposed hostile takeover of the Democratic Party. It’s not a bad thing for the sole existing anti-immigration Democrat politician to take over the party.
If Bernie truly was the insurgent outsider he’s portrayed as in the media, that would be great news for everyone. Even if he’s a leftist, the enemy of the Establishment is a friend of ours, albeit not a very strong one.
But Bernie Sanders has been compromised. He’s basically a generic mainstream Dem. He capitulated to the Establishment. He’s one of them now.
In other words, Bernie isn’t bad because he’s a Radical Leftwing Populist whose views are unprecedented in American history, but because he’s become a mainstream Establishment Democrat.
The way to beat Bernie is to point out that he’s a sellout. Open Borders Bernie wants to flood the country with illegals and shower them with free stuff.
Potential employers are now judging you based on not only the tweets you send, but the tweets of others that you like:
Be careful what you like on social media, because potential future employers are now basing hiring decisions on it. It’s not enough now to just watch what you say and post on social media–they’re looking deeper than that.
You can learn a lot about a man by what he likes on social media. Because there’s a lot he won’t say, but which he will reveal through his likes and retweets. That’s where people truly show themselves, and Corporate America knows this.
Your ability to provide for yourself is now determined by whether you think Good Things, or Bad Things. Maybe you’ve never tweeted anything racist yourself, but that tweet you liked about FBI Crime Statistics by Race? Red flag for potential employers. An off-color joke? It could mean you lose out on a job.
They’re sending you a loud and clear message: just conform, buddy. Give it up. It’s not worth it. Stop thinking the things we don’t want you to think and start thinking the things we want you to think.
It’s impossible to hide now. They know everything about you. They know what tweets you’ve liked. They know your Google search history. They know more about you than your family and closest friends do.
It’s over. Your mind is an open book for them. And they’re basing their decision of whether or not to give you the means to provide for yourself on the thoughts in your head. If you want a roof over your head, you’d better get with the program.
I hope it’s clear by now that Corporate America is every bit as bad as the government.
Where the government cannot oppress you, Corporate America will. They work together. They’re different limbs of the same beast.
They are determined to police your thoughts and they will not be constrained by the Constitution. They have simply found a way around it. The government has outsourced its oppression of you to Corporate America.
The government may not be able to control what you say, but Facebook, Google and Twitter can.
This is why you need to be making plans to become self-sufficient. One day Corporate America will present you with a choice: your salary or your beliefs. At that point you will be owned–if you do not have the ability to provide for yourself.
“I support Trump, I think illegal immigration is destroying this country, and I’m not ashamed about being white. But damnit, I need a salary. So I guess Orange Man Bad, white people are evil, Diversity is Our Strength, and Caitlyn Jenner is stunning and brave.”
At some point in the near future, having the Approved political and cultural views will be a prerequisite for employment. It could well get to the point where even McDonald’s is vetting applicants’ thoughts extensively.
So it’s imperative to prepare for yourself a future that does not rely on Corporate America for survival. Make plans to sever ties with Corporate America, or else you will be their slave. Their goal is to control the thoughts in your head, and they will achieve that goal if you do not become self-sufficient.
Banks and payment processors are already refusing to provide their services to people who don’t get in line with The Consensus. Why do you think they want us living in a cashless society? It’s all about control.
They want to turn us all into cattle–dumb, docile and under control. This is no longer the America any of us grew up in. It is not a free country anymore, and it’s getting less free by the day.
If you do not wish to be treated like cattle, you had better become independent. I really don’t see a way forward for political and cultural dissidents in 21st century America that does not entail moving out to the country and becoming a self-sufficient farmer.
The corporations have decided that your ability to put a roof over your family’s head will be determined by whether or not you hold Mainstream political and cultural views.
So it’s time to think about an exit strategy. It’s time to think about how you can reduce the amount of leverage Corporate America has on you.
The best revolution for us will not be a violent one. It will not entail war or terrorism or becoming the V for Vendetta guy. It will simply be us leaving Their World behind. Just move out to the country and start raising goats.
