Paris Protests: Might the French Actually Overthrow Macron?

Populist unrest is still alive and strong in the West, as hundreds of thousands of protesters and rioters stormed the streets of Paris in an expression of rage against President Emmanuel Macron’s gas taxes and his globalist agenda in general:

“France weathered its worst riots in decades Saturday as “yellow jacket” protesters continue turning parts of Paris upside down over concerns related to high gas taxes and the high cost of living.

French riot police closed popular tourist areas and fired tear gas as they tried to quell the chaos in the streets. At least 110 people were injured while protesters associated with the grassroots-driven demonstrations clashed with authorities and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe.

Much of the anguish stems from citizens’ disdain for French President Emmanuel Macron’s high gas taxes and overall war on fossil fuels. The beleaguered president denounced the violence in a statement crafted during the G-20 summit in Argentina.”

Awww, the US media’s Man Crush isn’t so popular with his own people 🙁 🙁

Recent polls show Macron’s approval rating down in the mid-20s. These protests are said to be the worst since 1968, so this is a significant moment.

Protesters adorned in yellow vests (according to Wikipedia: “The “yellow vest” was chosen as a symbol because all motorists had been required by law—since 2008—to have high-visibility vests in their vehicles when driving. As a result, reflective vests have become widely available, inexpensive, and symbolic”set cars on fire, vandalized iconic monuments, smashed storefronts and blocked off major streets over the weekend–at least that’s the media’s spin on it because the protests are against a fellow member of the rootless globalist aristocracy. You don’t see this sort of negative portrayal when the protests are coming from the Politically Correct Left. The Dem media doesn’t care about property destruction and strife when their minions do it.

The protests and riots are pretty simple: you’ve got a city, Paris, that ranks second-highest in the world in terms of cost of living.

Then, you’ve got an out-of-touch globalist President who believes Climate Change is the most pressing issue facing his nation (and the world, because Globalists are all about Saving The World), and so has instituted steep taxes on fossil fuels, further angering citizens who were already struggling due to high costs of living.

The consistent story of these globalist leaders is that they simply do not enact policies that benefit the regular citizens of their nations. Regular citizens consistently pay the price for their elites’ virtue signaling. From disastrous open borders immigration policies transforming Western Europe into Eurabia to punishing taxes to combat the nonexistent threat of “Climate Change,” these elites enact their terrible policies to gain the approval of one another, not to benefit their citizens.

I’m sure these protests, like virtually all others, began with legitimate grievances and then was co-opted by violent miscreants using the unrest as cover to loot and burn.

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But the larger story is that the Western elite is still painfully out of touch with the masses in their nations, and people are sick of them.

Globalist world leaders in 2015 celebrated their World Saving Paris Climate Agreement to much media fanfare, with little regard for the high taxes it would impose on citizens.

So what if it raised taxes on gasoline? What do the elites care? They’re rich anyway. It won’t have any material impact on their lives like it will the ordinary citizens.

Well, now those citizens have had enough. The gas tax was merely the final straw.

Most damning of all for Macron, many police officers are siding with the protesters:

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1069308643038896133

There’s a strong nationalist angle to these protests, too. Lots of flag-waving and nationalist displays:

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https://twitter.com/Syrian_Lion/status/1068843118437560320

The sheer size of these protests–nearly 300,000 people turned out–and their sustained nature, having gone on for over two weeks now, makes what’s going on in Paris a big deal. Daily Caller’s Joe Simonson, who was in Paris covering the action, called it a “genuine proletarian uprising.”

They’re in the capital in the hundreds of thousands raising high hell. And now we’re seeing many police officers side with the protesters. Is it just me or is there a real shot they stop demanding Macron step down and go depose him themselves? They have the numbers to do it. And with the police on their side, little is really stopping them.

I know–the thought of a populist revolution in a rich western democracy like France is totally unrealistic, right? Stuff like this only happens in the third world, right? Western democracy is eternal!

Until it isn’t. If you study enough history, it becomes clear that the unthinkable often has a way of coming to fruition. Less than a decade ago, similar situations (although in response to different outrages) in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the Muslim world led to the deposition of several deeply entrenched dictators, although NATO was mostly responsible for taking out Gadaffi in Libya so perhaps Mubarak in Egypt is the best comparison. Protesters overthrew the government in Tunisia as well.

