Curtis Yarvin Gives an Example of Winning the Battle and Losing the War

I was reading an article by that highly intellectual critic of the social order we live under, Curtis Yarvin.  If you are unfamiliar with his writing, Yarvin’s analysis of the oligarchic nature of the American power structure is in many ways observably correct.  And although his writing style and his elitist perspective are sometimes maddening, his ideas are very often illuminating.

In this case he was writing about Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter and bring it private.  The gist of the argument was that because, potentially, Musk could completely control Twitter’s policies and actions toward the public it was a rare chance for a pure strategic victory against the Left.

And to contrast it with a tactical victory that eventually led to a strategic defeat he relates the decades long struggle against crime in New York City.  The familiar story relates that under decades long liberal rule New York grew more and more crime-infested until by the late 1980s there were over 2,000 murders a year and the whole city was besieged by petty and serious crime.  People were leaving the city by the hundreds of thousands and public confidence had evaporated.  This set the stage for a law-and-order Republican, Rudy Giuliani, to win the mayor’s office on the strength of a promise to restore law and order through stringent policing methods.

And it worked.  For more than twenty years Giuliani and Bloomberg who came after him, were able to maintain New York City at low levels of crime.  Levels that hadn’t been seen previously even in less chaotic times.  New York became a livable big city and thrived financially and culturally.  But what had not changed was that the majority of New Yorkers were still progressives who deep down in their souls resented the fact that this criminal justice system ended up incarcerating mostly black criminals.  Since their logic told them that somehow this wasn’t fair, they were never happy with the system even if it saved them from a tidal wave of crime.

So, after they became complacent about crime and when the George Floyd moment came New Yorkers were glad to have the excuse to abandon effective policing.  And the rest was inevitable.  Now the city is more dangerous than ever and trying to get back to where they were a few years ago seems politically impossible.

Yarvin’s point was that the tactical victory by Rudy Giuliani allowed for the strategic defeat that came afterward.  In other words, allowing conservatives to do the dirty work for the progressives doesn’t alter the beliefs of the progressives.  It only enables it.  It never leads to permanent change.

And I saw the same thing in Massachusetts during the 1990’s.  The Democrats would crash the state fiscally with bleeding heart programs and corrupt practices and then the Republicans would have to clean it up.  But they would never get any credit for the changes.  And as soon as the ship was righted they would be replaced with another round of dysfunction.  At best the Republicans were a relief valve that kept the whole insane machine from exploding.

Well, this is an old story.  But Yarvin’s emphasis resonated with me.  Winning a battle and losing the war was not something that should be done.  What we can’t afford to do is patch up the Left’s system.  We need to let them utterly fail at what they do.  We need to exclude them from some endeavor as completely as is possible and then make that endeavor an undeniable success.  And then keep them out of it.

Where I see that already happening is at the state level.  Places like Florida and Texas and other states need to change their laws to make them uninviting for progressives fleeing from California and New York.  And they need to protect themselves as completely as possible from the federal government.  In that way they can build their own system and reap the benefits while excluding the Left.

Places like California and New York need to be completely abandoned by the Right.  They need to crash completely.  As I like to portray it, they need to reach the level where cannibalism is the dominant lifestyle of the inhabitants.  Things need to get so bad that eventually the Leftists simply die off completely.  And all that is left are normal human beings.

The point is victory is only victory when it weakens your enemy and strengthens you.

Hat Tip to Chemist for this Link. Red States Starting to Coordinate Their Interests

Here’s the beginning of a counterattack against the corporate thugs who carry water for the Marxists.  Hitting the banks where it hurts is a very good beginning.  They should do the same to the banks that cancel people for free speech.  It’s finally good to see some coordination getting started.

 

 

 

 

When Does the Break Occur?

When I was just a young kid, I started reading science fiction.  And why not?  Science fiction was all about rocket ships and there were real rocket ships going into real space right before my eyes.  And one of my favorite authors was Robert Heinlein.  He wrote all about the early days of man’s conquest of the universe.  And he built his own fictional universe with a “Future History” timeline that talked about how all this progress would effect mankind.  And one of the things he “predicted” was “The Crazy Years.”  These were tucked into the 1960’s and would involve the breakdown of social mores and widespread confusion and anti-social trends.  Reading it makes it sound very much like what the actual sixties were like.  And the prediction was that this breakdown of societal stability would lead to wars and revolution and dictatorships to address the lack of order.  By the 1980’s I was feeling bad for old Pops Heinlein when we didn’t fall into chaos.  After all Ronald Reagan had reestablished order on the shining city on a hill.