You can be free without having to shed blood. You still have a choice.
Figure out a way to be either self-employed or self-sufficient. Preferably both. But right now, chances are Corporate America has you by the balls.
You can’t quit your job because you have bills to pay. You don’t want to lose your healthcare. These are valid reasons; we’re all in the same boat. But while it’s possible to get out of the spider’s web, nobody ever said it was going to be easy. Only worth it.
You’ll have to figure it out for yourself. I can’t tell you how to do it because I’m still trying to figure out my own escape plan. But it is possible–and not only that, necessary.
Fortunately for us there is an opt-out in the contract. The terms of the deal are that you’re going to get a salary and be able to afford Nice Things so long as you passively endorse your rulers as they flood the country with cheap foreign labor, and start foreign wars that benefit no one besides Israel and the big defense contractors.
As a good citizen of 21st century America, your end of the bargain is that you will go to work and when you come home you will watch Netflix and then drink yourself stupid on the weekend. That’s your life if you accept the deal. You can do what you like with your free time as long as it’s not questioning your rulers and what they are doing to your country.
But again: this is all part of a deal that you have accepted. And the good news is you can opt-out. You simply have to forgo–for some amount of time–the security and comfort and stability that come from being employed by Corporate America.
But you don’t have to send your kids to Drag Queen Story Hour, or have your 2nd grader indoctrinated with LGBT propaganda. You can simply homeschool your kids.
You don’t have to eat fast food that literally poisons you, and drink water full of atrazine.
All of it is optional. Most people just don’t know they have a choice.
The hardest part is simply accepting the simple life of a farmer. Give up on your dream of one day becoming a rich movie star or a celebrity or a Business Executive, because that–even more than having bills to pay–is why most people are willing to play by Corporate America’s rules.
Lots of people today have this belief that they are destined for superstardom, and that’s why they accept Corporate America’s deal. They want to climb the Corporate Ladder so they partake in the rat race willingly. Or they figure their Corporate America job is just a temporary thing until they Make It Big.
Stop chasing fame and riches. I promise you they will not bring you fulfillment. Even if you do beat the odds and become a Hollywood celebrity or a rock superstar, there are strings attached. Hollywood is an exclusive club and you will pay a very steep price to get in. Hollywood is full of pedophiles, degenerates and even murderers. Look into the strange phenomenon of celebrities who have had family members murdered. Those aren’t just tragic coincidences. Becoming a celebrity requires literally selling your soul to the devil.
Being rich and famous is not going to bring you fulfillment and meaning in your life. Owning an exotic car is overrated: they’re expensive as hell to maintain and insure. Owning a yacht is overrated as well: there’s a reason they say the two best days of a boat-owner’s life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it.
The only things that will bring you fulfillment is faith, family and meaningful work, whatever that may be to you. It is not owning a Ferrari and a house in Beverly Hills.
So long as you prioritize money and material possessions over all else, They have got you by the balls. You’ll be running on their hamster wheel forever.
Now, will the rulers start to get pissed if more and more people start rejecting their deal of submission for comfort? Maybe–once it starts hurting their profits. But they’ll just import even more foreign labor if that happens. But they were always going to do that anyway.
And there’s always the chance they will go full Ruby Ridge on you, so obey the law and pay your taxes. Get all your guns registered and legitimately. If you’re going to rebel against the government, be prepared for them to treat you like a rebel.
What I’m suggesting here is a “third way,” which does not entail taking up arms against the government and does not entail submission to the Global Homogeneity agenda.
Right now you still have the choice to leave their system behind and be free. And when I say you “have the choice,” don’t take it as if I’m saying one day the government is going to make it illegal to move to the countryside and raise goats. That’s not what I’m saying. What I mean is, things will get worse and worse in the cities for wage earners that they will be effectively forced to flee. The choice will be made for you.
There will come a day where you will not be allowed to earn a wage from a corporation while also not wanting to have insane pedophiles dressed like literal demons reading stories to your children. In the near future, holding the Wrong Political Views will doom you in the labor market.
