The Heroes of Antifa By Chris Knight

     Another great article by my third favourite journalist, Jim Goad on the violence of the Antifa. You know, the Leftist people who want to create a communist world of love, peace and justice according to Karl Marx, without Marx’s racism, which neo-Marxists see as merely a product of the times.  Ok,  let’s run with this.
  https://www.takimag.com/article/cracking-skulls-for-a-good-cause/

     But, how then to justify beating up an Asian journalist, Andy Ngo, who is also gay, on June 29, 2019, for merely filming Antifa at a Portland Oregon protest? Ngo was beaten so badly that he was hospitalised for a brain haemorrhage, and Antifa then posted on-line messages celebrating this and joking about it. As well, an elderly man was maced and beaten with a crowbar, and a man who tried to intervene was struck so hard in the head that he required 25 stitches and staples in his skull. These White children of the elites basically just get away with it. Those from the Right, now even conservative Christian groups protesting about issues like abortion, will be hit with every law, and trumped up charge if they are seen to step out of line, or even keep in line. This is anarcho-tyranny moving to the level of anarcho-terrorism. How does it end? Of course, the good guys will do nothing, and as always, the bad guys will win the day, and succeed in pulling down the entire temple of civilisation. Then, said badies too will become the victims of predation by the new warlords who will arise because men of the West did not stand up for what was right, but chose the consumer comforts of a quiet life in leafy suburbia. Then God will judge mankind.

The Hypocrisy of the Singing Class By James Reed

     One thing that is obvious about the new class elites, the controllers of ideas and information, is there open double standards, seen most clearly with gun control: guns for our security services, but not for the ordinary deplorables. But, the area of climate change, my bug in my bonnet, is another area. There we see these elites lecturing us about saving the planet by reducing carbon emissions, but their own lives show what a lie this all is. Consider the case of Barbra Streisand, who has been at the pc game for years now:
  https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/07/10/barbra-streisand-flew-her-dogs-to-london-to-watch-her-sing/

“Barbra Streisand, who regularly rings alarm bells about the looming dangers of global warming in the Trump-era, reportedly flew her dogs around the world to watch her sing at London’s British Summer Time concert.
Per Page Six: She took her three Coton de Tuléar pooches — Miss Scarlet, Miss Violet and Fanny — on a 10,000-mile roundtrip flight to watch her perform at London’s British Summer Time concert on Sunday. “There was no expense spared for her three beloved pets in the backstage area,” The Sun reported. “They had free roam of her dressing room and a dedicated member of staff to push them in the buggy or walk them round at their free will.”

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New Zealand Gun Control: How is that One Going? By John Steele

     With all the media fanfare about gun control in the land of the long white, well maybe not white, cloud, how is gun banning going? Any problems, or are things doing a John Howard?
  https://reason.com/2019/07/08/noncompliance-kneecaps-new-zealands-gun-control-scheme/

“Once again, responding to a horrendous crime by inflicting knee-jerk, authoritarian restrictions on innocent people proves to be an ineffective means of convincing people to obey. Specifically, New Zealand's government—which also stepped up censorship and domestic surveillance after bloody attacks on two Christchurch mosques earlier this year—is running into stiff resistance to new gun rules from firearms owners who are slow to surrender now-prohibited weapons and will probably never turn them in. Officials should have seen it coming. "Police are anticipating a number of people with banned firearms in their possession won't surrender them," Stuff reported at the end of May, based on internal government documents. As of last week, only around 700 weapons had been turned over. There are an estimated 1.5 million guns—with an unknown number subject to the new prohibition on semiautomatic firearms—in the country overall. Traditionally relaxed in its approach to firearms regulation, and enjoying a low crime rate, New Zealand has no firearms registration rule. That means authorities have no easy way of knowing what guns are in circulation or who owns them.

