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Where the name came from

What's with the title Woodpile Report? Well, it's this way, from January of 2004 until mid-2007 it was emailed to a subscibers list. In that form it was titled the Woodpile Weather Report. A picture of ol' Remus's woodpile appeared at the top as both a weather report and, by documenting the progression from log pile to chunkwood to a split 'n stacked woodpile, a witness to the seasonal changes. It was the thin thread from which comments hung. As thrilling as all that was, the comments metastasized and took over. But the title remains.

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Regime-speak

You're about to be lied to when they say-

a hand up
a new study shows
a poll by the highly respected
a positive step
are speaking out
arguably
arsenal
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
climate change
collectively
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
denier
disenfranchised
disparate impact
disproportionately
diverse backgrounds
divisive
economically disadvantaged
embattled
emerging consensus
empower
enhance
experts agree
extremist
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
hater
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
impactful
in denial
inappropriate
inclusive environment
insensitivity
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marginalized
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
multicultural
non-blaming
nonjudgmental
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
nuanced
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
outreach
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
potentially
progressive
public/private partnership
raising awareness
reaching out
reaffirm our commitment to
redouble our efforts
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
sow discord
speaking truth to power
stakeholders
statistics show
sustainable, sustainability
the American People
the bigger issue is
the failed ...
the larger question is
the more important question is
the reality is
the struggle for
too many
too often
touched by
underserved populations
undocumented immigrant
vibrant community
voicing concern
war on ...
working families

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Hypercorrectness

You know who the media means by not saying who they mean when they say -


at-risk students
gang-related
gangbanger
low-income students
mob and rob
mobbing up
pack of teens
rival gang members
roving group
swarm mob
teen gang
teen mob
teen thugs
unruly crowd
urban youths
young people
young men
youth violence

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Tactics of the Left
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

Never go outside the experience of your people.

Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag.

Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period.

The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

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How To Create A Socialist State
by Saul Alinsky

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

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Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.

Never go against your gut.

Everyone is potentially under opposition control.

Don't look back; you are never completely alone.

Go with the flow, blend in.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.

Lull them into a sense of complacency.

Don't harass the opposition.

Pick the time and place for action.

Keep your options open.

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Rules of Disinformation
via Proparanoid

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Become incredulous and indignant

Create rumor mongers

Use a straw man

Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule

Hit and Run

Question motives

Invoke authority

Play Dumb

Associate opponent charges with old news

Establish and rely upon fall-back positions

Enigmas have no solution

Alice in Wonderland Logic

Demand complete solutions

Fit the facts to alternate conclusions

Vanish evidence and witnesses

Change the subject

Emotionalize, antagonize, and goad

Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs

False evidence

Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor

Manufacture a new truth

Create bigger distractions

Silence critics

Vanish

Remus's antidote: tell the truth as plainly as you can. Humor helps.

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The Five Stages of Collapse
Dmitry Orlov

Financial Collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost.

Commercial Collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost.

Political Collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost.

Social Collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost.

Cultural Collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost.

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The Five Rules of Propaganda
Norman Davies

Simplification: reducing all data to a single confrontation between ‘Good and Bad', ‘Friend and Foe'.

Disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.

Transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.

Unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star performers, by social pressure, and by ‘psychological contagion'.

Orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.”

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The Psychology of Cyber Attacks
Robert Cialdini
via securityintelligence.com

Principle of Liking - people tend to form trust with those they’re attracted to, both physically and emotionally

Social Proof - People are motivated more by what others do than a perceived or even quantifiable benefit

Rule of Reciprocation - Humans feel a sense of obligatory quid pro quo

Commitment & Consistency - Most people stick with their original decisions despite information that supports changing their course

Principle of Authority - Authority, whether real or perceived, elicits obedience in many people

Principle of Scarcity - People want to be included in exclusive offers and often make poor choices under pressure

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How to prosecute anybody

Look around for "suspicious" behavior, i.e., behavior on the part of a private citizen that can be made to appear suspicious

Ruthlessly probe every element of the "suspect's" life, using the effectively infinite resources of the State, until enough "suspicious" behavior has been amassed

Assemble a huge list of charges to place before a grand jury

Present the case in such a fashion as to promote the less plausible accusations and obscure the more plausible ones, thus securing a grab-bag indictment

Offer the indicted person a plea bargain that will spare him centuries in prison and complete pauperization at the bargain price of a few years and/or a few thousand dollars.