So start preparing now. Give yourself options. A man with options in his life is more powerful and more free than a man whose life would fall apart if he lost his job.
And notice that not once have I brought up the prospect of total societal breakdown or the a full-scale economic collapse. I am not saying society is going to turn in to Mad Max or some overtly-totalitarian 1984-style dystopia.
For one, our rulers know better than to make their tyranny visually obvious to us. A lot of people are tricked into thinking everything’s fine because society doesn’t look like their idea of a totalitarian dystopia. But people: they’re not suddenly going to put up menacing posters of Big Brother all over the cities and paint everything gray. They don’t want you to feel like you’re living under a tyrannical regime. It will not look like Hollywood’s presentation of dystopia. It will not look like 1984. In fact, this might be the fatal flaw of Orwell’s classic book: leading people to believe that when tyranny arrives, it will be obvious–that there is a certain, unmistakable “look” to a totalitarian society.
America will not suddenly look like this one day:
What will happen is that your freedoms will be taken away from you one-by-one.
The reason they can’t answer the question is likely because they haven’t really thought about their ideology comprehensively. That is, they haven’t evaluated all of its individual positions for logical consistency with one another. It’s like how they support both Islam and gay rights when the former is incompatible with the latter. Or how they claim to advance black people’s interests while also supporting mass immigration, which harms black people the most economically.
Probably the reason they hold all these contradicting viewpoints is that they simply support whatever makes them feel good about themselves.
“I support open borders because I have compassion; I care about people.”
“I support universal healthcare because I have compassion; I care about people.”
“I support Islam because I support Oppressed Minorities™.”
“I support gay rights because I support Oppressed Minorities™.”
Most of it boils down to virtue signaling, whether conscious or unconscious.
(Also, many leftists are leftists because it’s socially desirable to be a leftist. They want to be on the same side as all their favorite celebrities and TV personalities. They want to be able to fit in with Mainstream Culture. They don’t want to be shunned by the herd.)
Lately I have made a concerted effort to not dump on normal, everyday leftwingers. The reason is because a. low-hanging fruit is generally the province of clickbaity, mainstream TPUSA-style Conservatives™, and b. because for the most part, it’s not leftists’ fault they are the way they are.
They’re programmed that way. 12 years of public schooling, 4 years of college, constant bombardment of propaganda by Hollywood, the media, Madison Avenue (i.e. the advertising industry) and Corporate America will do that. A sizable percentage of the population is what I would consider “Default Liberals,” meaning people who are liberals simply because that’s how they’ve been programmed. They’ve just accepted the propaganda and never questioned it.
Ordinary, everyday leftists are not our enemies; the Elites who have brainwashed them are our enemies. It’s a very important distinction.
We need to start focusing on the true enemy, and also recognize that there’s a lot of leftists out there that can one day be our allies.
The elites want us divided every which way, and probably the single greatest divide in this country today is political. If we spend all our time and energy on Owning The Libs, then we’re not focusing on the true enemy.
Some–I’d even say many–of the most effective voices on our side are ex-liberals. In fact, I’d say that more often than not, they make for the strongest advocates of America First nationalism, because they fully understand what we’re up against having been on the other side.
Honestly, looking back on it, I was basically a liberal for a long time. Of course, I considered myself a conservative, but basically I was a liberal who just wanted lower taxes. Again, I’ve never thought of myself as a liberal. I’ve never voted for a Democrat. But I didn’t care about immigration one way or another, and I basically thought the best course of action was to let the left win on gay marriage and abortion because they were silly social issues getting in the way of the Real Issues: simplifying the tax code and cutting taxes for big business so that big business would magically fix everything.
What I’m saying is, lots of people who are now our strongest allies were once liberals. Then, one day, they either opened their eyes or had their eyes opened by someone else.
Not everyone is born 💯🇺🇸😎Based & Redpilled💯🇺🇸😎.
So my goal is to both focus on the true enemy–the Beast–and open people’s eyes.