I’m just saying that these protesters in Paris are a lot closer to overthrowing the government than most of us think.

All the ingredients are there: a disaffected populace that has been trampled on and left behind by out-of-touch globalists for far too long. The people are protesting and rioting in the hundreds of thousands in the capital. They have certain elements of the police on their side. Is it really that much of a stretch to wonder if they’ll use their numbers and police backing and simply storm the presidential palace? All they have to do is realize they can do it.

It’s always a surreal moment when the unthinkable becomes the inevitable. All throughout 2016 we were told that it was totally unthinkable for Donald Trump to become President, or for Britain to leave the EU. Then, when both happened, we witnessed a deluge of thinkpieces and political commentary telling us how we all should have seen both coming.

The point is, don’t allow the media to convince you something like Trump, Brexit or even a revolution is impossible. At best, the 27-year-old know-nothings comprising the media are ignorant of history, at worst they’re attempting to rig a political outcome in favor of the ruling class by discouraging its opponents.

Now, it appears these protests in France are largely grassroots and unorganized. They don’t seem intent on overthrowing Macron and replacing him with a leader of their own. The protesters don’t appear unified and I’ve seen reports that say they’re a mix of left and right, so they would have trouble uniting around a leader.

But my takeaway is that the elements of a popular uprising and revolution are there in France–right now, today.

They may not ultimately overthrow Macron this time around, but I think we’ve all learned that they could if they wanted. If they’ve got police on their side, or at least willing to stand aside, then what else is truly stopping them?

I’ve been saying this for a while now: the globalist political elite in the West had better start honoring its end of the social compact and giving the people what they voted for. If you continually tell the people to go fuck themselves and give them the Spaulding treatment (“You’ll get nothing and like it!“) then eventually they’re going to rise up and overthrow you. This is nothing new. It’s been the way of the world for millennia.

If they keep screwing the people over and rejecting their democratically expressed will, then it’s not a matter of “will they rise up and overthrow us?” but rather, “Which of the globalist leaders will be the first to get overthrown: May, Merkel or Macron?”

Right now, it looks like Macron.

Oh well–at least the American media still loves him.

Also: the American media, predictably, is totally uninterested in the use of tear gas on protesters by French police. I thought GASSING people was unacceptable and something only HITLER does?

The Perfect Description of NeverTrump “Conservatives”

Spot on:

This is the perfect encapsulation of NeverTrump.

Every time I would see a Jeff Flake tweet about Trump, or Brett Kavanaugh, or whatever else, this is what it felt like. It felt like I was watching an insecure coward desperately trying to pass the bad faith tests of people who would never truly accept him.

The left entices the NeverTrumper into subservience with the promise of deeming him A Good Person so long as he passes their moral tests.

Furthermore, for some reason, these “Conservatives” cede the premise that it is leftists–the same leftists conservatives of days past consider depraved, degenerate and immoral for their stances on abortion, gay rights, family values, religion, etc.–who are the ones that get to determine Who Is Good and Who Is Bad.

Another tweeter adds on to Greer:

https://twitter.com/BrotherHelpHH/status/1068992358593777664

The most important point is that the left is totally cynical and disingenuous about it all. All their supposed “moral tests” are done entirely in bad faith.

It’s not about “collusion with Russia,” because if anything, Hillary colluded with Russia.

It’s not about graft because Hillary and Bill are the king and queen of graft.

It’s not about racism because anti-white racism is rampant on the left.

It’s about putting you in a box.

The left devises all these moral tests over made-up “issues” because they want to be able to control you. NeverTrumpers are more than happy to oblige.

Google is Self-Aware, and Officially Determined to Defeat Trump in 2020

Google’s main takeaway from the 2016 election is that they didn’t do enough to prevent Trump from winning:

“Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal.

The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically singled out as outlets to potentially bury, the communications reveal.

I keep saying it but this only underlines it: the left knows it cannot win on an equal playing field. It knows that the only way to beat us is to silence us and misconstrue what we actually stand for.

It cannot win in honest, good-faith debate.

“Trump’s election in 2016 shocked many Google employees, who had been counting on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win.