Well, time has shown me that I was too impatient.  I didn’t wait long enough for the end of the Crazy Years.  And who better to officiate at the climax of the Crazy Years than a dementia patient?  Good Old Joe Biden.  Joe has taken it upon himself to finish off the American republic for good and all.  He’s not working around the edges like his boy Obama.  No, he’s got his knife right at the throat and is just waiting to have Congress put the bowl out to catch the blood so they can pass it over to their vampires to gorge on.

But the Future History timeline also showed that eventually the Crazy Years would be ended by serious men.  They would organize and topple the insane governments that allowed their people to be victimized by the insane and the lawless.  Usually in Heinlein’s stories they would be military or former military men.  Only after order was restored would civilian government be restored.  But even then, things wouldn’t go back to the way they had been.  A lesson had been learned.

So, I have two questions.

  • How long, if ever, will it take for men to emerge who will say this has gone far enough and we’re going to fix this?
  • Will any changes be put in place to prevent the madness from coming back?

I’ve been trying to answer these hypothetical questions.  Probably it’s just a fantasy with little or no science to it.  But it makes me feel better to think I’m at least looking ahead.  If I was going to guess I’d say that it will happen in some area of the country where the proportion of normal people is still fairly high.  And how it will happen is that some city in this healthy area will start causing serious damage to the people in the suburbs and rural areas.  After that, the state government will try to address this situation and the federal government will try to prevent them.  And that’s where the flashpoint will occur.  If the state gets Washington to back down that will set the pattern for greater and greater state autonomy and less and less power by Washington.  And once the other Red States see this, they will follow suit.  That will be the tipping point to changing what is happening across the country.  New laws will be made to address the underlying causes of the instability and lawlessness and at some point, the Red States and the Blue States will have to recognize and formalize the changes to the way they interact.

But if the federal government crushes the state’s attempt to end urban lawlessness, then it will take a much longer time for vigilantes to start self-policing their local areas.  It will be a grassroots movement and it will be fought by the FBI investigating disappearances of known felons who went too far out of their home turf and just vanished.

Now, how long will it take to reach these places?  For something to be done by the states, that could happen tomorrow.  Let’s say anytime in the next few years.  For grassroots vigilantism to become a widespread phenomenon, I guess it depends on how violent the attacks become.  But I’d say it might take five or ten years for people to get desperate enough to stake their lives on it.  These are just guesses.

As for my second question, what changes will be put in place in a new national government.  I would say that the biggest changes would be mandatory gun ownership, codified right to state secession from the Union and permanent migrant control policies.  If I were to add anything to these three things, I’d add outlaw affirmative action and female suffrage and restore an all-normal male armed forces and finally start taxing companies based on what percentage of their workforce is in the United States.

So, the bad news is, unless some governor successfully backs the federal government down on the lawlessness they’ve unleashed, it could take a decade for a grassroots vigilantism movement to mature into something powerful enough to take hold and move us toward the restoration of order.

So, there’s my crack at being a right-wing Nostradamus.  In most of Heinlein’s books revolts went along with a lot of bloody battles.  And there was no guarantee that outside forces wouldn’t lob in some nukes to make it interesting.  But I gave you my best shot.  What’s your thoughts?

Ron DeSantis Keeps Taking the Right Actions to Protect His People From Biden

I’m starting to feel like a broken record praising this guy but he’s not taking no for an answer in pushing for a shield against Floridians losing their jobs over refusing the vaccine.  Here he is calling the Florida legislature into special session to enact laws to prevent mandates from taking away the jobs of those who refuse to be vaccinated.

At this rate I expect him to issue a warrant to have Dementia Joe hauled down to Florida and prosecuted for mopery and dopery and eventually forced to pick up trash on roadsides with that stick with the spike at the end in an orange jump suit.

Well, anyway, it’s good to see there’s at least one politician who isn’t going to just sit there and let Washington treat us like slaves without at least putting up a fight.

