C. S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce is about a final split between all things heavenly and all things hellish.
It is told in first person, as an account of a dream. The narrator comes to his senses in a dreary town. The general mood of the inhabitants is quarrelsomeness. Later we learn that this is, of course, hell.
He gets into a conversation with someone who has been there longer, who mentions that he knows two people who journeyed to the house of Napoleon Bonaparte in hell.
“They went up and looked through one of the windows. Napoleon was there all right.”
“What was he doing?”
“Walking up and down— up and down all the time— left-right, left-right— never stopping for a moment. The two chaps watched him for about a year and he never rested. And muttering to himself all the time. ‘It was Soult’s fault. It was Ney’s fault. It was Josephine’s fault. It was the fault of the Russians. It was the fault of the English.’ Like that all the time. Never stopped for a moment. A little, fat man and he looked kind of tired. But he didn’t seem able to stop it.”
Does this remind you of anyone?
“They went up and looked through one of the windows. She was there all right.”
“What was she doing?”
“Walking up and down— up and down all the time— left-right, left-right— never stopping for a moment. The two chaps watched her for about a year and she never rested. And muttering to herself all the time. ‘It was Comey’s fault. It was WikiLeaks’s fault. It was Pepe the Frog’s fault. It was the fault of the Russians. It was the fault of misogynists.’ Like that all the time. Never stopped for a moment. A little, fat woman and she looked kind of tired. But she didn’t seem able to stop it.”
Bolsonaro is described as “even worse than Trump” by the left. If the left describes him that way he must be good. And of course they’ve pulled out the usual “racist, sexist, homophobic,” etc.
His political program is on the face of it unremarkable: for gun rights, for family, against abortion, for capitalism, for God, for country, for secure property rights and in particular for secure property rights in land and houses, against crime and corruption.
So he’s for good stuff and against bad stuff. Well, that explains why the left hates him.
Bolsonaro’s victory means the rebellion against the disgusting left is gaining momentum. Of course that was already obvious, but now it has spread to three continents: North America (Trump), continental Europe and the UK (Brexit vote in the UK; too many encouraging events to mention on the continent), and now South America (Bolsonaro). And the most populous country in South America, by the way.
This encourages us and discourages the bad guys.
It makes life significantly more difficult for the globalists as they now have to spread themselves thinner over a larger set of adversaries. The game of whack-a-mole they have to play has just gotten significantly more complicated.
The left’s precious Overton Window continues to be smashed.
The preference cascade has grown. An entire nation of people just joined the chorus shouting “The Emperor’s not wearing any clothes!”
People who naturally are in sympathy with us but have been too intimidated to join in will now be less intimidated.
Fence-sitters who only care about being on the winning team have even more evidence that the momentum has shifted in favor of the good guys.
Another delightful feature of this: It shows that racial politics is not as simple as many had thought. Brazil is less white than the US, and they voted for a man who’s “more extreme than Trump, ZOMG!” …and by a wider margin: Bolsonaro won by more than 55% to 45%.
Get ready for a schadenboner (ladies, get ready to get, er, schaden-wet).
Headline: Lessons From Brazil
Sub-head: A disturbing election shows that we can’t count on the lessons of history—or multiculturalism—to save democracy.
Translation: We thought that if we demographically replaced white people, we lefties would win. But oh no! That’s not guaranteed!
Some choice quotes:
“the biggest democracy in Latin America is now in mortal danger.”
LOL. Lefties are such assholes. Whenever they don’t win, they define it as “not democratic.” The left really does believe that “democracy” means “the left always wins.” That is, they ascribe no legitimacy to actual democracy.
PS: Eat shit, loser.
And “The danger to Brazil’s democratic institutions is very serious indeed.”
The dork draws “four important lessons” from Bolsonaro’s win, among them:
“The populist wave is still accelerating.”
Oh no! Politicians who appeal to the people are winning elections!