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Firing the First Shot in the China War By James Reed

     I hope that everyone is finding my coverage in the lead up to World War III and the nuclear annihilation of the world as we know it … interesting … perhaps, mildly amusing   …. But, hey, just to look on the lighter side of oblivion we need to turn to the colourful Duterte, when he is not taking out with extreme prejudge drug dealers:

“If Washington wants the Philippines to fight China, the US military should come and fire the first shot, President Rodrigo Duterte argued, accusing the US of using its allies as “bait” for Beijing. “There is always America pushing us, egging us … making me the bait. What do you think Filipinos are, earthworms?” Duterte said in a speech in Leyte province on Friday, which only got media attention on Sunday. “Now I say, you bring your planes, your boats to South China Sea. Fire the first shot and we are just here behind you. Go ahead, let’s fight,” he added. “Do you want trouble? OK, let’s do it.” The remarks came as the government in Manila finds itself sandwiched between US demands for a tougher posture towards China and Beijing’s maritime expansion in the South China Sea, specifically the islands that the Philippines have claimed as their own. The US knew about China building up the islands, the president told the audience in Alangalang, at the opening of a rice processing factory, noting that the US Navy has the Seventh Fleet stationed in Japan. “Why didn’t they send it to the Spratly and say ‘Hey guys, you are not supposed to build artificial islands in the high seas, that is exactly prohibited by international law and the fact is you are constructing it within the exclusive economic zone of our friend, the Philippines’?” Duterte asked. “They left them to build it, now it’s all there. All the guns are there, all the missiles are mounted.”

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European New World Order By Richard Miller

     Here, by way of summary are the latest moves of the European elites to create a United States of Europe, even while the present USA is falling apart. The one world dream is a delusion deriving from the same source as communism, but perhaps more powerful given the dark money interests always behind it.
  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14503/european-union-towards-superstate

  •     “German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, nominated to be the next President of the European Commission, has called for the creation of a European superstate. "My aim is the United States of Europe..." she said in an interview with Der Spiegel. She has also called for the creation of a European Army.
  •     Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, nominated to be the next President of the European Council, has said that Eastern European countries opposed to burden-sharing on migration should lose some of their EU rights. He is also a strong proponent of the Iran nuclear deal.
  •     Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, nominated to replace Federica Mogherini as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is a well-known supporter of the mullahs in Iran. Borrell has also said that he hopes Britain will leave the EU because it is an impediment to the creation of a European superstate.
  •     International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, nominated to be the next President of the European Central Bank, has supported U.S. President Donald J. Trump's trade war with China. "President Trump has a point on intellectual property. It is correct that nobody should be stealing intellectual property to move ahead.... On these points clearly the game has to change, the rules have to be respected."
  •     "The best cure for Europhilia is always to observe the EU's big beasts at their unguarded worst... unencumbered by any attachment to democracy, accountability or even basic morality... [W]e witnessed rare footage of the secretive process that propels so many retreads and second-rate apparatchiks into positions of immense power in Brussels and Frankfurt, utterly disregarding public opinion.... Everything that is wrong with the EU was shamelessly on display." — Allister Heath, The Telegraph.

     There is no doubt about it, but the globalists are in this until the entire planet is reduced to a crisp, like toast left in the toaster for way too long. Nothing, not even the failure of open borders immigration has caused them to pause. It will be a battle to the last breath, and the politically obese will fall, even before the start line.

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Universal Income and Drugs By James Reed

     Here is an insightful piece that puts an obvious case against universal income schemes, namely that the level of degeneracy and drug use is so high in America, and probably Australia, that if people were given any extra money, a sizable minority would explode the already pandemic drug problem:
  https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2019/07/06/the-danger-of-a-universal-basic-income/

“The entire number of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan, from 2001 until today, is 3,568. The same figure for Iraq, starting in 2003, is 4,571. Together they are 8,139, or about one ninth of the total deaths from overdoses in 2017 alone. The total number of American casualties in the Vietnam War was 58,220, less than any two-year pairing of overdose deaths in the last decade. The enormity of this death toll is truly hard to fathom, but consider this comparison: the total overdose deaths for the most recent ten years we have numbers for is 471,935. The estimated population of Miami today is 470,914. And that’s just overdose deaths. It doesn’t take account of the crime committed by addicts to feed their habit, the broken families, the disastrous health consequences of habitual drug use, etc. In terms of numbers, then, what is going on today is a war, and it is a war that we are losing. Since 2012, the percent increase of overdose deaths has gone up nearly every year. From 2012 to 2013, fatal overdoses went up just shy of six percent. From 2013 to 2014, it went up just shy of seven percent. From 2014 to 2015, the increase was about 11.3 percent. From 2015 to 2016, the increase accelerated dramatically, to 21.4 percent. From 2016 to 2017, the increase leveled a bit, going up only ten percent. As such, the numbers for 2018 may be as low as 80,000. That’s an optimistic view, mind you.

