Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Paleo-Populist

This is to introduce you to the latest addition to my blogroll, The Paleo-Populist. I've read through several posts there, and haven't found anything I disagree with yet. For example, the quibcag quote comes from the first post below, which is all about truths that the kid don't learn in school, and many oldsters have forgotten.

Despite blather from Hillary and her enthusiastic media supporters, the facts are that she is a dangerous warmonger, with all her threatening rhetoric towards Russia and Putin, while Trump has a cool, measured attitude, and thinks in terms of how to cooperate with Russia to destroy ISIS, a much more desirable goal that a thermonuclear war with Moscow, wouldn't you say. Anyhow, here is the post:

In what may seem an odd role-reversal, in this election the Democrat is the war hawk and the Republican is the peace candidate. Donald Trump has laid out his vision for a non-interventionist foreign policy, while Hillary Clinton believes in “humanitarian intervention”, i.e., making war for peace. Trump has rightly called George W. Bush’s Iraq war a disaster, while Clinton still defends the intervention in Libya that destroyed the Libyan state.
In fact, this represents a return to historic patterns. There is an old saying, forgotten in recent decades, that goes, “Vote for a Republican and you get a depression, vote for a Democrat and you get a war.” America’s worst president ever, the Democrat Woodrow Wilson, won re-election in 1916 with the slogan, “He kept us out of war,” then took us into World War I within a month of his second inauguration. He thereby gave the world the Versailles Diktat, Hitler, Stalin, and World War II.
Read the rest here:

Another post on the same general subject:

The View From Olympus: Syria Again

The pathetic performance of the U.S. State Department with regard to Syria makes America appear an international naif. Secretary Kerry bleats about starving women and children, Russia agrees to another ceasefire, and events go on as before. So disconnected from reality is the American Establishment that it seems to have lost even the most basic understanding of how wars are fought. The front page of the September 26 New York Times offers an example. It began a story on Syria saying,
Make life intolerable and death likely. Open an escape route, or offer a deal to those who leave or surrender. Let people trickle out. Kill whoever stays. Repeat until a deserted cityscape is yours.
That sounds to me like a normal description of how sieges work. But the Times is horrified. We have become the equivalent of the sort of stringy-haired, horse-faced, post-menopausal woman who goes to peace marches.
Read the rest here:
And a perceptive post about the way the left is playing the election:

The Election: The Left’s Secret Weapon

When the Frankfurt School created cultural Marxism, a.k.a. “political correctness”, it did so by crossing Marx with Freud. From psychology it took the tool it relies on to promote its ideology, psychological conditioning. By repeating something over and over, conditioning works it into the public’s minds in a way that bypasses reason. Often even people who intellectually disagree with the Left feel they must parrot its words or feel uncomfortable. They have been conditioned.
The political Establishment, both its Democratic and its Republican wings, is now using psychological conditioning in its efforts to defeat Donald Trump. In part, it does so by playing the cultural Marxists’ usual game of crying “the horror, the horror” whenever Trump says something politically incorrect. Many people have already been conditioned to see themselves as “another Hitler” if they dare defy the rules cultural Marxism has laid down. Now, the conditioning mechanisms tell them that if they vote for Trump, the next morning they will look in the mirror and see the Fuhrer looking back.
Read the rest here:
If you don't know the term "Frankfurt School," you'd do well to follow the Paleo-Populist as well as my own blog.
Quibcag: One of the girls from Lucky Star (らき☆すた RakiSuta) is dreaming.

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