Francis Porretto

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Gerard ter Borch II, Woman Reading a Letter, 1661

[Text from The Royal Collection Trust]
The Dutch painter Gerard ter Borch is best known for his tranquil genre scenes mostly painted in the Dutch town of Deventer . He was one of three children, all of whom were trained by their father, also an artist, and pursued artistic careers. Here the boy has much in common with portraits of Gerard's half-brother Moses, while the woman reading the letter may be the artist's step-sister Gesina ter Borch.

The simplicity of this domestic scene encourages the viewer to delight in the beauty and detail of the objects that it contains. The interaction between the three participants is left open to interpretation and the significance of the letter is not explained. Ter Borch delights in metallic surfaces, for instance the reflections in the candelabrum and the inkwell and stand.

The use of deep blue ultramarine edging around the woman's neckline and the rendering of the embroidery around the edge of her skirt are masterly touches. Similarly, the painting of the woman's silk skirt, which is in excellent condition, is a passage of mesmerising beauty.

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg As I mentioned last week, there are a number of economists predicting a monster run up in the stock exchanges—near 30,000 on the DJI around the end of the third quarter—then a sputtering stall with a quivering violin note in the background, followed by an unstoppable, cascading crash sweeping all before it in the grandest reset since Pompeii. They present loads-o'-supporting evidence natch, arcane theories along with thundering appeals to authority, some long dead.

Market crash?! Pshaw, sneer the naysayers, it's different this time, how many times we gotta hear this? Ahah, that's what they said the last time, it fits the pattern exactly, say the believers. But as I've said elsewhere, the future doesn't yet exist, there's nothing to measure, so all predictions are equally valid, which is to say, equally not valid. It's prudent, however, to make your best estimate and prepare accordingly. Be aware, the evidence really is compelling the bottom of the bucket won't hold.

The economic collapse is already deepening nicely under its chewey-sweet coating of pretend-and-extend, so as catastrophes go the equities market is a secondary dial on the doomsday monitor, worse, it's suspiciously unreliable as an indicator of what it allegedly measures. But should it redline we're talking about trillions of notional dollars going notionless, if taken together with its joined-at-the-hip bond market and derivatives. Whatever the probability of a '29-type crash may be, the severity would be extreme.

So forget the Fibonacci sequence and Fourth Turning and Elliott Wave stuff. The inflection point will be nigh when a steeply rising market—all-time high after all-time high—hits a ceiling and dithers with multiple shoulders. Then it's "first out is best out".

Yes, sometimes unreasoning panic is prudence itself. ATMs are the "bank run" of choice today, should they wink out, hie thee from crowds, betimes. What may come next doesn't bear dwelling upon but here's a hint, it involves flash goggles and potassium iodide.

I have more seldom-seen photos from the Crash of 1929 for you this week.

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Last year the people of London knowingly elected a Moslem as Mayor. Early this year his fellow Moslems murdered many of their kids in Manchester with a bomb. This Saturday night they—diversities named Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane—killed and mowed down their "fellow" Londoners with a van and butchered them with knives .

In response, Sadiq Khan, the duly elected Mayor, said there's no reason to be alarmed by these events and the massive police presence. Good advice. London insisted they have diversity, now they have diversity. I, for one, am not alarmed.

I care what happens to America. I did care what happened to London and Manchester and Westminster before they imported and shielded their Islamic masters. Their apologists ask us to believe these serial attacks are outliers, acts of crazed extremists. Au contraire. These aren't random attacks, mere crimes, they're calculated operations by a determined insurgency. And like any insurgency, a significant part of the population has to support them. And they do. Richard Fernandez at PJ Media put it this way:

The Lone Wolves—emboldened by success—are forming a pack, and the lurkers are coming out of the woods to pull down their larger but helpless victim.

Long-time readers may remember my theory that England's catastrophic losses in the 1914-1945 world war, which stripped her of two generations of her best young men, meant England as such may not survive.

The capable emigrated long ago, those who could. Look at England today. Effeminate posers, deranged Marxists, diversity enforcers, career weirdos, faggots, political correctness commissars and child molesters run the place. Which puts all hope of England's viability in her besieged young white males. Again.

Does anyone believe the "traditional masculinity" grunts and limeys and flyboys of those bygone days, or the progeny they never had, would put up with 23,000 jihadists at large in London, much less with one as mayor? More likely every lamppost between London and Folkstone would be decorated with them and their apologists. Then they'd raise a pint to a job well done.