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The White Faces of Antifa By James Reed

     Ha! I have frequently argued that the young socialist thugs are the children of the elites, and that is why they are given an easy ride, as training foot soldiers. Beating up conservatives is just a workout, and when they fully emerge from their metamorphosis as mature insects, they go on to be young members of the oppressive elites, such as academics, lawyers journalists, financiers, bankers, you name it.
  https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/01/antifa-is-mostly-privileged-white-dudes/

“At Occupy Wall Street, there were two very distinct groups. On one side of the park were the peaceful intellectuals. They ran the library and the general assembly, and organized services in the park. On the other side was the black bloc, a collection of black-clad punks, often with bandanas ready to serve as masks, who mostly engaged in drug use and drum circles. The latter group is directly related to the movement we now know as Antifa. One thing that both of these groups had—and continue to have—in common is that they are mostly young white people. This is not surprising; poll after poll shows us that the vast majority of far-left progressives are white. The intellectuals at Occupy understood and tried to address this, giving special treatment to the speech and ideas of their small cadre of non-white participants. The Black Bloc and Antifa take a different approach; they just cover their faces. But when members of Antifa are arrested, the masks come off. And, as recent mugshots of Portland Antifa members show, these people are about as diverse as the Washington Generals.

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Universities of Regret By James Reed

     Good mourning, after writing the Antifa bit, I am all steamed up to sound off about the universities again. I am not sure why I hate them so much; it is not personal, as I have not been enrolled since the 1960s. Maybe it is because every degenerating thing comes from them. Well, the top-level elites feed higher level demons the basic poison, and the final brew is made at the lower levels of these intellectual chemical weapons factories. But, thankfully, some people going through are regretting the abusive  experience:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-30/two-thirds-college-grads-regret-their-diploma-costs-and-major
  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-thirds-of-american-employees-regret-their-college-degrees/

“A college education is still considered a pathway to higher lifetime earnings and gainful employment for Americans. Nevertheless, two-thirds of employees report having regrets when it comes to their advanced degrees, according to a PayScale survey of 248,000 respondents this past spring that was released Tuesday. Student loan debt, which has ballooned to nearly $1.6 trillion nationwide in 2019, was the No. 1 regret among workers with college degrees. About 27% of survey respondents listed student loans as their top misgiving, PayScale said. The findings illustrate why education loans burdening millions of Americans have become a hot-button issue among some Democratic presidential candidates. Most recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday proposed a plan to impose a tax on Wall Street trading and use the proceeds to erase that $1.6 trillion of debt. About 70% of college students graduated with student loan debt this year, averaging about $33,000 per student. And as younger grads pay off student loan balances, they're struggling to accumulate wealth or are putting off purchasing homes — some millennials are even struggling to purchase groceries. It's not just millennials. Baby boomers are taking on student loan debt either to help cover college costs for their children or to retrain themselves for a workplace transformed by increased automation, cloud computing and other labor-saving technologies. Some Americans age 62 and older are using their Social Security benefits to pay off more than $86 billion in unpaid college loans.”

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Now They Want Satire Banned! By Chris Knight

     Here is a story about banning and oppression taken to comic levels, as a US Democrat Senator, who wears ridiculous cowboy hats wants to ban people satirising .. well … politicians who wear dumb hats. No sense of humour in these people, that is for sure, and even their professional comics are as boring as dust:
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/florida-democrat-we-should-prosecute-anyone-who-makes-fun-of-members-of-congress_07032019

“One Florida Democrat is proving just how far government officials are willing to go to squash free speech. Frederica Wilson says lawmakers should make a law protecting themselves from jokes…and no, this is no joke.
On Tuesday, Wilson went with other members of Congress to tour a detention facility for illegal immigrants. During a press conference following the tour, Wilson made a rather interesting comment. Apparently, she believes anyone who “makes fun of members of Congress” on the Internet “should be prosecuted.” “Those people who are online, making fun of members of Congress, are a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think; that is unacceptable. We’re going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.” “You cannot intimidate members of Congress, threaten members of Congress. It is against the law in this United States of America.” – Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) So much for free speech. The thought police are here and trying desperately to make things worse for us than they were for those living in the Soviet Union. The slaves can’t make fun of the masters without punishment.  This is the future of the democrat party. Moving to prosecute people for voicing their opinions and making jokes is dangerous and it’s a slippery slope. Not only that but it’s arbitrary. Who gets to decide what qualifies as “being made fun of?” Is calling Hillary’s pantsuit ugly now against a law and those who say so are going to spend time in jail?  Welcome to the new USSA, where democrats are actively attempting to kill free speech.”

