Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tarring genuine populism, and more


  • More deflection. My hypothesis is that leftists have realized social democracy — to the extent it works — must perforce be national social democracy (like the "national" in national socialism) because that's really the only way you get everybody putting their shoulder to the wheel to fund things like old-age pensions, neighborhood schools, medical clinics, etc. Otherwise, it's just an ethnic spoils fight, like what we have now. Therefore, the instant any bit of genuine economic populism, any sustainable social safety net, any true monetary or fiscal reform threatens to break out, it must be instantly conflated with identity politics lest some actual national unity and pride occur. American populist movements might end up actually being ... American. I.e., Hate.
  • The State exists to serve The Nation rather than Nation serving State. And though it’s not difficult to see why this stance would lead liberal bots into motherboard meltdowns, it does lead one to wonder…why else? Why else would groups of like people ever form and empower a state apparatus, if not but to serve their interests? Swedes originally created a state and drew boundaries for the benefit of Swedes. No one else. There are approximately 8 million Swedes in a world of 7+ billion. If they do not stand as their own advocates, none will. I will wager that not a founder of a single western state did so with the intention that his creation would find its purpose in dispossessing his posterity. That the media takes pains to reassure its cud-chewing consumers that this fundamental premise of government is Nazi! should explain all one needs to learn about the veracity of its reporting.
  • Even if it's true, Ron Paul still have been president. "I'm shocked, I say, shocked, that politics are dirty." He's better than the rest of them.
  • How drumming is done. Buddy Rich outkrupaed Krupa. That's music. "John Lennon? Never heard of her."

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