Communications obtained by TheDCNF show that internal Google discussions went beyond expressing remorse over Clinton’s loss to actually discussing ways Google could prevent Trump from winning again.”

This is the world’s number one search engine musing about ways to bias its results to influence elections.

Google has decided that the people can no longer be trusted to vote “correctly” and that they must be manipulated into voting for Democrats.

“This was an election of false equivalencies, and Google, sadly, had a hand in it,” Google engineer Scott Byer wrote in a Nov. 9, 2016, post reviewed by TheDCNF.

Byer falsely labeled The Daily Caller and Breitbart as “opinion blogs” and urged his coworkers to reduce their visibility in search results.

Certainly no opinion finds its way into the reporting at New York Times and WaPo.

No siree.

“How many times did you see the Election now card with items from opinion blogs (Breitbart, Daily Caller) elevated next to legitimate news organizations? That’s something that can and should be fixed,” Byer wrote.

God forbid Americans get exposure to both sides. Google cannot allow that.

“I think we have a responsibility to expose the quality and truthfulness of sources – because not doing so hides real information under loud noises,” he continued.

This is kind of ironic because millions of Americans totally agree with that statement–just not in the way Google wants.

Millions of Americans feel like the truth is obscured by the loud noises of the NYT, WaPo and CNN, and so they turn to Breitbart and Daily Caller and Today in Politics.

Somehow, Google feels like the rightwing media is sucking up all the oxygen. How clueless and out of touch are they? The mere existence of alternative viewpoints is intolerable to them.

“Beyond that, let’s concentrate on teaching critical thinking. A little bit of that would go a long way. Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years — demographics will be on our side.

Google as a company and organization are dedicated to defeating President Trump in 2020. That’s what they’re saying.

Of course, they’re going to continue promote open borders and immigration to phase out all of those pesky white voters who support Donald Trump. That’s what they mean by “demographics will be on our side.”

Look, none of this is surprising. We all know Big Tech is far left, and we can reasonably assume they’re tilting the playing field to the left. They have so much power it’s absurd to believe they’re not using to sway elections their way.

Now, we have confirmation.

The only appropriate response to this is to break up Google and Facebook under the Sherman Antitrust Act. They’ve got too much power, and now we know they seek to rig elections for Democrats.

I see a lot of the “Respectable Conservative” set saying the answer is to try to win over Big Tech and get them to see things from our side, or at least see that we’re not evil:

Ben Shapiro and his #Facts and #Logic will not save us. Big Tech sees no difference between Shapiro and the alt-right. Big Tech seeks to silence them all the same. They are not open to the possibility that we have legitimate views.

They are fully past the point of no return. They are determined to crush us.

So we must crush them before they do.

The leftwing tech monopolies are out of control. For most of the early internet era, they didn’t really realize their true power, but now they do. They now consciously and deliberately seek to control the flow of information to the masses for the benefit of the Democratic Party, and this is unacceptable in a supposed “free country.”

Break ’em up.

Seriously, break ’em up before it’s too late.

Because the only thing worse than Google and Facebook working to undermine the duly elected President is Google and Facebook working with a Democratic President to censor and suppress opposing views.

This is What Happens to Enemies of the Deep State

This is the type of thing that happens in police states like Putin’s Russia:

“FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower’s attorney.”

Allow that to sink in.

The fact that this DoJ official was an anti-Clinton whistleblower was the reason his house was raided by the FBI.

Trump’s FBI.

“The Justice Department’s inspector general was informed that the documents show that federal officials failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, a document reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation alleges.

The delivered documents also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct pertaining to Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached to Uranium One, the document reviewed by TheDCNF alleges. Mueller is now the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. […]

Sixteen agents arrived at the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, a former FBI contractor, on the morning of Nov. 19 and raided his Union Bridge, Maryland, home, [the whistleblower’s lawyer] Socarras told TheDCNF.

The raid was permitted by a court order signed on Nov. 15 by federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for Baltimore and obtained by TheDCNF.

A special agent from the FBI’s Baltimore division, who led the raid, charged that Cain possessed stolen federal property and demanded entry to his private residence, Socarras told TheDCNF. […]”

Even though we have Trump in the White House, we are not in control. The federal government’s bureauacracy is too vast, and the corruption too deep, to be undone by simply electing a President of our own. He’s surrounded by the Deep State.