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Can Conservatives Ever Awake Up? By Charles Taylor

     Well blow me over! Our furry masked “friends” the Antifa, best known for bashing conservatives, do not have accounts that violate twit Twitter’s standards. Now, why would that be?
  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/02/source-twitter-doesnt-consider-antifa-accounts-to-be-rule-violating/

“Twitter does not currently believe accounts expressing support for the violent extremist “Antifa” movement, including the account linked to last week’s brutal assault on journalist Andy Ngo, are in violation of its terms of service according to a person familiar with the situation. According to the source, Twitter believes that the “Rose City Antifa” account, the official Twitter presence of the Portland-based mob behind the attack on Ngo, is not currently in violation of the platform’s terms of service. This seems at odds with Twitter’s rules in a section titled “violent extremist groups” which reads, “Groups included in this policy will be those that identify as such or engage in activity — both on and off the platform — that promotes violence.”

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Philosophical Meditations on Civil War II By Charles Taylor

      The mainstream is now commenting on the possibility of an American Civil War II, light-heartedly dismissing the possibility of this because most American are not fit enough to fight, even to make it up a flight of stairs. It would be an effort to walk to the fridge. Sure:
  https://spectator.us/america-fat-civil-war/

“Each of the essays quoted above is thoughtful, cogent and suffused with a deep understanding of American history. Together they provide a comprehensive overview of why the cold Civil War might become hot. The problem is that they have nothing to say about howit might happen. A Civil War entails more than just volatile rhetoric, polarization and scattered, disjointed acts of terrorism. It implies a level of sustained, organized violence that looks unlikely to occur in the near future for one major reason.

Today Americans enjoy, by some distance, the worst diet in the developed world. As of 2014, the average American eats 3,340 calories a day. There are 78 million obese adults living in America. If they managed to summon the energy to secede from the Union, the nation they formed would be bigger by population than Italy, France and the UK. Just as the dapper, diffident, pink-cheeked gentleman was once the symbol of Britain’s international prestige, American power has its own archetypal figure: a greedy slob who cannot stop eating. Was there ever a civil war in a country with a population this fat?

During the first Civil War a Union soldier’s diet was not particularly enviable. Their rations might include salted pork or beef, a warm brown liquid pretending to be coffee, and dried fruit and vegetables if they were in season. Men on both sides enjoyed Hardtack, a notorious biscuit that was often infested with insects. It was so hard that it could only be eaten after being repeatedly hammered with a rifle butt. Would generations of Americans reared in front of televisions and weaned on high-fructose corn syrup be able to march much further than the fridge, let alone to the ridge of some future Gettysburg?

Stalin once asked where the Pope’s armies were. Exactly the same statement can be made of Red and Blue America. Is Don Jr going to lead a cavalry charge? Is Lena Dunham going to launch commando raids on critical infrastructure? The United States is not yet Lebanon. Current polarization is better thought of in terms of popular culture – reality television, social media, even wrestling – than through analogies to the last Civil War.”

     So, the case against a new civil war is based upon diet.  But, before dealing with that, we should note that The Spectator article does accept that there is a non-trivial chance of such a civil war occurring:

“Since 2016 there’s been a great deal of irony-free discussion about a second American Civil War. This ongoing commentary is not merely another symptom of Trump derangement syndrome. It has appeared in the form of serious thought experiments, popular novels, clickbaitpunditry, in interviews of academics, by authors on the Left, the Right, and even The New Yorker.

When Thomas E. Ricks asked a group of national security thinkers what the chances were of conflict breaking out in the next 10 to 15 years, the rough consensus was that there was a 35 percent chance it would happen. Nearly a third of Americans polled believe a Civil War will break out before 2023. Everybody, it seems, is a young boy playing with regiments of tin soldiers. The fear of, or secret hopes for, a Civil War II appear to be truly bipartisan.

That there is a Cold Civil War between Red America and Blue America cannot be disputed. When Blue activists chase Red politicians from restaurants; when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot by a unhinged leftist gunman; when every news item is sheathed in an ideological carapace as soon as it is reported; when Hillary Clinton argues that ‘you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for’ and when the president describes his opponents’ actions as ‘evil’ and ‘treasonous’ – these are the signs of the times.