Sometimes tough love is necessary, and I’ll happily dish it out when needed. But if we’re going to open people’s eyes and redpill the Default Liberals, we can’t be hostile and malicious toward them. They’re already programmed to reject our ideas because they’ve been told we’re Racists, and there’s literally nothing worse than Racists, so just don’t listen to those Evil Racists.
For the most part, ridicule doesn’t change people’s minds. We’re not going to redpill them by ridiculing them.
But maybe pointing out these contradictions to them will plant the seed and nudge them in the right direction.
Save your ridicule and vitriol for the elites–the people who truly deserve it.
Democracy is dying in darkness, but since there’s no way to blame Donald Trump for it, the media is uninterested.
As you probably know, Monday night’s Iowa Caucus (which kicked off the presidential primary season) was anything but ordinary. Usually on election night, early returns start coming in as early as 7-8pm CST. But not Monday night. On Iowa Caucus night, the nation waited and waited for the results to begin trickling out, but there was nothing. By 9pm and 0% of the vote reported, it was clear something was amiss in Iowa.
Then came the announcement at around 9:05pm:
“Out of an abundance of caution,” the Iowa State Democratic Party was undertaking “quality control” measures and would not be releasing the caucus results anytime soon. No time frame was given for when the results would be released to the public.
Immediately people began pointing out the obvious: they’re rigging it against Bernie, again.
The comments began pouring in in response to the MSNBC tweet:
By Tuesday morning, the #2 trending hashtag on Twitter was “#PeteTheCheat,” in reference to Pete Buttigieg, who bizarrely delivered a victory speech late Monday night despite 0% of the results having been reported:
Things had taken a turn: it wasn’t Biden for whom the Iowa Caucus was being rigged–it was Pete Buttigieg. How would he know to deliver a victory speech on Monday night despite 0% of the vote having been reported?
Well, that’s because there’s a strong possibility “Mayor Pete” was part of the reason the voting results weren’t available on Monday night. What made the 2020 Iowa Caucus different from all previous Iowa Caucuses was that this year, the Iowa State Democratic Party decided to use an app called “Shadow” to coordinate and calculate all the vote totals. It was this app “Shadow” that “failed” (many would say it succeeded, depending on your perspective) and threw everything into chaos.
It turns out that Buttigieg’s campaign gave thousands of dollars to Shadow:
I just want to add: why did they give the app such an obviously sinister name like “Shadow”? A movie villain wouldn’t even be this blatant about it.
At around 4pm on Tuesday afternoon, the Democratic Party announced that it had 62% of the votes counted and finally released the partial results. They showed Bernie and Buttigieg neck and neck for the lead, with Joe Biden a distant fourth behind those two and Elizabeth Warren.
Finally, on Thursday night, the full results of the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucus were released:
The final results showed Buttigieg with a 0.1% margin of victory over Bernie Sanders. Keep in mind this result shows the percentage of delegates won. As far as the final popular vote went, Bernie was ahead of Buttigieg by several thousand. But it’s the delegates that actually matter.
This was quite a remarkable turn of events for Mayor Pete given that the final polls from Iowa in the run up to Caucus Day showed him far behind Bernie. The RCP average had him at around 16, with Bernie in the lead at 23%:
Only one polling outlet had Buttigieg in the lead prior to the vote, while the rest showed either big Bernie leads or decent Biden leads:
The fact that Buttigieg managed to make up so much ground over the course of a couple days is a testament to the scrappiness of his campaign and its exceptional get-out-the-vote efforts. And absolutely nothing else, okay?
Not only did Mayor Pete overcome what was by most accounts a sizable polling deficit just days before the Caucus vote took place, but last night he just so happened to be on-air at CNN when the news broke that he won on Thursday evening:
That Pete Buttigieg is one lucky fella, huh? It’s almost as if. . .