More Motes and Oxen

I was on a zoom call with a couple of friends who live in central Massachusetts and they were telling me that the pot business is a howling success.  There are billboards on all the state highways.  The “dispensaries” as the pot shops are known are doing a land office business.  And we discussed how exactly the “growers” managed to protect their crop.  The theory was that although there were probably some crops outdoors, hidden from the view of the populace, mostly the stuff is being grown in locked greenhouses.  And we assumed this means that the “farmers” must have fairly robust security and probably a few guns thrown in for good measure.  One of the guys said that the biggest problem that’s become apparent is that the stuff being sold today is many times more potent than the stuff that used to be sold before legalization.  He mentioned THC levels that were near 90%.  And the upshot of this is psychological symptoms among the users are much worse and much more prevalent than in the past.  Anxiety and paranoia manifest at levels that render the users incapable of normal life.  They can’t keep a job or maintain relationships.

And it just struck me that here is a blue state policy to contrast with their alleged commitment to safety on the COVID front.  They’ll force you to be vaccinated and wear a mask against your will supposedly for your own good but they’ll allow a practice that they know is a mental and physical health threat and also a public safety hazard from the consideration of people driving under the influence and walking among us in a mentally unbalanced state.  In addition, since the FDA still considers marijuana illegal, they won’t get involved in regulating the safety of the pot that’s being sold and so any terrible mistake involving pesticides or other toxins finding its way into the drug cannot be prevented or adjudicated.

So here is the double standard.  They get to decide when freedom is important and when it’s not.  Freedom for me but not for thee.  But this definitely opens up the model for how the red states can change things in their favor.  Pick and choose the places where they will obey or defy federal law.  As an example, Texas needs to close their border with Mexico.  They should build their own wall a mile inside the federal wall.  They should arrest all illegal aliens and jail them until they agree to leave the country and if they come back make their next stay in jail very uncomfortable.  They should force all employers to obey immigration laws under the penalty of massive fines.  If the federal government squawks flip them the bird and continue on with real life.  And there are other things that make sense.  Welfare needs to be tightened up to the point where those who refuse to work should be so hard-up that they decide to leave and go to a blue state like California on their own.  Hell, that could be part of the policy to offer them bus or plane tickets to the blue state of their choice.

So that was what I was thinking about today.  Instead of freedom for thee but not for me let’s make it you live your life your way and I’ll live my life mine.

David Reaboi Talks About National Divorce

David Reaboi of Late Republic Nonsense makes his case for why Red/Blue separation is no longer and if but a when.  He acknowledges all the daunting problems associated with division of the country.  And he doesn’t provide answers to the problems of divvying up “territories, populations, industries or nuclear weapons caches” but he insists that as the current abysmal relations between red and blue become catastrophic these questions will be answered because they won’t be avoidable.

I don’t think Reaboi answers any of the how questions about a national breakup.  What he does is state his position for why it’s inevitable.  Even three years ago I would have dismissed this idea out of hand.  I’m not doing that now.  My best guess is it’s a coin toss.

The alternative is we get the Lefties to back off the unconstitutional crap they’ve been pushing and allow the states to drift apart on the things they disagree about and cooperate on the things we don’t disagree about.  But the funny thing is that the list of things we agree on is getting shorter and shorter.

 

 

 

 

DeSantis Begins His Re-Election Bid

DeSantis is the one bright light in the current debacle that is American politics.  He’s smart and articulate.  He isn’t mealy-mouthed and he has shown initiative and the willingness to act proactively instead waiting for his opponents to attack him unchallenged.

His court challenges to the Biden crime family’s unconstitutional executive actions have been by and large successful and the legislation that he has spear-headed in the Florida legislature have been bold and practical.  Granted not all of it will work and the feds have enormous power to make trouble for him but he’s shown that acting on a positive agenda can be the best way to combat the attacks of the Left.

In three years I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump anoints him his successor for the 2024 election.  His youth and energy make him a natural to attract support from all corners of the non-insane portion of the citizenry.  After four years of the Biden mess even some of the insane may see him as the more attractive path.  After all even the insane have to eat.

I wish Ron DeSantis all the good fortune he can get.  And I hope in a few years he’ll be running all fifty states and not just Florida.

Hat Tip to the Conservative Treehouse – DeSantis Fighting Back Against Biden Immigrant Dumping

This guy DeSantis is really stepping up his game.  He’s going after the feds who are transporting illegals from the Mexican border and dumping them in Florida.  He’s going to criminalize what they are doing and confiscate the vehicles they are using.  And he’s suing the Feds over the dumping which is being called illegal human trafficking.  Here’s the Conservative Treehouse link.  I think DeSantis is serious about fighting back against the Feds.  In my estimation this is huge.  I wonder if he has found some allies even in the Courts to help him make this stick.