Ideological warfare that began in the 1960s has become total. Fundamental disagreements have hardened to the point where dialogue, reasoning and compromise appear impossible. As Disraeli once wrote of England, there now appear to be two nations:

‘…between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets.’

How is the conflict to be won? Red America adopts a strategy centered on the Supreme Court, Blue America attempts to excommunicate any cultural figure that doesn’t fall into line with its values. Is either route really the way to achieve political supremacy? Winning the presidency made no real difference for either side. Barack Obama’s election was supposed to end the culture wars by transcending them. Donald Trump’s election was supposed to herald the end of the Republic, but this dog of fascism never really barked. Instead an atmosphere of nervous stagnation and exhausted fatigue endures.

Writing in the National Review, Victor Davis Hanson claims ‘We are now nearing a point comparable to 1860, and perhaps past 1968.’ Writing for The American Conservative, Michael Vlahos accepts war as an inevitability:

‘Tragically, our divide may no longer be an outcome that people of goodwill work to overcome. Schism – with our nation in an ideological Iron Maiden – will soon force us all to submit, and choose.’

And here is the Claremont Institute’s Angelo Codevilla on what might happen after the next election:

‘Were the Left returned to power after 2020, it would not tweet about resistance—it would crush it, officially and by inciting unofficial violence. How would the crush-ees react? At what points would clashes occur? With how much violence? Sooner or later, somebody is going to get killed. Then what?’

Each of the essays quoted above is thoughtful, cogent and suffused with a deep understanding of American history. Together they provide a comprehensive overview of why the cold Civil War might become hot. The problem is that they have nothing to say about howit might happen. A Civil War entails more than just volatile rhetoric, polarization and scattered, disjointed acts of terrorism. It implies a level of sustained, organized violence that looks unlikely to occur in the near future for one major reason.”

     The mere fact that the US population is obese does not alter the political realities, since the theorists consulted are not suggesting that men will fight like the Vikings did, with a lot of manual labour. There will be technology involved, we presume, and as in all wars, most of the unfit will not fight. Also, with disruptions to food supply lines to major cities, I imagine that dieting will become a new American pastime, and obesity will become a thing of the past, as people starve!

  https://theamericansun.com/2019/07/03/looking-at-the-unstable-future-a-chat-with-the-mountain-guerrilla/

  https://vdare.com/articles/patrick-j-buchanan-trump-s-patriotism-vs-the-new-anti-americanism

  https://vdare.com/articles/john-derbyshire-then-they-came-for-betsy-ross-jefferson-july-4th-america

     What is more likely is that at first there will be more of what we are seeing now, of a slow collapse, or rot and decay, which ultimately pans out into hyper-violence:

“A slower collapse is what we are in now. The structures are starting to fail. Infrastructure spending remains relatively low, your roads are clogged whilst everyone gets a new iPhone. Government regulations continue to increase, it’s harder to run your own business, yet Bezos gets wealthier. People lament the death of community whilst retreating into their smartphones. The slow decline is not just a systemic one, it is one that breaks the bonds of community that made America successful.

We’re still living through that disruption. Taking on a preparedness mindset means not getting carried away with running to buy a bunch of AR-15s and lots of ammo because all of a sudden the shooting will start. Instead you are preparing for a future where a weaker state can’t exert full strength, where once homogenous areas are fragmented and you need to defend your own produce. You are not just preparing for a black-swan collapse of the power grid/solar flare, you’re preparing for a more tribal existence and safeguarding the future of you and your tribe’s children. It’s Dreher’s Benedictine Option on steroids whilst carrying a Glock 19 as small fires start to burn all around.”

     There are even academics predicting this era of the coming anarchy, and Professor Peter Turchin  has a mathematical model of this:

  https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/05/mathematical-historian-predicts-collapse-of-civilization-in-2020/21648520/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIL9tKjOLdK62WKlyTHLQbBA4IrG5FzzF-ufelBlE0TguP2RtWRvl_Kh-EP9i8d8LhIA2ULawHM4OFS5IL7YTcHuiNlvldZoPW8UOF2CrW22VNdc7QurC5prGkm5qp5cdixfkVLuAmcqr_Q8y30jSoFh1b1P9-KV5sXz8et6aiGE

     The mainstream is now commenting on the possibility of an American Civil War II, light-heartedly dismissing the possibility of this because most American are not fit enough to fight, even to make it up a flight of stairs. It would be an effort to walk to the fridge. Sure:
  https://spectator.us/america-fat-civil-war/

“Each of the essays quoted above is thoughtful, cogent and suffused with a deep understanding of American history. Together they provide a comprehensive overview of why the cold Civil War might become hot. The problem is that they have nothing to say about howit might happen. A Civil War entails more than just volatile rhetoric, polarization and scattered, disjointed acts of terrorism. It implies a level of sustained, organized violence that looks unlikely to occur in the near future for one major reason.