The Deep State is sending a message to Trump: “We’re not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with us.”

This is scary shit.

Our FBI is going Full Police State to cover for Hillary Clinton’s crimes.

This story is also a major indictment of Robert Mueller. If there was any doubt prior to this that he’s a Deep State fixer, there shouldn’t be now.

“Cain informed the agent while he was still at the door that he was a recognized protected whistleblower under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act and that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz recognized his whistleblower status, according to Socarras.

Cain further told the FBI agent the potentially damaging classified information had been properly transmitted to the Senate and House Intelligence committees as permitted under the act, Socarras said. The agent immediately directed his agents to begin a sweep of the suburban home, anyway.

Frightened and intimidated, Cain promptly handed over the documents, Socarras told TheDCNF. Yet even after surrendering the information to the FBI, the agents continued to rummage through the home for six hours.”

NKVD, KGB and now FBI: America has its own Soviet-style secret police force rooting out enemies of the Deep State and covering up the crimes of its politicians.

Chateau Heartiste pretty much nails it:

“Welcome to the police state.

The FBI raided the home of an American patriot who was about to expose the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s Uranium One deal with Russia.

In point of fact, he already did expose it. He had sent the documents to the DOJ before the raid. But it would seem there are rogue elements — or perhaps there are institutional elements dogged by rogue whistleblowers — in the DOJ who are conspiring with the FBI to bury the Clintons’ corruption. The DOJ is likely sitting on or shredding those docs right now, and the FBI was sent in as a clean-up crew to sweep the whistleblower’s house for any stray incriminating docs.

This is Dan Bongino’s take on the raid. He calls it a head fake. The DOJ and FBI are colluding to sweep under the rug any evidence of Clinton corruption. The raid was a mop-up operation.

The Deep State is openly flouting Americans’ faith in the system with its stepped-up efforts to protect [Hillary] from the justice she richly deserves. The homes of innocent Americans who dare to shine a light on elite corruption are fair game for gun-wielding FBI agents bursting through the front door to ransack the place of evidence that could be useful in a court of law.

This is so corrupt it’s almost hard to believe. We’re not really living in America anymore.

“Worse, the Deep State hides their subterfuge with the aid of an accomplice media, and reorients the prevailing narrative to indict, without any evidence, a duly elected president for the crime of a collusion that the Deep State, Obama Admin, and Clintons themselves are in fact guilty of committing. They are getting away with a coup while we watch, helpless, because they know the media will run cover for them.”

The “mainstream” media will not take the whistleblower’s side. This is how you know things are really bad. The media should instinctively take the side of the lone whistleblower, not the omnipotent FBI.

But our “media” is actually the Deep State’s propaganda arm.

Our Media Actively Sows Resentment and Encourages Political Violence

We need a media that is responsible and dedicated to spreading truth, squashing lies, maintaining order, and promoting national unity based on a shared truth. Unfortunately, our “mainstream” media does none of this, and in fact actively squashes truth, spreads lies, promotes disorder, and foments tribal resentments.

This was a good read from ZMan blog. The title of the post was “The Coming Violence”:

“Rulers have always understand that general discontent among the rabble is like dry underbrush. It only takes a spark and you have a forest fire. In the case of civil unrest, a simmering discontent in the community, or among a sub-group, can quickly turn into a riot. The Rodney King riots in 1992 are a good example. The black underclass had developed a deep hatred of the cops, so when the cops were acquitted, that was the spark that set off the ghetto riot.”

The underlying and building tensions are there in America.

Things can get out of control quickly. Seemingly normal one day, chaos the next. Most people won’t see it coming.

Whether it is the seemingly incoherent and ad hoc violence of a bar fight or sports melee, or a person or group committing social violence, the actors arise from predictable conditions and act quite rationally. There is a degree of predictability to their actions, if you’re willing to notice. It’s why bouncers in bars keep an eye on the males competing with one another for females. It’s why sports referees look for guys getting agitated and send them off the field to cool down and get their head back in the game.

In modern America, there does not seem to be anyone in charge willing to play the role of bouncer or referee. Instead, the people in charge are like the guy with the stick in old-time bare knuckle fights. They are trying to get the combatants to go at one another, rather than keep them under control. The deployment, tolerance and protection of Antifa, for example, is a deliberate provocation. The people in charge not only hope these idiots hurt someone, they hope white men will defend themselves so they can be railroaded by the courts.”