Another “lesson” (extended quotes in bold):
Countries don’t learn from their history
…Another election that took place on Sunday shows that Brazil is not the only country in which elites have long been too willing to assume that a dark past would somehow pave the way for a brighter future. When I traveled to Berlin to talk to some of Germany’s most senior politicians in the fall of 2016, at a time when the far-right Alternative for Germany already enjoyed double-digit support in many polls, nearly all of them assured me that Germans, well aware of the dangers of fascism, would never give the far-right the 5 percent they needed to enter the Bundestag. Less than 12 months later, they got 13 percent in federal elections held in September 2017, becoming the country’s third-strongest party.
Alternative for Germany’s streak of success has only continued since. Just this past Sunday, it took 13 percent of the vote in Hesse, a state that should provide them with less fertile hunting ground. Thanks to this latest victory, the party is now represented in every single state parliament in the country.
According to the left, if you don’t want to be gang-raped by hordes of invaders (put Cologne, New Year’s Eve into a search engine) you’re a “far-right extremist.”
Authoritarian demagogues can thrive in diverse countries
Demography, it turns out, is not destiny.
We thought it was! We might not be as clever as we thought! Uh oh!
Particularly in the United States, many people equate authoritarian populism with xenophobia, and xenophobia with white people.
First of all, Fuck you. Secondly, notice how the demographic group that votes most consistently for small government is called the group that most supports authoritarianism. The left loves to do this: to assert the precise, exact opposite of the truth. It happens too often to be a coincidence; I think it’s some sort of lying fetish.
A candidate like Trump, they believe, can only appeal to a dwindling white majority running scared because it is about to lose its privileges.
Behold: “losing your country” is translated into left-speak as “losing your privileges.”
A surprisingly hopeful conclusion follows from this frightening premise: Because the United States—and many other countries around the world—are growing more diverse, the potential for authoritarian populists keeps shrinking. If only we get through the next few years, the good side will win the demographic race and triumph over the populists.
Bolsonaro’s success shows that this is simply not the case… Bolsonaro has managed to win well over half of the vote in a country that is already “majority minority.”
Looks like your side is in trouble!
The same, I’m afraid, could easily be possible in the United States… a recent poll showed that more than four in 10 Latinos approve of his [Trump’s] performance in office.
HOW CAN THIS BE?! WE CALLED HIM RACIST! DIDN’T THEY HEAR US CALL HIM RACIST?!
In short, the rise of Bolsonaro shows that Brazilian democracy now faces an acute threat…
LOL, “democracy faces an acute threat” means “the left didn’t win.”
the populist wave continues to go strong; that we should not trust democratic messiahs to deliver us…
Note that in a moment of weakened focus, he inadvertently lets slip how he actually feels about democracy: “we leftists cannot trust democracy.”
Oops, be careful, dude! Your self-censorship algorithm glitched there for a second!
The people are going to continue to reject the totalitarians of the left, no matter how much you try to label the right totalitarians, authoritarians, etc. And the best thing about it is that you can’t stop yourselves. The holiness spiral that you’re caught up in forces you to be more extreme over time, even as the voters come to hate the extremism more and more.
You and your asshole leftist friends:
I’m melting, melting! Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world! Who would have thought that some little voters like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness!?
…and then rubs abrasive rock salt in their wounds by doing the most painful thing you can do to a leftist chick: He ignores her.
It’s like she doesn’t exist.
The great thing about the photo is… well, everything.
One great thing about it is that you actually can’t tell if he is genuinely unaware of her existence, or if he is aware, but just deliberately ignores her. And the stylish adjusting of the tie… the complacently serene look on his face… She is utterly irrelevant to his world, as she yowls in well-deserved pain and/or a performative bid for attention. Fuck, that is priceless.
The instant I saw this already-iconic photo of Graham, I thought of this scene from the Bond movie Goldeneye (watch to the end to get the reference):
In my previous post I triumphantly gloated over dispassionately observed the fact that the white leftists who recruited immigrants to displace white Americans, were suffering that fate themselves in the Democratic Party.
On that note, it has been delicious to see the panic in the upper ranks of leftist “thought leaders” at the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the June 2018 Democrat primary in New York. She shoved out of the House of Representatives a white man, Joe Crowley, who had been in the House since 1999 and was often described as Nancy Pelosi’s presumptive successor as House Dem leader.