Today Americans enjoy, by some distance, the worst diet in the developed world. As of 2014, the average American eats 3,340 calories a day. There are 78 million obese adults living in America. If they managed to summon the energy to secede from the Union, the nation they formed would be bigger by population than Italy, France and the UK. Just as the dapper, diffident, pink-cheeked gentleman was once the symbol of Britain’s international prestige, American power has its own archetypal figure: a greedy slob who cannot stop eating. Was there ever a civil war in a country with a population this fat?

During the first Civil War a Union soldier’s diet was not particularly enviable. Their rations might include salted pork or beef, a warm brown liquid pretending to be coffee, and dried fruit and vegetables if they were in season. Men on both sides enjoyed Hardtack, a notorious biscuit that was often infested with insects. It was so hard that it could only be eaten after being repeatedly hammered with a rifle butt. Would generations of Americans reared in front of televisions and weaned on high-fructose corn syrup be able to march much further than the fridge, let alone to the ridge of some future Gettysburg?

Stalin once asked where the Pope’s armies were. Exactly the same statement can be made of Red and Blue America. Is Don Jr going to lead a cavalry charge? Is Lena Dunham going to launch commando raids on critical infrastructure? The United States is not yet Lebanon. Current polarization is better thought of in terms of popular culture – reality television, social media, even wrestling – than through analogies to the last Civil War.”

     So, the case against a new civil war is based upon diet.  But, before dealing with that, we should note that The Spectator article does accept that there is a non-trivial chance of such a civil war occurring:

“Since 2016 there’s been a great deal of irony-free discussion about a second American Civil War. This ongoing commentary is not merely another symptom of Trump derangement syndrome. It has appeared in the form of serious thought experiments, popular novels, clickbaitpunditry, in interviews of academics, by authors on the Left, the Right, and even The New Yorker.

When Thomas E. Ricks asked a group of national security thinkers what the chances were of conflict breaking out in the next 10 to 15 years, the rough consensus was that there was a 35 percent chance it would happen. Nearly a third of Americans polled believe a Civil War will break out before 2023. Everybody, it seems, is a young boy playing with regiments of tin soldiers. The fear of, or secret hopes for, a Civil War II appear to be truly bipartisan.

That there is a Cold Civil War between Red America and Blue America cannot be disputed. When Blue activists chase Red politicians from restaurants; when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot by a unhinged leftist gunman; when every news item is sheathed in an ideological carapace as soon as it is reported; when Hillary Clinton argues that ‘you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for’ and when the president describes his opponents’ actions as ‘evil’ and ‘treasonous’ – these are the signs of the times.

     Ideological warfare that began in the 1960s has become total. Fundamental disagreements have hardened to the point where dialogue, reasoning and compromise appear impossible. As Disraeli once wrote of England, there now appear to be two nations:

‘…between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets.’

How is the conflict to be won? Red America adopts a strategy centered on the Supreme Court, Blue America attempts to excommunicate any cultural figure that doesn’t fall into line with its values. Is either route really the way to achieve political supremacy? Winning the presidency made no real difference for either side. Barack Obama’s election was supposed to end the culture wars by transcending them. Donald Trump’s election was supposed to herald the end of the Republic, but this dog of fascism never really barked. Instead an atmosphere of nervous stagnation and exhausted fatigue endures.

Writing in the National Review, Victor Davis Hanson claims ‘We are now nearing a point comparable to 1860, and perhaps past 1968.’ Writing for The American Conservative, Michael Vlahos accepts war as an inevitability:

‘Tragically, our divide may no longer be an outcome that people of goodwill work to overcome. Schism – with our nation in an ideological Iron Maiden – will soon force us all to submit, and choose.’

