The ZMan Looks on the Bright Side

The ZMan is one of my favorite evil thinkers and he has the greatest radio voice on the Dissident Right.  In fact I call his mellifluous Friday podcast the Voice of Saruman because like that hypnotic wizard he can beguile even the pure of heart if they don’t  spit on the ground three times and make the devil’s horns at the computer speaker before he speaks.

But this week his podcast is positively upbeat!  Now granted it was an effort and he couched all the good news in caveats and conditionals but give the devil his due.  He had words of praise for President Trump’s efforts to rein in legal immigration and he had a bunch of other good news too.  And he also had sensible things to say to the dissidents about pessimism and its deleterious effects.  This is advice that anyone on the Right should hear.  All in all an excellent podcast indeed.

Happy Happy Fun Time

The ZMan Speculates on Where We Are With This Election

The ZMan is not a Trump fan.  But he is interested in how the American electorate’s understanding of Left/Right politics is adapting to the new landscape we now live in.  And because he’s not a Trump partisan I find it especially confirmatory of my opinion that he also sees that the media are using exactly the same inflated numbers for Biden that they used for Hillary back in 2016.  It’s wonderful how today Biden is up by 7 points in Florida.  I remember back in 2016 there was such excitement because Florida had Hillary ahead early and everyone on the Left was haling it as the demographic inevitability that they’d been heralding for a decade.  And then they lost.  I guess the idea is to discourage voters by telling them their votes won’t matter.

The ZMan also notes that the rioting isn’t very popular with white voters almost everywhere.  Who knows maybe even Oregon and Washington voters may be fed up enough to send a message to their representatives on election day.  Maybe a representative or two get’s bounced in favor of a Republican here and there.  Wouldn’t that be something.  So anyway, it’s good to see the ZMan is seeing a lot of the same things I am.  It doesn’t hurt to have a neutral party confirm your opinion once in a while.

 

The Media Revolution

 

The Z-Man Thinks Our Government System is Obsolete

The Z-Man has a very clever analogy between government and software systems.

Our Legacy Code

He compares government reform to software revision.  but he makes the case that at a certain point the program needs to be replaced with something new.  This corresponds to revolution.  My hope is he’s wrong about what needs to be done.

ZMan Reacts to Christopher Caldwell’s “The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties”

Caldwell rights about the deleterious effects caused by the affirmative action legislation in the 1960’s.

Surprisingly, the ZMan seems to think some of the views of the Dissident Right are leaking through to mainstream society.   I’ll have to read Caldwell’s book to see what I think.

 

The New Hope

 

 

The ZMan Addresses the New Serfdom

A very interesting article by the ZMan on the result of only having one retailer, one bank, one local college, one local law firm.  Even the rich folks have nowhere to send some of their children to work.  He is right about this, I’ve seen it affecting even the cloud people.  Now that the working class has been liquidated, they’re coming for the rest of us.  Oh well, at least we’ll get bread and circuses for a while.

The Great Consolidation