Terrified of President Trump, Left Pushes Impeachment

NOTE: I drafted this post before I was aware of Comey’s May 3rd testimony, which totally destroys the last vestiges of the latest get-Trump scheme. Even Congressional Dems are now trying to cool their constituencies’ hopes for impeachment. The left has nothing, except to try to drag an investigation past the 2018 mid-term elections, so that during election season they can say, “Trump, who is under investigation for…” and hope some of that sticks to Republicans running for Congress. And that’s their best-case scenario!

To all the Trump doubters, note that the Washington Post is now seriously trying to get him impeached. No, this isn’t going to go anywhere, but it says something about their beliefs about what he wants to and might accomplish. They try to take a calm tone, but this is a desperate Hail Mary pass for them. I guess they figure they have nothing to lose. Wow. He’s a real threat to them.

You can read the latest propaganda line in a recent Washington Post screed by vile subhuman Laurence Tribe. (No, I’m not going to provide a link to this steaming pile of crap.)

The first paragraph is this single sentence:

“The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.”

This isn’t just venting. They’re actually going for it.

Later:
“Trump accompanied that confession with self-serving — and manifestly false — assertions about having been assured by Comey that Trump himself was not under investigation.”

Even for a left-winger, this is a breathtakingly brazen lie. Comey was not investigating Trump. And Trump said, in the public letter in which he fired Comey, that Comey had assured him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation. There’s no way that Comey would let that slide if it were false.

And to advocate that Trump be impeached for doing something – cutting Comey loose – that Democrats were demanding be done. The brazenness of the left is unbelievable.

Another eye-poppingly audacious lie:

“the president turned to Twitter with a none-too-subtle threat that Comey would regret any decision to disseminate his version of his conversations with Trump — something that Comey has every right, and indeed a civic duty, to do.”

This is the precise opposite of the truth. Trump warned Comey that before Comey said anything, he should consider the possibility that Trump had taped their conversations. In other words, Trump was warning Comey not to lie, because Trump might be able to reveal the truth.

Here’s Trump’s tweet:

James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

Again, if Trump’s lying, then how exactly does it help him to release tapes of his lying? This is not even a coherent line for the left to take. Trump really has them severing their last contact with sanity.

The last paragraph of Tribe’s propaganda burst:

“But whether it is devotion to principle or hunger for political survival that puts the prospect of impeachment and removal on the table…”

Okay, hold on, time out. Tribe is actually saying that it would be good for a Republican Congressperson’s political survival to vote for impeachment! Unbelievable. Is he that stupid, or does he just think that GOP members of the House and Senate are that stupid?

Let’s start that last paragraph over again:

“But whether it is devotion to principle or hunger for political survival that puts the prospect of impeachment and removal on the table, the crucial thing is that the prospect now be taken seriously, that the machinery of removal be reactivated, and that the need to use it become the focus of political discourse going into 2018.”

They’re doing it. They’re actually, seriously trying to get him removed from office.

This should shore up the spirits of any Trump-doubters. It proves the Establishment is stark staring terrified of him.

No, this isn’t going to go anywhere. But it’s astounding that they’re making the effort.

It should also kill any naif’s last shreds of belief that the Left has any attachment to democracy.

But there is certainly good news here as well.

First, as noted above, this reveals what the left themselves think about Trump’s intentions and abilities. And they are scared witless.

It has occurred to them that they can’t fight him for at least four, and maybe eight, years. And they certainly don’t want to. It has also occurred to them that if he runs again in 2020, they won’t be able to use the “If he’s President he’ll start killing minorities!” etc. that they tried in 2016.

At first I thought that they were going for it because they’re bold. But no: They’re going for it because they’re scared shitless.

Comey Testimony Destroys Anti-Trump Narrative

Via Chateau Heartiste, video of James Comey testifying before Congress earlier this month, May 3.

Comey said there has not been any political pressure to halt an investigation:

…oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.

It’s not happened in my experience.

That 44 seconds of video is absolutely lethal for the Left. God really hates Leftists. He has made them too insane to even check their basic stories any more before they start spewing them.

I mean think about it; all the Washington Post et al had to do before they started spewing their latest narrative was check their archives for any Comey quotes that might refute it. They were too lazy and stupid to even do that! And they’re ostensibly a news organization, for fuck’s sake! How hard can it be!? Checking that sort of thing is supposed to be part of their core skill set! And they can’t even do that, and they didn’t predict they’d get their asses handed to them by the distributed information militia on the Net. Man, the Old Media is lame.

Now the question he’s responding to in the clip is about pressure from the Department of Justice. But if he’d gotten pressure from the White House, Comey would have taken that opportunity to mention it. He wouldn’t have just it slide.

Nope, nada, nothing. It was a perfect opportunity to say so if he were feeling pressure from any quarter, but he had nothing to say.

So the Left’s latest anti-Trump narrative is done.

You might say, “But the media is so cynical they don’t care whether it’s true or not; they’ll just bury this story.”