Until I see the mayor and his fellow eighth-century primitives marched down the M3 to waiting barges they may also spare me the candlelight vigils. Without the will to resist they're just another act of submission.

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Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins says it plainly, via Daily Caller:

Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter. Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down. Hunt them, identity them, and kill them. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.

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In other diversity news, when ladyboy weasels like Prez "Cuck" Bridges of Evergreen State tire of abusing the "inappropriately well informed", they crawl on their knees handing out bon bons to the campus Rotfrontkampferbund lest they be distracted by something shiny and wander off. Here are the particulars:

College Fix - "New Video: Madness reigns at Evergreen State College as students ‘take over". Includes video, 7m 14s. To see the video only, it's posted here at YouTube.

"One of the demands listed by Evergreen students is that something be done to resolve the “theft” of the video: “We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration by this Friday."

Daniel Greenfield at Front Page has the embarrassing details:

"President Bridges ... had to stand there while the leftist crybullies he had been sheltering shouted, “F__ you George; we don’t wanna listen to a goddamn thing you have to say! No, you shut the f___ up.” And the President of Evergreen State College expressed his gratitude "for the passion and courage you have shown me. I apologize... I will commit to working on my own racism....I am a work in progress,” he mumbled."

Campus Reform - Lawmakers propose defunding Evergreen State amid protests ... considering revoking $24 million in state funding [in yer dreams]

Campus Reform - New Video: Evergreen prez agrees to excuse protesters from homework. Includes video, 2m 38s. For the video only, it's posted here at YouTube

“All of us are students and have homework and projects and things due. Have you sent an email out to your faculty letting them know?” one student protester asks, saying “what’s been done about that” and noting that she and her peers were participating in the meeting “on [their] own time.”

“It’s the first thing I’ll do. I have not done it yet, I will do it right now,” Bridges replies.

YouTube - [Black] Naima Lowe, Prof. at Evergreen State College berates and insults white woman. Video, 2m 07s.

KING TV, Thursday, June 1 - Evergreen State College to remain closed Friday due to 'direct threat' [how convenient]

Marxist zealots demanded "diversity" and they're getting it. Evergreen State shows what diversity is when fully deployed, how it was meant to be from the start, as was obvious to some and suspected by others, but not most. Now our national adolescence in these things is over. The lesson is plain: there is that which we wish to be true and that which is true. Evergreen has shown what is true. Slow learners needn't despair, there will be more. Much more.

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Charlie Daniels at CNS News warns Sen. Schumer that pushing his "Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin" meme means Pandora's Box must be opened, and there are some nasty things in there:

Did or did not Hillary Clinton sign off on allowing a Russian agency to purchase a company holding up to 20 percent of America’s uranium production capacity?

Who leaked the classified information that started this ball rolling? For the investigation to be valid, that has to come out.

Did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's State department, through incompetence, indifference or both, allow four American citizens to die in Benghazi?

Did or did not Hillary Clinton, by using an unsecured server and allowing Huma Abedin to email copies to her husband, Anthony Weiner, expose classified documents?

Was there collusion between the Obama administration and the IRS to disallow tax free status to conservative organizations?

If not, why did Lois Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment and retire with full benefits?

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Chitchat, safely skipped. Next time you travel by air, just before landing, sight down the seats. When the wheels hit the runway you'll see a ripple go through the whole plane. And here's something to think about. On a plane with 300 passengers aboard, it comes to about 25 tons of people.

There are some things in life you leave behind without much thought. Then something happens and it all comes back atcha. I was rootin' around in YouTube looking for something else when I came across this video. Back then it was just another day defending the Free World from the Red Menace. If you have a few minutes, take a look . The first sequence is kinda lame, the rest are spot on. Never thought I'd miss this stuff.

A second-rate second rate comedienne published a photo of herself holding up a faux "severed" head resembling President Trump. Outrage ensued. How odd. Are these the same people who use the term "snowflakes" for students with "safe areas"? Get a grip. Next thing you know they'll be persecuting people for holding a Confederate flag ... oops ... a noose ... oh, wait ... a fake Obama head ... oops

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The quote of the week comes from the ACLU. It's the ol' "minorities hit hardest" thing except, um ... how?

Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.

If you went into a "community of color" and asked what the Paris Agreement is, what answer do you supposed they'd give? If you explained it, then asked them to choose between giving the two billion dollars to the "community of color" to divvy up among themselves, or sending it off to the global warming outfit, what answer do you suppose they'd give?