This was the funny part: Watching the white left-wing press desperately try to spin Ocasio-Cortez’s victory as due to her far-left politics— she’s a self-described socialist— and not her Hispanic ethnic identification. The New York Times and the rest of that gang have been desperately telling the voters in her district, “You voted for her because of her positions! You definitely didn’t vote for her because of her demographics! You like the socialist thing!” They’re trying the propaganda move of telling her voters why they voted for her and hoping they’ll be stupid enough to buy it.
Not so much, NYT. The minorities who voted for her know damn well why they voted for her. They are not going to listen to anyone— let alone whitey— telling them they actually voted for her for a different reason. (And how many of those voters do you think read the NYT or Washington Post anyway? Fucking LOL, bitchez.)
Minorities’ statements on Elizabeth Warren versus Kamala Harris in my previous post perfectly illustrate my point. Sorry, NYT, they’re not having it. Nice try.
Indeed, anyone who has ever tried this trick on a four-year-old knows it doesn’t work:
“Hey, want some carrots? You love carrots!”
Real-world response: “No I don’t.”
What we have here from white lefties is a desperate about-face, an attempt to stop their own narrative of “It’s minorities’ turn now!” from taking hold in the Dem party. The haute white lefties are terrified in the face of the developments which they themselves deliberately nurtured over the last half century.
The fuse was long, but not infinitely long, you fuckwits. As you are now forcefully finding out.
This article at Vice gives me a schadenboner the size of Florida. It describes a scene of white leftists being pushed out of the Democratic party by the very minorities they recruited to displace traditional America.
Progressive activists at Netroots Nation in New Orleans this past weekend had a message for the establishment of the Democratic Party: start talking about race or step aside.
Yeah, the left should start talking about race. Because they haven’t been doing racial politics for decades.
The marquee annual conference for the left… made it clear in their program at the outset, that “Democrats must abandon the myth of the white swing voter and invest in the multi-racial, multicultural coalition of voters that make up the majority of our electorate.”
The myth of white voters being important? Seriously? Who is in the White House right now? Also, “the majority of our electorate” is not a “multi-racial coalition.” Whites are still a significant majority of the electorate. Because many minorities are too young to vote, the fraction of the voters who are white is even larger than the fraction of the population at large that is.
Next we’re treated to this narcissistic statement from Kamala Harris:
“We shouldn’t just be thanking women of color for electing progressive leaders, in 2018 we should be electing women of color as those leaders,” [woman of color] Harris said.
“Now, I’m aware that some people will say that what I just said is playing, ‘identity politics.’ I have a problem with that phrase, ‘identity politics.’ When people say that, it’s a pejorative! [If you can imagine!] That phrase is used to divide and used to distract.”
Uh, no; it’s calling you out on using identity politics to divide and distract. Proof that leftists are completely shameless. They divide the country into e.g. blacks and whites, and pit blacks against whites. When we note that they’re doing this, they say we’re being divisive. Absolutely without shame. And pure projection.
By contrast, [Pocahontas] Warren… focused on her signature issue of how crony capitalism undermines working people of all races. “[W]e can’t afford to waste our time arguing about whose fight matters most. It’s one fight. And we have to stand with one another, for one another,” Warren said, which struck some activists as tone-deaf for a conference with “New American Majority” as its dominant theme.
Erm, what? How is it “tone-deaf” to suggest that people should “stand with one another”? If only Warren had a better ear for rhetoric! Then she’d argue that a “New American Majority” should splinter into racial groups in conflict with each other.
Of course, in reality, statements like “we have to stand with one another” perfectly capture the spirit of the phrase “New American Majority,” in terms of what those words actually mean. But then, leftists don’t say what they mean. Leftist plans are evil – e.g., gain power by pitting groups against each other – so leftists cannot afford to state them in plain language.