This is the key point: our media is not playing the bouncer role. Our media is too partisan to do so.

“In a multi-racial society, where the old majority is being swamped by former minorities and those former minorities are told they must hate the old majority. The atmosphere is nothing but kindling. A prudent ruling class would be acting as firemen, hunting down anything that looks like a spark, over- reacting if necessarily, in order to prevent a blaze they may not be able to control.”

What’s funny is our media has referred to itself as firefighters running toward the danger and saving us all. But the job of a firefighter first and foremost is to put out the fire.

And it’s also never the case that the firefighters set the blaze themselves the way our media largely has.

But the main point here is that tensions are running very high in America. Anyone knows that when tensions are running high between two guys, the slightest thing could set them off and start a fight.

Right now, the two sides in America loathe each other more than ever. There is no trust between the two sides; no assumption that the other side is operating in good faith. We’ve largely given up on trying to overcome our differences and come together as a nation. Most of us don’t even want to.

Quite simply we’ve given up on one another. We have come to terms with the fact that we will never get along. This is a major turning point in our history.

It feels like not insignificant numbers on both sides are itching for a fight. They want the violence.

Worse, our national media has not only totally abdicated its responsibility to debunk lies, and maintain order like a “bouncer” would at a nightclub, it is actively and deliberately spreading lies and propaganda to provoke people into resentment, hysteria and violence.

On everything from supposed police racism to “toxic masculinity” to Trump being a fascist dictator, our media is fabricating a narrative of a nation that brutalizes and oppresses women and minorities

And, wouldn’t you know it, many women and minorities (and their wannabe saviors, aka white liberals) believe the lies, and are acting accordingly.

The media has millions of people living in an alternate reality. This will not end well.

For the first time in my life I really do believe this country is in trouble. I genuinely afraid of what the future holds. Societal breakdown is a real possibility.

FINAL FRONTIER: NASA Boss Says US Within 10 Years of Continuous Manned Presence on Moon

Our destiny is in the stars:

“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says the U.S. is within 10 years of having a continuous manned presence on the moon, which will lay the groundwork for expanding space exploration to Mars.

“Right now we’re building a space station, we call it ‘Gateway,’ that’s going to be in orbit around the moon — think of it as a reusable command module where we can have human presence in orbit around the moon. From there we want reusable landers that go back and forth to the surface of the moon,” Bridenstine told Hill.TV’s Jamal Simmons and Buck Sexton on “Rising.”

“We think we can achieve this in about 10 years, the idea being prove the capability, retire the risk, prove the human physiology and then go on to Mars,” he continued.”

This is a Trump initiative:

“The move is part of President Trump’s Space Policy Directive, which calls for revisiting Moon exploration.

Bridenstine emphasized the importance of Trump’s directive, saying building a sustainable and continued presence on the Moon represents a “proving ground” for further space exploration.

Unlike Mars, he said the Earth and Moon are always on the same side of the sun. Mars on the other hand is on the same side as Earth only once every 26 months, meaning that astronauts will have to be on Mars for two years before being able to complete their mission and return home.

“The moon represents a proving ground, it’s the way we can reduce risk, we can prove technology, we can prove human physiology, we can develop the capabilities to utilize the resources of the moon to survive on the surface of the moon and then we take all of those capabilities and we replicate them at Mars,” he said.”

I cannot for the life of me understand the people who don’t value a robust and active space exploration program.

Space exploration serves the cause of humanity, of taking our species to new heights and ultimately to new worlds.

The history of mankind has been a story of venturing forth into the unknown, and space is the greatest unknown of all.

Our space program is essential and must not only continue but be expanded. We must push to the moon, to Mars and beyond. It’s what human beings do.

The Civilized Folk Have Lost Control

Leftists have ruined another great place:

The video is somewhat long, but the gist of it is that Portland is covered in feces, infested with druggies and teeming with hordes of Antifa scum.

Portland’s pussy of a Mayor Ted Wheeler has completely lost control of his city. Human waste contaminates the streets, gaggles of insane leftwing mobs block off streets and prevent commuters from getting to work (pictured above), and the homeless are on every block.