Of course they will! But what’s their endgame here? Remember, all this Russia/Comey crap is a desperate Hail Mary pass by the Left to try to get the T-Dawg impeached and removed from office. Snort. No, it’s not going to get anywhere near happening, but the point is, they’re desperately hoping it will. But even in their lunatic fantasy scenario in which impeachment proceedings occur (seriously, what planet are these people living on?), that involves a lot of procedure and testimony and digging up evidence.

So then this videoclip would spread and every non-cuck GOP Senator and member of the House, and Fox News, and every right-wing (or indeed, sane) person on the Net would be shouting this piece of testimony from the rooftops. The President, in making his defense, would of course play this video, or have his lawyers play it, before Congress. He might even tweet it to the world. This impeachment crap is even more of a non-starter than we thought it was. There’s simply nowhere to go when the star, lynchpin witness for the prosecution is on video saying, “The defendant didn’t do it.”

Thank God the Left is so stupid, impatient, and impulsive. How were these assclowns winning for 50 years? Oh, right, we hadn’t started fighting yet. We get one major victory – the election of Trump – and they lose their last fingernail grip on sanity. Sad!

SJW Mobs and Coordination Mechanisms

In my previous post The Revolution Eats its Own I noted in passing that the excuses that SJW mobs use to attack people are not important as such, even to the SJWs. Rather they function as coordination mechanisms.

That is, they’re a way of coordinating all the members of the attack mob on the same target. It doesn’t do any good for the ten million (or however many there are) attackers to each attack ten million different people. But if there’s some signal that lets all ten million of them focus on the same victim, they can do more damage, since the victim is overwhelmed, and the attackers will be safer, because any counterattack will be thinly spread over so many of them.

I once read an article about predators like lions and how the members of the pride focus on a single prey animal among a herd of, say, zebras, to chase down. Obviously lions can’t just say, “Alright, everybody, let’s go for the one on the left.” They need another way to coordinate. Turns out that what they do is focus on any individual zebra with a feature that makes it stand out. Each lion notices that zebra and knows the other lions will also notice it, so they can all coordinate on attacking that one.

We often hear that predators single out the weak and injured because they’re weak and injured, and I’m sure this is partly true, but it’s also partly because the one zebra that’s limping is standing out among all the ones that aren’t. To test this, the article mentioned, scientists studying the lions selected an arbitrary zebra and spray-painted its flank with pink paint. The lions all went after that one. The zebra itself is arbitrary; what matters to the lions is that they all focus on the same zebra.

Yeah, so you can see where this is going. SJWs obviously don’t give a damn about your posing next to a swastika in the sand at a beach six years ago. No, they didn’t really believe that if you disagreed with any Obama policy it’s because you’re “racist.” They use things like that to attack because they’ve settled on that sort of thing as a coordination device. A hundred years ago it was, I guess, “That guy said something irreligious!” Now it’s “That guy said something racist!” Nobody cares what you said. They just want a way for a distributed mob to coordinate on a victim.

(By the way, disagreeing with which Obama policy on gay marriage makes you racist? His policy from 2008 or his policy from 2012?)

Maybe we can use this somehow to hobble these pitchfork-wielding assholes. Can we introduce noise into the signal of whom to attack? That would disrupt the coordination mechanism. An obvious possibility is to pick a relatively minor SJW attack cue and signal-boost it. If enough of us start screaming “age-ist!” or “kink-shaming!” sufficiently frequently, it will swamp the major ones like “racism!” to an extent.

And of course, there are other benefits too:
(1) The proliferation of “bigotry!” accusations means that an ever-larger number of people are unsafe, and know it. This gives them an incentive to fight the whole “bigotry!” witchhunt.
(2) The sheer proliferation of idiotic “bigotry!” attacks makes them harder and harder to take seriously. Hilariously, the SJWs are doing this to themselves already. It makes you wonder how much of this crap is genuine, and how much is black-knighting pranksters deliberately disrupting the rage mobs. Memo to SJWs: When it’s impossible to tell you from your enemies trying to discredit you, you might want to re-think some things.

In summary, understanding “bigotry!” as a coordination device will facilitate the development of ways to fight it. Black knighting, in order to disrupt, distract, and lower their signal-to-noise ratio, will be especially helpful. After all, a large number of coordination mechanisms is a contradiction in terms; it defeats the entire purpose. Many coordination mechanisms is no coordination mechanism at all.

The Revolution Eats its Own, Part 2,307,114

Via Vox Day:

Two gender non-conforming queer gay tranny dudes, or whatever they call themselves (it’s complicated, of course) get eaten (and not in a fun way) by the rest of the SJW horde.

There is, or was, a gay musical duo called PWR BTTM (“Power Bottom,” I guess). One of its members, identified as “Mx. Hopkins” —note the absurd gender-neutral honorific —had an indiscretion from more than half a decade ago resurface:

in December, a photo surfaced of a young Mx. Hopkins beside a swastika drawn in sand at the beach. (Mx. Hopkins apologized publicly and said it was taken in 2011, “a time in my life where I thought being ‘politically incorrect’ was really funny…”)

An attempt to apologize to the SJW attack mob. (Facepalm.) Do I even have to tell you what happened after that?