What “New American Majority” actually signifies in the modern Dem party, of course, is racial politics. And what that means is that everybody divides into racial groups and practices the politics of racial conflict. And Warren basically said, “Let’s not do that.” Hah! Fuck you, whitey!
Next, our brains are assaulted by this outrageous lie:
The election of Donald Trump— who swapped out many of the Republican Party’s past dog whistles for some bullhorns— has thrust race front-and-center in American politics.
Oh, fuck you! Trump put race into our politics?! You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me. Lefties have spent decades saying “White people are evilly oppressing minorities.” And now they dare to say that Trump put race into our politics. Un fucking believable. Who the fuck do they think is going to swallow that whopper?
Actually, they probably don’t expect anyone to buy it.
The reason for this lie is to deaden the pain: the agonizing regret white lefties face, knowing they set in motion the monster that is now devouring them. It’s bad enough that it’s happening at all. But to face that they caused it, well, that would be unbearable.
A normal person would accept the pain of the regret, learn from the disastrous outcome, and resolve never to repeat this kind of mistake. But these are leftists. Of course they’ll create a wall of denial to avoid facing their responsibility. One aspect of that is saying “This is all Trump’s fault!”
People of color are intent on changing [the number of minorities in government] with a surge of candidates in 2018 and driving… events like Netroots to make race a centerpiece of their agenda… this year was heavy on intersectionality and race with panels like “Dear White Progressives” and “Brown is the New White.” Of the 28 main stage keynote speakers and panelists over the three days, 22 were people of color.
Whitey is being squeezed out.
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, another possible 2020 candidate at Netroots, told VICE News that “anytime you’re a white guy in America you’re always learning and trying to better understand what people of color are going through and I don’t know if that journey ever ends.” He added, “If I fellate you really well, master, will you promise not to beat me? Or at least to put me last in line for a beating?”
Whoops, the last 30 or so words may have been a typo that I accidentally incorporated into the text.
By the way, is “white guy” Tim Ryan really so clueless as to think he has a chance of being the Democratic candidate in 2020? That’s comedy gold right there.
Some activists, however, still felt frustrated by the party’s colorblind muscle memory. “We are tired of this conversation that’s trying to say ‘It’s class. It’s not race.’ That’s bullshit, we all know it!,”as Yahné Ndgo… put it in a protest speech on the main stage Saturday night arguing that Netroots had not matched its own standard of inclusiveness. “If [a candidate does] not speak in a way that is honoring what is really true racial justice, walk the fuck out.”
The most delicious part of that to me is that a bunch of lefties hosted a conference devoted to “racial inclusiveness” and the white ones were attacked by The Diversity anyway. Any group of humans other than white leftists could have predicted that in CURRENT YEAR.
Some Democrats and left-leaning pundits have been wringing their hands and churning out think pieces about the political risks of the Democrats focusing on so-called “identity politics” … But good politics or bad, activists and elected officials were clear over three days in New Orleans that they believed the debate is already over among the people that matter most, the party’s base voters. 84 percent of black voters identify as Democrats, 63 percent of hispanic [etc.]
White liberals’ fantasy 40 years ago: “We’ll invite minorities into our party, then they’ll get on their knees in supplicating gratitude and kiss our rings.”
Mariana Ruiz… says that the 2016 election has been a wake up call for some white progressives but many are still stuck and people of color are taking note and pushing back. “We aren’t interested in progressive organizations run by and for white people who are not addressing racism internally or moving anti-racist campaigns in support of the leadership and power building of people of color,” she said.
Tell me again, white liberals, about how your plan to aggressively recruit minorities into the Dem party will make them all grateful and appreciative toward you. ‘Cause from where I’m standing, it looks like all it got you is “Step aside, whitey! Faster!”
By the way, note that “pushing back.” Snort. As if. The white lefties invited the “people of color” into the Democratic Party. People of color aren’t “pushing back” against some anti-minority activity by the whites. They’re simply pushing the whites out. Hey white liberals, would this be a good time to remind you that this is what you intended the flood of immigrants to do to the rest of us? No? Whoops, sorry!