Portland is a city that has lost control. The forces of civility are decency have lost, and the barbarians have won.

It’s a very scary thing for the normal, civilized folk when their government has lost control of the city. People simply commuting to work in the morning find streets blocked off by shrieking protesters, and you can’t even take a drink from a public water fountain because junkies use them to wash off heroin needles.

On top of this, the Mayor regularly orders police to stand down when Antifa are disturbing the peace and harassing passers-by.

When you live in a big city, you only walk out your front door every day because of your underlying assumption that things are under control. You have that assurance in the back of your mind that the dregs of society—the killers, gangsters, junkies, hobos, terrorists, etc—are not running rampant. You want to know you’re not going to get attacked on the subway, or poked by a dirty needle, or accosted by a crazy person.

But now, civilized folk are on the run in Portland. The inmates are running the asylum.

It’s not just Portland, either. Leftists have ruined San Francisco as well.

In many of these cities, it’s not even so much about which political policies anymore (although bad leftists policies are the main reason things have gotten so bad), but about something far more basic and essential: whether those seeking political office can reclaim their cities from the barbarians that have taken over.

Policies take a backseat when the main question in a city is, “Can citizens even live normal lives here anymore?”

Liberal politicians are talking about banning straws and plastic bags while their cities have become almost unlivable for normal people.

If you watch the video above–and you really should–you’ll see some of the mentally insane denizens of Portland starting around the 7:30 mark. These people do not belong on the streets. They belong in mental asylums and restrained in straitjackets, away from the civilized folk.

The worse our cities become, the less people are going to like the solution. If things continue spiraling out of control, it will take genuine authoritarians to come around and clean things up. The more out of control things get, the messier it will be to get things back under control.

We don’t want a strongman to come to power and institute martial law, do we? Well, unfortunately the worse our cities get, the more likely it becomes that the civilized folk, made increasingly desperate by the chaos and lawlessness, turn to a strongman.

Cities like Portland and San Francisco need hardass rightwing police chiefs to run for mayor on platforms emphasizing law and order and reclamation, like now.

And it’s not just America where the cities are being overrun by barbarians. I recently visited Frankfurt, Germany and walked through a neighborhood not far from the main center of town that was almost completely overrun by migrants and lowlifes. The streets were filthy, the buildings sprayed over with graffiti, the covered with trash and empty beer bottles, and you generally felt unsafe while walking around. I tried to take a picture of one of the worst streets when a group of migrants saw me and started yelling “FOTO! FOTO!” at me, so I got out of there as quickly as possible. This was all I was able to get:

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It’s a little blurry but you can see just how bad things look.

I was at a bar and the bartender had recently moved to Frankfurt from Poland, and he was quite blunt about the state of the city: the migrants were ruining it. He said his ex-girlfriend couldn’t stand the city and left because there were “too many migrants”.

This is because of open borders policies.

Portland, San Francisco and Frankfurt are what happens when leftists are in power. The lowlifes always take advantage of bleeding-heart “compassionate” leftist policies.

London, with its rising crime and rampant acid attacks, has been ruined by open borders and soft-on-crime leftism, as has Paris.

We normal folk just want law and order. I think this is a lot of what Trump was getting at in his campaign.

In his inaugural speech he mentioned “American carnage” and was panned by the media. The media live in posh neighborhoods in DC and New York so of course they wouldn’t know shit. But so many of our cities are really messed up.

Part of me wonders if this is just the inevitable result of our increasingly urbanized society and world. Big cities are the norm now. The story of the past 150 years has been one of increasing industrialization and, as a result, urbanization. The industrial revolution completely changed the way society is organized. No longer do we mostly live on farms and in small villages; we now gravitate to highly-populated urban areas where all the jobs are. In 1800, 94% of Americans lived in rural areas and just 6% lived in urban areas. By 1990, only 25% of Americans were in rural areas, while 75% lived cities. That is a massive, massive break from historical norms (going back to the dawn of human civilization) and it has taken place over a relatively short period of time in the context of history (i.e. the past 5,000 years or so).

It has taken place all around the world, too:

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Maybe crime, disorder and depravity are unavoidable parts of living in a big city. Bigness–in cities, institutions, organizations, etc.–breeds a lack of accountability. When there are too many people in one place, everyone gets lost in the shuffle, and the miscreants take advantage of the anonymity and chaos.