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E. M. Oblomov says, in his essay Alan Furst's World of Spies, at City Journal:

While we have access to a rich archive of photographic evidence of Nazi atrocities, whatever photographic evidence of Communist atrocities may exist is locked away in KGB vaults. No American GI ever liberated a KGB slave labor camp, and as a result, Communist evil remains fairly abstract for most Americans.

Though the Bolsheviks paid as much attention to visual propaganda as did the Nazis, the iconography of the political Left hasn’t penetrated the American mind... In contrast to the sartorial flair of Hugo Boss’s Nazi uniforms, the Communist contribution to totalitarian fashion is the Che t-shirt, which makes the butcher of Havana look sexy and non-threatening...

We suffer from a great historical amnesia: an entire generation has grown up without any understanding of what the great ideological conflicts of the twentieth century were about. Mention the Cold War to them, and you might as well be talking about the War of Jenkins' Ear.

and finally,

Okay gang, now that we're all spun up to the pinnacle of outrage and despair, it's time to snuff out the last tiny pinpoint of hope before we tumble into the abyss. Yes, it's that time again, when we look atgasp! choke!goings-on as faithfully chronicled by yer humble scribe. So lift yer trembling finger, scroll down and begin yer ol' Woodpile Report. Yes, you have to. No, you can't have a cookie first.

 

1929. Durant Motors magazine ad

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg William Durant, former CEO of General Motors, founded Durant Motors in 1921. The Durant automobile in the ad shown here was positioned as a competitor to Buick . The company found success initially but overextended itself with questionable acquisitions and didn't survive the onset of the Great Depression. Durant's last car rolled off the Lansing assembly line in 1931 although their Canadian operation hung on for another year. Durant's Michigan plants, including the main plant in Lansing, were acquired by GM. William Durant died broke in 1947.

 

 

A Durant showroom in New York City, 1929

 

Remus's notebook

 

Taki's Magazine - Bend Over, Teachers: Here Comes Progress ... Jim Goad takes on Evergreen State

Military Factory - D-Day Weapons (June 6th, 1944) ... all manner of men and machine were brought to bear on the beaches of northern France.

Daily Mail - 'It was a bug more deadly than bullets or bombs': How in just three years Spanish flu wiped out more people than both World Wars (and made victims' teeth crack and toes turn blue) ... 1918, the greatest tidal wave of death since the Black Plague

SHTF Plan - The French Inventor Of This Incredible Hoverboard Is Now Collaborating With The US Army

Bio Prepper - How to Grow Potatoes: Easy Potato Growing Methods For All Situations

Alt Right - Nationalism — the Transition To the Next Stage ... this is a good time to start thinking about the next stage, so we can be prepared for it when we get to it

American Thinker - So what does Weiner have on Huma and Hillary?

Federalist - The New York Times Just Outed The CIA’s Top Iran Spy ... Obama loyalists leaked it

The coming Crash

Mises Institute - How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

Zero Hedge - Paul Singer Warns "All Hell Will Break Loose"

Alhambra Investments - The Real Signs That Matter ... “something” is wrong deep inside the mathematics of wholesale banking

Economic Collapse - 5 Highly Respected Financial Experts That Are Warning That A Market Crash Is Imminent ... could all of these top experts be wrong?

Zero Hedge - "This Market Is Crazy": Hedge Fund Returns Hundreds Of Millions To Clients Citing Imminent "Calamity"

Zero Hedge - GM Reports Record "Channel Stuffing": Auto Inventory Highest Since November 2007

Zero Hedge - "Now The Pain Begins": S&P, Moodys Cut Illinois To Near Junk, Lowest Ever Rating For A U.S. State

Mauldin Economics - The Next Recession May Be A Complete Reset Of All Asset Valuations [may?!]

Morningside Hill .pdf - ... 93% of the new jobs reported since 2008 - 6.3 million out of 6.7 million - and 40% of the jobs in 2016 alone were added through the business birth and death model – a highly controversial model which is not supported by the data.

Peak Prosperity - Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Saving ... no interest plus inflation destroyed the incentive

Bison Prepper - Four Storage ... four plans for prudent food storage: Budget, Inflation, Bug-In and Collapse Plans

Ready Nutrition - What is the Best Location for a Cache On Your Property?