Buttigieg’s surprising victory in Iowa has unsurprisingly boosted his polling numbers in New Hampshire, where he’s now in a virtual tie with Bernie for the lead according to freshly-released polling data:
The damage has been done. Bernie supporters are furious, and now Buttigieg is surging in the polls due to the momentum from winning Iowa. People like a winner, and so it should be no surprise that more and more people are climbing aboard the bandwagon.
Monday’s Iowa Caucus is now ancient history, despite some serious red flags being raised about its results–beyond just the Buttigieg-Shadow connection:
Even the New York Times admits that there are enough “errors” in the numbers that, given the slim margin of victory for Buttigieg, the results of the Iowa Caucus probably aren’t even accurate. There were dirty tricks aplenty:
But these cries will fall on deaf ears, because though the voting tallies may have been wrong (meaning fraudulent), the Right Candidate won. So it’s on to New Hampshire.
Keep in mind, however, that winning the Iowa Caucus does not automatically make you the favorite to win the party nomination:
In 2016, Ted Cruz won Iowa on the Republican side. Hillary won Iowa on the Democratic side, but we all know the 2016 Dem primary was rigged (more on this in a bit).
In 2012, Rick Santorum beat out Mitt Romney by a mere 34 votes to win Iowa.
In 2008, Barack Obama famously won Iowa and gained a ton of momentum in the primary fight against Hillary. But on the Republican side, Mike Huckabee won Iowa with 34% of the vote while John McCain finished a distant fourth with just 13% of the vote.
In 2004, John Kerry won Iowa.
In 2000, George W. Bush won Iowa, as did Al Gore.
So in the five elections since and including 2000, between both parties, five times has the candidate that won Iowa gone on to win their party’s nomination: Hillary 2016, Obama 2008, Kerry 2004, and both Bush and Gore in 2000. Three times we’ve seen a party nominee fail to win Iowa: Trump 2016, Romney 2012 and McCain in 2008.
Actually, now that I look at it, it’s clear that winning Iowa is far more important on the Democratic side than it is on the Republican side. Every Democratic nominee since 2000 first won in Iowa, while only one Republican nominee since 2000 won Iowa (George W. Bush in 2000).
Why is this? I have no idea. Maybe it’s because the Democrats rig their primaries. Maybe it’s simply because the best candidate tends to win the most states, Iowa included. It could be any number of reasons.
But clearly the Democratic Party feels Iowa is important, as evidenced by the fact that they blatantly rigged the election against Bernie and in favor of Buttigieg.
My question is this: why has the Democratic Party Establishment kicked Joe Biden to the curb in favor of the 38-year-old homosexual mayor of the fourth-largest city in Indiana? Is he really their best hope of defeating Trump?
The obvious answer would be that Biden is unfit to run for President given his obviously deteriorated mental facilities. The guy is falling apart; half the time he doesn’t even know what day of the week it is. It’s not a stretch to say this is the reason the Democratic Party Establishment–which he himself is a part of, or perhaps was a part of–is bailing on him.
Speaking of Biden, his media hype has officially collided reality. For a while I’ve suspected his candidacy was not nearly as popular with the voters as the polling suggested. I think his polling success was based mainly on a combination of his name recognition relative to the other candidates, as well as outright rigging of the polls by the media outlets conducting them because Biden is the Establishment’s Choice.
I’ve never felt like Biden was the true front-runner in the Democratic race, either he was a placeholder or the pre-determined nominee. But he’s no longer the front-runner. Polling in New Hampshire–the next primary on the calendar–shows Biden projected for another fourth-place finish. He’ll probably win in South Carolina, but even that could be in doubt now. It would appear Biden is cooked.
The only reason I want to talk about Biden is in relation to Buttigieg, specifically how Buttigieg replaced Biden as the apparent Chosen One in the eyes of the Party Establishment.
There are rumors that Buttigieg is CIA: somehow, this small-town mayor from Indiana received the endorsement of over 200 “foreign policy and national security professionals,” including former CIA Deputy Director David Cohen among many other CIA, State Department, Pentagon and NSC officials from the Obama-era That’s odd.