Even with Netroots organizers making a conscious efforts to be more inclusive, many people of color said the left has a long way to go.
Ndgo and five other black activists went on stage Saturday night and pre-empted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [because she’s not minority enough, I guess] to call on the convention to do more to… ensure that panels focused on race were given better promotion…
“Hey! They’re not kneeling and kissing our rings! What’s going on? No one could have foreseen this!”
…it was clear that some in the audience were uncomfortable, a fact that delighted one of the protestors Ashton Woods, a lead organizer for Black Lives Matter.
“Your white fragility is showing,” he said.
Cater to minorities, do everything in your power to give them a leg up, and have them insult you as they hip-check you out the door.
White leftists consciously planned to destroy our country’s nature in various ways – to list just some examples, its cultural, philosophical, and political nature – by importing megatons of people who don’t share it. And now that plan has backfired delightfully. I’m having a schadengasm that’s going to register on the Richter scale.
What could have been more foreseeable than this: That black and brown Dem voters want to be ruled by black and brown people, not by white liberals. As I’ve said before, white liberals are some of the stupidest entities on this planet.
Your typical mad scientist in a movie, when he’s creating his Frankensteinian creature, doesn’t don a lab coat and tell the creature for fifty years before he lets it off the operating table, “Now remember: All people wearing lab coats are evil. Okay, let’s free you and put an axe in your hand! What could go wrong!?”
Yet that’s exactly what white liberals did over the last few decades.
Of course, it’s not just stupidity; it’s also the mind-boggling narcissism of white leftists. They’re so in love with themselves that they just can’t imagine that anyone might not be in love with them. White leftists had the following mental image of how minorities would regard them:
Watching these people be bullied out of their own party is delicious.
It’s even more delicious in light of the fact that this is what they planned for minorities to do to white Americans in general. To displace us in our own country.
I now realize there is nothing sweeter than poetic justice.
The deliciousness of this is like that of a peach at the perfect moment of ripeness. When the flesh is soooooo juicy, and at its peak moment of sweetness and tartness, balanced in exquisite combination, and it’s soft yet firm, and it makes your eyelids half close in pleasure. Ahhhh, yeahhhhhhhh.
That’s what it’s like, leftists, watching you be destroyed by your own plan to destroy us.
As I am not the first to observe, one obvious problem with this plan is that by its very nature, it implied that white Dems would be pushed out of the Dem party before whites in general could be pushed out of the country. “By its very nature” because the entire plan was that the Dem party would start catering to minorities, being inviting to minorities, marketing itself as “the pro-diversity party,” etc.
Once you start pimping affirmative action and saying that anyone who doesn’t support affirmative action is racist, then when a black person says to you, “You need more black people in the upper ranks of your party,” you have only one response: “Yes, you’re totally correct; we really do.” And when they inevitably say, “So what specific actions are you taking to bring that about?” you’re forced to actually do it. That is, you’re forced to facilitate and hasten your own displacement from your organization.
I know I hammer on this point a lot, but once again: It’s almost impossible to grok how stupid white leftists are.
“Tony Podesta, a Democratic power lobbyist, announced to colleagues Monday that he is stepping down amid a series of indictments that cast a shadow on work his firm had done with Paul Manafort that may have benefited a Ukrainian regime friendly to the Kremlin.”
The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to “Company A” and “Company B” as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government.
Tony Podesta, who founded the left-leaning Podesta Group in 1988, stepped down from his position with the firm on Monday morning, an employee told NBC News.
Tony Podesta is the brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, who is not under investigation.
And HOLY SHIT! Another NBC News piece has THIS as its HEADLINE!!!!:
Brazile rips into Clinton for taking over the Democratic National Committee, in terms of finances and decision-making power, before the 2016 Democratic nomination contest had even begun, let alone concluded. In other words, Clinton took over the party apparatus that was supposed to oversee a fair nomination contest between Clinton and others like Sanders. That is, one of the players in the game managed to get herself appointed referee of the game.
Brazile is a corrupt and self-serving asshole, but never mind that for now. The important thing is that the anti-Clinton preference cascade continues.