And here is the Claremont Institute’s Angelo Codevilla on what might happen after the next election:

‘Were the Left returned to power after 2020, it would not tweet about resistance—it would crush it, officially and by inciting unofficial violence. How would the crush-ees react? At what points would clashes occur? With how much violence? Sooner or later, somebody is going to get killed. Then what?’

Each of the essays quoted above is thoughtful, cogent and suffused with a deep understanding of American history. Together they provide a comprehensive overview of why the cold Civil War might become hot. The problem is that they have nothing to say about howit might happen. A Civil War entails more than just volatile rhetoric, polarization and scattered, disjointed acts of terrorism. It implies a level of sustained, organized violence that looks unlikely to occur in the near future for one major reason.”

     The mere fact that the US population is obese does not alter the political realities, since the theorists consulted are not suggesting that men will fight like the Vikings did, with a lot of manual labour. There will be technology involved, we presume, and as in all wars, most of the unfit will not fight. Also, with disruptions to food supply lines to major cities, I imagine that dieting will become a new American pastime, and obesity will become a thing of the past, as people starve!

  https://theamericansun.com/2019/07/03/looking-at-the-unstable-future-a-chat-with-the-mountain-guerrilla/

  https://vdare.com/articles/patrick-j-buchanan-trump-s-patriotism-vs-the-new-anti-americanism

  https://vdare.com/articles/john-derbyshire-then-they-came-for-betsy-ross-jefferson-july-4th-america

     What is more likely is that at first there will be more of what we are seeing now, of a slow collapse, or rot and decay, which ultimately pans out into hyper-violence:

“A slower collapse is what we are in now. The structures are starting to fail. Infrastructure spending remains relatively low, your roads are clogged whilst everyone gets a new iPhone. Government regulations continue to increase, it’s harder to run your own business, yet Bezos gets wealthier. People lament the death of community whilst retreating into their smartphones. The slow decline is not just a systemic one, it is one that breaks the bonds of community that made America successful.

We’re still living through that disruption. Taking on a preparedness mindset means not getting carried away with running to buy a bunch of AR-15s and lots of ammo because all of a sudden the shooting will start. Instead you are preparing for a future where a weaker state can’t exert full strength, where once homogenous areas are fragmented and you need to defend your own produce. You are not just preparing for a black-swan collapse of the power grid/solar flare, you’re preparing for a more tribal existence and safeguarding the future of you and your tribe’s children. It’s Dreher’s Benedictine Option on steroids whilst carrying a Glock 19 as small fires start to burn all around.”

     There are even academics predicting this era of the coming anarchy, and Professor Peter Turchin  has a mathematical model of this:

  https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/05/mathematical-historian-predicts-collapse-of-civilization-in-2020/21648520/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIL9tKjOLdK62WKlyTHLQbBA4IrG5FzzF-ufelBlE0TguP2RtWRvl_Kh-EP9i8d8LhIA2ULawHM4OFS5IL7YTcHuiNlvldZoPW8UOF2CrW22VNdc7QurC5prGkm5qp5cdixfkVLuAmcqr_Q8y30jSoFh1b1P9-KV5sXz8et6aiGE

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Letter to The Editor - The government's refusal to face reality is indeed "a significant backward step"

To The Australian        We need a very clear explanation indeed from the Prime Minister as to why he has changed his mind from last September, when he "described a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice to parliament as unworkable and a third chamber of parliament" ("Wyatt wants to create a voice without shouting", 11/7). In the meantime there is nothing in the Minister for Indigenous Australians' latest speech that effectively out-argues the three most important objections to any kind of constitutional amendment favouring indigenous Australians, who are an ill-defined group at best. These are its danger, through its inherent divisiveness, to our national security and internal stability, and its inequitable dealing with non-indigenous Australians (the huge majority of us). The government's refusal to face reality is indeed "a significant backward step" ("Voice to Parliament carries the same risks it did two years ago", 11/7).
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Drinking Milo, Reading Milo on the End of Free Speech By Charles Taylor

      The ever-flamboyant, modern Liberace of conservativism, Milo Yiannopoulos, who is now broke and has written a book about it, appeared at the recent Washington DC free speech Rally and said it like it is. The failure to preserve traditional values has been because “good men” have, and are doing, nothing, and although he does not allude to the phrase by Edmund Burke (1729-1797), he expands on the idea in the present at Big Tech banning context. Of course, this is cited for information purposes only and does not imply our agreement with every point:

  https://www.dangerous.com/50897/full-text-milo-appears-at-d-c-free-speech-rally-as-laura-loomer/