And how did Buttigieg become so popular in the first place? Why is no one talking about how unprecedented it is that the mayor of a town in Indiana has suddenly built a national profile for himself and has become one of the front-runners to win the Democratic nomination for President? You don’t just do that all on your own; it can only be done by having friends in high places.
There’s something up with Buttigieg. I don’t know exactly what it is, but for some reason his candidacy has the blessing of people high up the chain. He would not be where he is today without the permission of high-ranking officials and their mouthpieces in the media. Buttigieg is backed by powerful forces. He’s like an iceberg in that 90% of him is shrouded in mystery.
Keep in mind that it is an indisputable fact that the DNC rigged the 2016 primary for Hillary Clinton and cheated Bernie Sanders out of the nomination. Yes, it is a fact. A federal judge reviewing the case even admitted so in 2017:
“In June 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for violating the DNC Charter by rigging the Democratic presidential primaries for Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders. Even former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted in July 2016, “I knew—everybody knew—that this was not a fair deal.” He added that Debbie Wasserman Schultz should have resigned much sooner than she did. The lawsuit was filed to push the DNC to admit their wrongdoing and provide Bernie Sanders supporters, who supported him financially with millions of dollars in campaign contributions, with restitution for being cheated.
On August 25, 2017, Federal Judge William Zloch, dismissed the lawsuit after several months of litigation during which DNC attorneys argued that the DNC would be well within their rights to select their own candidate. “In evaluating Plaintiffs’ claims at this stage, the Court assumes their allegations are true—that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz held a palpable bias in favor Clinton and sought to propel her ahead of her Democratic opponent,” the court order dismissing the lawsuit stated. This assumption of a plaintiff’s allegation is the general legal standard in the motion to dismiss stage of any lawsuit. The allegations contained in the complaint must be taken as true unless they are merely conclusory allegations or are invalid on their face.
The order then explained why the lawsuit would be dismissed. “The Court must now decide whether Plaintiffs have suffered a concrete injury particularized to them, or one certainly impending, that is traceable to the DNC and its former chair’s conduct—the keys to entering federal court. The Court holds that they have not.” The Court added that it did not consider this within its jurisdiction. “Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, possessing ‘only that power authorized by Constitution and statute.’”
The Court continued, “For their part, the DNC and Wasserman Schultz have characterized the DNC charter’s promise of ‘impartiality and evenhandedness’ as a mere political promise—political rhetoric that is not enforceable in federal courts. The Court does not accept this trivialization of the DNC’s governing principles. While it may be true in the abstract that the DNC has the right to have its delegates ‘go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way,’ the DNC, through its charter, has committed itself to a higher principle.”
But ultimately, it is only the DNC itself that can choose (or choose not) to hold itself to those “higher principles.” The Court cannot make the DNC be “impartial and evenhanded.” Thus you have the Court conceding that the DNC is entirely within its rights to rig its party primary for its favored candidate.
Basically you had the DNC’s lawyers arguing that the voting and the primary process itself is just for show. They’ll only let the voters’ votes count if they vote for the candidate the DNC wants to get the nomination. If the voters go off-script, well, tough: the DNC is under no obligation to honor their wishes. The DNC can simply pick its own nominee.
It’s an extraordinary admission for the DNC to make, but their backs were against the wall: the primary was rigged against Sanders and everybody knew it, and so the DNC was facing the prospect of having to repay millions and millions of dollars of objectively wasted campaign donations that went to Bernie. Their only option was to admit that yes, they had rigged the campaign, but hey: it’s our Party, we can rig our primary if we want.
Of course, this incredible admission by the DNC was hardly reported in the mainstream media–the media was far too obsessed with propagating the Trump Russia Collusion Hoax. But the Federal Court ruling gave the DNC the green-light to rig every future election henceforth.
On Monday night, when the “quality control” news broke, it became clear that the Democratic Party was never again going to allow its elections to be decided by the voters. Every Democratic Party election from 2016 on will be rigged, and this is why Monday night unfolded as it did.