I hate to have too much hope but I have to say I’m starting to feel optimistic.  If he wins this fight he is starting to look a very important national figure.  If this works hopefully the other red states will copy this and use it to stem the tide of illegals.

 

 

 

A Series of articles on Red State Autonomy by Dave Reaboi

Substack is full of writers from our side Dave Reaboi has a site called Late Republic Nonsense.  He’s a friend of Michael Anton and he seems to know a bunch of interesting people.  He even sponsors some idiosyncratic content like haute cuisine cooking lessons from Michael Anton.  How’s that for unexpected.

Anyway I’ve been talking for a while about Red State Autonomy.  Reaboi calls it Red America autonomy.  Putaituh, putatuh, whatever.

Anyway here are the links.  So far it seems sort of introductory.  But I’ll bookmark his links and follow along to see what he comes up with.  After all he seems to know some movers and shakers.  And he has some interesting stuff on his site.

https://davereaboi.substack.com/p/autonomy-for-red-america-part-1

https://davereaboi.substack.com/p/autonomy-for-red-america-part-2

I’ll have to pass the Michael Anton cooking links onto Camera Girl.  This could be my way of bringing her over to the Right.  She’s not very political but her instincts are good.

 

 

 

 

We Don’t Have to Outnumber the Left – We Do Have to Refuse to Be Their Slaves

When you hear the daily drumbeat about how “white people” are becoming a minority and therefore doomed, do yourself a favor, relax.  This is an intentional psyop meant to spread despair.  Certainly, the Left is using the invasion of America by the third-world as a way to gain permanent control of the government.  And the anti-white propaganda is meant to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) among our side.

But the truth is that there is way over a hundred million people on our side and that is a mighty nation.  What is needed on our side is organization, planning and the will to achieve the goals we plan.  We don’t need to control the whole continental United States.  We need to establish control over an area where we intend to remain.  Maybe it’s a swath of the center and southern area of the country.  But wherever it is, the people there have to decide that, come what may, they’re going to take control over their lives.  They are going to have to tell Washington, “No!”  They will have to have a plan that includes all the things that the feds are not going to be allowed to dictate.  And that plan has to include exactly how they will prevent interference from outside.  This will include many policy strategies but specifically they need to know exactly how they will prevent the feds and their surrogates from flooding the red areas with migrants and Antifa and just plain hostile actors of whatever stripe.  So defending themselves from Washington will be critical but it isn’t the only thing necessary thing.  What the policy developed will consist of are things that will allow the people to thrive.  And our people thriving is something that’s been missing for at least the last fifty years.

To thrive we must establish a government that has our best interests in mind and institutes policies that reinforce those interests.  As an example, the government of Hungary now pays married women with working husbands to stay home and have Hungarian children.  In fact, if a woman has four children, she’ll never pay taxes again for the rest of her life.  Pretty forward thinking I’d say.  We could do the same.

It wouldn’t be hard at all to imagine a whole slate of policies that would make our community the most prosperous, harmonious and fertile population on the planet.  All it will take is the guts to say, “No more.”  It would require the state to say illegal immigrants are not allowed to work here.  With the digital information available today that would be the simplest thing in the world.  It wouldn’t even require military force.  Once someone can’t work what can he do but leave?  Let him go to California or New York.  They want these people, let them have them.  Once again all it takes is the guts to do it.  The government only has to enforce laws that are already on the books to punish employers who allow illegal immigrants from working.  And there is a slew of other policies that would turn around the awful situation you see today.  In a state that was working for us we could have the National Guard round up the Antifa/BLM rioters and hand them over to a prison where they can have the choice of twenty years at hard labor or permanent deportation to the Blue States.  And the elimination of welfare would go a very long way to discouraging freeloaders.  Restoring the Bill of Rights is another must.

So, stop panicking every time the New York Times or MSNBC trumpets the glad tidings that there are more non-white children being born in the United States than white.  What matters more is whether Americans are willing to start guaranteeing their children the life they want here in America.  The population numbers are a fait accompli.  The will to demand what used to be our birthright is the thing that must be thought about.

We need a place where we can be Americans and not feel like that’s a sin.  Let the Guatemalans and the Somalis celebrate their special status in California and Minnesota.  Let’s see if we can have our own thing in Florida and Mississippi and Texas and Kansas and Montana.

What you should really be worried about is that Americans will be too afraid to demand their freedom back.  That is something to fear.  Because then there is no hope and any of us who don’t want to be slaves must flee and become refugees.  That is something to fear.