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The Great Replacement? By Chris Knight

      The Left and establishment types, when they are not working on demographically displacing us, tell us that the “great displacement” is just a conspiracy. Oh, does that mean that when they themselves celebrate Whites becoming minorities in each nation across the Earth, that is untrue? Surely not. Yet, what other words describes these changing demographics? Anyway, for variety, here are some fellow thinkers from across the dirty pond discussing the same theme:

  https://vdare.com/articles/leftists-claim-great-replacement-is-a-conspiracy-theory-unless-they-re-bragging-about-it

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The Trump Neo-Cons Believe in Time Travel! By Charles Taylor

      This statement that was issued by the White House has something of a philosophical paradox attached to it:

“There is little doubt that even before the deal’s existence, Iran was violating its terms,” the statement by the White House press secretary read. The peculiar wording did not escape mockery from Twitter pundits, with some suggesting that the Trump administration watched “too many time-travel movies.”

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Sweden; Bombs then Guns By Richard Miller

      It is a perennial question about which country is more cucked over, the UK, or Sweden. For me, I change my opinion given the latest news. I will argue in a future article that probably the UK is falling faster, but the question is moot. Sweden had been making the news about grenade attacks, but now guns are back as weapon of the month, almost like ice cream flavour of the month:

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/07/03/swedish-moderate-leader-gun-violence-extreme-country-not-war/

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Remembering the Terrorist Nelson MandelaBy Peter Ewer

      I stumbled across a great column by Andrew bolt, done way back in December 2013, on the dark side of Nelson Mandela, a saint of the ruling politically correct regime. It is worth re-reading:

“MUCH of the sanctimonious grieving for Nelson Mandela is not just a sin against history - but a danger. It is true Mandela rose to greatness. Freed after 27 years in a South African jail, the anti-apartheid fighter emerged not bent on vengeance but healing. He negotiated a peaceful end to apartheid, and as the first president of democratic South Africa, preached - and practised - reconciliation. In this he was great. A healer. An inspiration. For many whites abroad, he seems even Christ-like - someone who'd suffered for the sins of white guilt, and absolved those who believed in him of the sin of racism. But Mandela was no Christ nor even Gandhi nor Martin Luther King. He was for decades a man of violence. In 1961, he broke with African National Congress colleagues who preached non-violence, creating a terrorist wing. He later pleaded guilty in court to acts of public violence, and behind bars sanctioned more, including the 1983 Church St car bomb that killed 19 people.

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The Dam Plan Failure By Viv Forbes

 “The Malcolm Turnbull Murray Darling Basin plan has failed and must be abolished.

“We need to change the way we manage what is our most abundant renewable resource, and the only obstacle to this is politics.

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Universities Teach the Dream Time as a Literal Truth; Close ‘em Down Now! By James Reed

     Scientific rationality and multiculturalism do not mix, as shown by recent revelations
  https://www.thecollegefix.com/instructors-at-australian-university-told-to-teach-creation-myth-instead-of-science/
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/indigenous-arrival-has-no-date-dons-told/news-story/f3c3a28637afd33b1c090ba0ec74202b

“University science lecturers have been warned off making the familiar statement in class that “Aboriginal people have been in Australia for 40,000 years”. It “puts a limit on the occupation of Australia” and many indigenous Australians see this as “inappropriate”, according to the University of NSW language advice for staff. The document suggests it is “more appropriate” to say Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s” because this “reflects the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia, from the beginning of time, and came from the land’’. A new set of classroom guidelines, which alert scientists to existing language advice, was circulated in the science faculty this month. One scientist said most academics got on with their work and did their best to ignore such documents. Asked by the government to review free speech on campus, former High Court chief justice Robert French reported in April on the censorship potential in myriad university policies, among them some inclusive language guides which imposed “very wide-ranging constraint” on freedom of expression.

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The Deranged, Post-Truth Left By Charles Taylor

     Welcome to post-truth, but it comes not from Trump, as trendy, freakish academics proclaim, but primarily from the unhinged Left. Thus
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/02/ocasio-cortez-i-was-not-safe-from-the-officers-during-migrant-shelter-visit/

“New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) now claims she was “not safe” from officers during her tour of migrant shelters in the El Paso area Monday afternoon. “I was not safe from the officers in that facility,” she told reporters as she left the facility in Clint, Texas.”

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