…additional questions about Mx. Hopkins’s behavior began to circulate online, spurred by postings on social media accusing Mx. Hopkins of sexual misconduct and boundary-crossing behavior.

What the fuck does that mean? Pshhhhet, “boundary-crossing behavior.” Not so amped about being “transgressive” now, are ya, poochy?

“These allegations are shocking to us and we take them very seriously,” the band wrote in a statement… The band announced it would set up an email address through which allegations could be discussed and was seeking a mediator to monitor it.

LOL. What they thought they said: “We sincerely regret our actions, we’ll never do it again, we’re publicy apologizing so you guys win, plus we’re one of you, we’re on the same side, so there’s no reason to attack us!”

What they actually said, translated into SJW-speak: “There’s blood in the water and we’re defenseless and weak!”

Since the allegations… several companies and musicians affiliated with the band have ended their relationships. An album-release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn was canceled, and several artists who were slated to support PWR BTTM on its coming United States tour announced they will no longer participate. The band was also dropped by its management agency…

How bewildering must this be to people whose bread and butter was the SJW-compliant nature of their act. But wait! There’s more!

Polyvinyl, which put out “Pageant,” announced on Saturday it would no longer work with PWR BTTM, or sell or distribute its album, in hard copy and on streaming services. It will offer refunds to those who purchased “Pageant” from the label.

Their management’s announcement from Facebook is typical of this genre of defenestration: it somehow manages to be preeningly self-important and fervidly groveling at the same time:

In light of the allegations involving members of PWR BTTM, Salty Artist Management will no longer be working with the band. We do not take these kind of allegations lightly and our thoughts are with victims and survivors of abuse who have been affected by this.
If you need someone to talk to, these organizations can provide information and support…

Seriously, why does anyone supplicate to an SJW attack mob? THAT DOESN’T WORK. Indeed it invites more attacks, because SJWs don’t attack you because they believe you did something wrong – try to get that through your head – they attack you because they like attacking. When you apologize, you’re literally just saying, from SJWs’ point of view, “I’m weak! It’s easy and safe to attack me!”

There is no amount of of compliance with SJW dogma that buys you safety. All the apologizing and setting up mediated disccussion forums to talk about the transgressions, etc., didn’t save them. Their being gay trannies didn’t save them. Their over-the-top groveling didn’t save them. There is no reason to cave in to SJWs. They’ll attack you anyway.

As commenter krymneth at Vox Popoli says,

There is no game-theoretic reason for a white male, even if they can make a few feeble checkmarks next to supposed victim statuses, to be an SJW.

…the slightest error and you will be ejected. The error need not even be real, accusations will do…

There is no payoff matrix whereby a white male can “win” with the SJWs, so… why bother? Or an Asian, or to some extent, anyone who disagrees with them. They’ve made it game-theoretically pointless to ever give them anything they want.

This is another way of looking at the futility of the SJW movement in the longterm. They are now structurally incapable of not ejecting huge swathes of their own supposed political base.

He’s right, of course, thank goodness. Note SJWs don’t care if it suffers from long-run futility (they just like attacking people in the moment), but that long-run untenability is certainly very good news for normal people.

Also, the errors or accusations don’t matter as such; they just function as a coordination device for the SJW rage mob. More on this coming up in my next post.

Well, whatever. There are now two gay/bi transvestites who have discovered, in a very costly way, that SJWs are not about “inclusion.” They’re about attack mobs searching for victims to lynch.

The Rules of Trump

Not that Time magazine is a trustworthy source in general, but these Rules of Trump match his empirical behavior:

One senior White House official recently outlined the three rules of Trump for a group of reporters: When you’re right, you fight. Controversy elevates message. And never apologize. All of these rules have survived his time in office, if in slightly more modest forms. After bringing new levels of combativeness to the political process, “the only way you survive is to be combative,” Trump says now. “I’ll read stories in the New York Times that are so one-sided. Hey, I know when I am successful. I know victory.”

Of course, the statement that it’s Trump who’s “bringing new levels of combativeness to the political process” is 200-proof horeshit – he’s just responding to the left’s off-their-meds attacks on him – but the three rules are good, especially the first and last.

Paul Ryan the Betrayal Fetishist

In William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer one of the villains has a particularly sick fetish: He gets off on betraying people.

There is no doubt that this describes Paul Ryan and other Republican traitors. The risks they take with their political careers are far beyond the bounds of common sense. Some of them, indeed, were successfully primaried by the Tea Party during its heyday.

Cool logic cannot explain the persistence and depth of their betrayals of their base. Something else is going on there, something darker, the province of pathological psychology.

Build the Wall, Donald

Nothing else matters. As you know, the recently negotiated budget deal has no funding for a new wall, just some money to repair existing stretches of wall where they’re decaying. And we don’t even know if it’s enough money to keep up with the rate of decay.

Stop listening to Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, who try to scare you with the threat of a shutdown. It’s too late to avoid a crisis. The country is already in crisis.

The situation is serious. This isn’t “politics.” Your Administration is our last chance to save the country without a literal civil war.

Build the Wall.