But a large part of the reason so many formerly-great Western cities have gone to shit is because the leftists in charge have lost control.

Sooner or later, the civilized folk will stop tolerating all the madness and chaos. The longer we wait, the uglier the process will be.

YALE Study: White Libs Talk Down to Black People Because they Think Black People Are Inferior

#Science, bitchez:

“A new study suggests that white Americans who hold liberal socio-political views use language that makes them appear less competent in an effort to get along with racial minorities.”

In other words, they dumb themselves down because they assume black people are mentally inferior and cannot comprehend intelligent words.

“According to new research by Cydney Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Yale SOM, white liberals tend to downplay their own verbal competence in exchanges with racial minorities, compared to how other white Americans act in such exchanges. The study is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.”

“Compared to how other white Americans act in such exchanges” = in contrast to non-liberals, i.e. conservatives and moderates.

“Dupree and her co-author, Susan Fiske of Princeton University, began by analyzing the words used in campaign speeches delivered by Democratic and Republican presidential candidates to different audiences over the years. They scanned 74 speeches delivered by white candidates over a 25-year period. Approximately half were addressed to mostly-minority audiences—at a Hispanic small business roundtable discussion or a black church, for example. They then paired each speech delivered to a mostly-minority audience with a comparable speech delivered at a mostly-white audience—at a mostly-white church or university, for example. The researchers analyzed the text of these speeches for two measures: words related to competence (that is, words about ability or status, such as “assertive” or “competitive”) and words related to warmth (that is, words about friendliness, such as “supportive” and “compassionate”). 

The team found that Democratic candidates used fewer competence-related words in speeches delivered to mostly minority audiences than they did in speeches delivered to mostly white audiences. The difference wasn’t statistically significant in speeches by Republican candidates, though “it was harder to find speeches from Republicans delivered to minority audiences,” Dupree notes. There was no difference in Democrats’ or Republicans’ usage of words related to warmth. “It was really surprising to see that for nearly three decades, Democratic presidential candidates have been engaging in this predicted behavior.” 

The researchers didn’t stop with politicians. They even studied everyday white liberals, just normal people in day-to-day situations:

“They designed a series of experiments in which white participants were asked to respond to a hypothetical or presumed-real interaction partner. For half of these participants, their partner was given a stereotypically white name (such as “Emily”); for the other half, their partner was given a stereotypically black name (such as “Lakisha”). Participants were asked to select from a list of words for an email to their partner. For some studies, this email was for a work-related task; for others, this email was simply to introduce themselves. Each word had been previously scored on how warm or competent it appears. The word “sad,” for example, scored low for both warmth and competence. “Melancholy,” on the other hand, scored high for competence and low on warmth.

Here’s the key finding:

The researchers found that liberal individuals were less likely to use words that would make them appear highly competent when the person they were addressing was presumed to be black rather than white. No significant differences were seen in the word selection of conservatives based on the presumed race of their partner. “It was kind of an unpleasant surprise to see this subtle but persistent effect,” Dupree says. “Even if it’s ultimately well-intentioned, it could be seen as patronizing.”

Dupree and Fiske suspect that the behavior stems from a liberal person’s desire to connect with other races. One possible reason for the “competence downshift,” as the authors describe it, is that, regardless of race, people tend to downplay their competence when they want to appear likeable and friendly. But it’s also possible that “this is happening because people are using common stereotypes in an effort to get along,” Dupree says.”

So when white liberals talk to black people, they just automatically assume black people are dumb and can’t handle Big Words.

White liberals have the Savior Complex. They believe minorities are so incompetent and inferior and stunted that they require benevolent white liberals to get by.

Most conservatives are probably not surprised at all by this, of course. I’ve been saying for a while that white liberals, with their “soft bigotry of low expectations,” are the most racist people of all.

White liberals don’t view minorities as equals. It’s technically a white supremacist mindset, but in their view it’s different because they feel bad about it.

Black conservatives like Walter Williams have been pointing this out for years:

“Andrew Kenny says that whites treat blacks like animals. When a dog misbehaves, we don’t blame the dog; we blame the owner for improper training. In Africa, when blacks behave badly, Kenny says colonialism, imperialism, apartheid, globalization or multi-nationalism is blamed for not bringing up blacks properly. Liberals saw South Africa’s, apartheid and other human rights abuses as unjust because blacks were suffering at the hands of whites. They hold whites accountable to civilized standards of behavior. Blacks are not held to civilized standards of behavior. From the liberal’s point of view it might even be racist to expect blacks to adhere to civilized standards of behavior.”

Interestingly enough, the Yale Study was published on November 15, almost two weeks ago. Are you surprised you’re only now hearing about it, and that the Democratic media basically ignored it? Me neither.

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On a somewhat related note, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this:

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How Trump Can Convince White Dems like Schumer & Pelosi to Support the Border Wall

Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke about negotiating with President Trump to fund the border wall:

Let’s hope the final figure ends up being closer to the $5 billion Trump wants, but overall it’s going to be like pulling teeth to get this wall funded given that we just lost the House. President Trump really needs to find a way to get through to these Democrats on the matter.

I’m no expert on negotiation, but I do know one thing about people: they will generally only work with you and cut a deal with you if it is in their best interest to do so.

This has been the defining problem for the immigration/border wall debate these past two years. President Trump needs Democrat support if we are ever going to get the border wall funded and built, given the fact that we lost the House and only have 53 of the required 60 votes in the Senate. The problem is that Democrats want more immigration–legal and illegal–because it works to their benefit. They get more votes and more cheap nannying/housekeeping.

On its face, it might seem completely impossible to get any Democrat support for the wall. But perhaps it’s not all that far-fetched.

See, white Democrats have for the past two decades been under the assumption that the “browning of America” will work only to their benefit. Their reasoning is that Hispanics vote overwhelmingly Democrat, and since the Hispanic share of the US population is increasing with each passing year, it will only continue to benefit them.

But then something happened this past summer, and I don’t think we really understand its full significance yet. I’m talking about when Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary. At the old Medium site, I wrote that it was a glimpse into the future of American politics in that the district went from majority white to majority nonwhite, and this demographic shift, rather than political “issues”, was the reason Crowley lost to Ocasio-Cortez.

Simply put, the majority-Hispanic district realized it didn’t have to keep voting for the old white guy anymore. They had the numbers to replace him with “one of their own”. And those aren’t my words, they’re Ocasio-Cortez’s words. Her campaign slogan was, “It’s time for one of us.” She’ll claim it means a “real person” from the neighborhood rather than an out of touch career politician, but what she really meant was a fellow Hispanic rather than some old white guy. Just look at her campaign poster:

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You can see it right here at the bottom: “One of us/Una de las Nuestras.”

Joe Crowley even complained that Ocasio-Cortez was making the election about race:

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Crowley realized what was happening. His exasperation showed when he was reported to have said, at a private event, “I can’t help that I was born white.”

He knew.

If you believe, as I and many others do, that democracy in a diverse society devolves into little more than a racial headcount, then what happened to Joe Crowley in the Bronx was not only unsurprising, but a sign of things to come.

This is the key to getting Democrat support for the wall.

The answer is to target white Democrats in majority-minority districts and appeal to their self-interest.

Point to Joe Crowley as Exhibit A that if we don’t get immigration under control, then white Democrats will be run out of power.

White Democrats believe that no matter how “brown” America gets, the “New Americans” will still keep voting for white Democrats. White Democrats, like the racists they are, believe they are entitled to nonwhite support (white Democrats have a serious Savior Complex generally) and will remain at the top of the pyramid indefinitely. They envision a party of nonwhite voters, but with white politicians (i.e. themselves):

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Ocasio-Cortez has just shown us that is not going to be the case. The future will not resemble the pyramid model they envision. More majority-minority districts–and states–will come be represented not by white Democrats but by nonwhite Democrats.

Trump should say quite clearly to white Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: “If we don’t get immigration under control, then what happened to Joe Crowley is going to happen to you, eventually.”

I really think they’ll listen to that.

Maybe more old white Dems need to go the way of Joe Crowley for them to really grasp what’s going on, but eventually they’ll understand.

At that point I think you’ll see white Democrats come around to the border wall and become more hawkish on immigration. They’ll realize it is in their self-interest.