Ars Technica - We can now convert every film and TV show from the last 80 years into HDR ... next step is to optimise the algorithm so that it runs at a decent speed on CPUs

Ars Technica - Killer antibiotic now 25,000× more potent—and resistant to drug resistance ... chemical changes give drug three killing methods plus a way to daze evolution

Daily Mail - Earth's space junk crisis could lead to catastrophic collisions and damage the global economy, researchers warn ... chain reaction

Fox News - City: You can't sell blueberries unless you affirm gay marriage ... farm is located 22 miles outside of East Lansing Michigan

KMOV TV - 35 St. Louis-area convenience store owners indicted following federal raids ... all Moslem owned - contraband, drugs, money-laundering

Wired - Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to Suggest Einstein Was Right

Reuters - United Airlines ends flights to Venezuela ... failed to reimburse companies in hard currency for ticket sales in local currency

YouTube - 10 tricks food photographers use ... perfect ice cream is actually mashed potatoes. Video, HD, 8m 50s

 

Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

Selco, SHTF School - I am still writing and trying to point out my view of things, and my way is learned through the experience of 4 years of civil war in a destroyed society. I still do not know lot of things, I do not know how to operate 20 different weapons, I am not ex special forces member, I do not know how to survive in prolonged period in wilderness, and I am still learning lot of things. But I know how I survived SHTF and how real SHTF looks like, and the real problem is that it definitely does not look like majority of preppers imagine it. Allow me to address again some common misconception about SHTF...

Mason-Dixon Tactical - Selco’s Questions And Guidance For SHTF ... good commentary on Selco's essay

 

Willing hostage, City Journal - Videos from Evergreen State College in Washington state show mobs of students—mostly but not only black—haranguing their professors and accusing them of racist abuse. The college president, George Bridges, is heckled, insulted, mocked, and ordered to stand with his arms firmly at his sides. Bridges complies meekly with all demands, including buying gumbo for his captors. He seems to appreciate, or even enjoy, being forced to submit to what he, after all, likely acknowledges as a just cause.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The guy is defective beyond fixing. He fits Evergreen State 'though, please recall convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal delivered their 1999 graduation address.

Jack Kerwick at Front Page notes, "there is a strong likelihood that these young black kids never would have so much as heard of “white privilege,” much less have an inkling as to what it could mean, had it not been taught to them by faculty and administrators."

 

No more, Ace Of Spades - Watch this video of the Empowered Mob demanding more firings at Evergreen college last week, and tell me the path of merely condemning mob lunacy is having any effect at all. Do they ever actually suffer for their own choices? Do they ever experience a setback larger than just not getting their way, this week? No. And it's time for that to change. We shall have One Law in this country, or none at all. If these tactics are permissible—and effective, as they certainly appear to be—then they are permissible for all, not just a special privileged group of Empowered Snowflake Warriors. They're not even attempting to turn us into serfs covertly any longer—it's now just pretty much out in the open. No more.

Gavin McInnes at Taki's Magazine has come to the same place as Ace:

The right isn’t violent. The left is. By allowing these sociopaths to shut down free speech with violence you are all but demanding a war. Okay, fine, you got it. It’s official. This is a war.

as has Kurt Schlichter at Town Hall:

Liberals Are Shocked To Find We’re Starting To Hate Them Right Back ... we normals didn’t choose the new rules. The left did. It gave us Ferguson, Middlebury College, Berkeley, and “Punch a Nazi” – which, conveniently for the left, translates as “punch normals.”

as has Jim Quinn at the Burning Platform:

When the authorities think they have the right to threaten citizens regarding what they write on a blog, the time to fight is approaching rapidly... The normal people (aka basket of deplorables) have to take a stand against these fascist bullies. They are violent. They will need to be defeated with violence.

and Francis Porretto at Liberty's Torch:

... they’ve passed the point of no return: either they’ll succeed in bringing down the American Constitutional order and installing themselves irremediably in power, or they’ll go down to a defeat so smashing that it will marginalize them for decades to come ... This has tactical implications for us in the Right: specifically, that from this point forward, no tactic will be ruled out of bounds.

 

Progs, Z Man - These tactics we see Progressives employ to corrupt public institutions suggests a level of plotting and scheming that strains credulity. The great puzzle of the Progressive epoch is that they have never been more than 20% of the white population, but they have dominated American life since the Civil War. An organized and dedicated minority can punch well above its weight, if the majority is disorganized or unwilling to enforce its majority privileges. For this to happen for five generations speaks the power of fanaticism when expressed as a group behavioral trait.

 

Trying harder, Taki's Magazine - There is much evidence that African-Americans thrive most not in liberal institutions, such as the hippie college Evergreen State, but in conservative ones, such as the U.S. Army. Similarly, the public-school district with the biggest white-black gap in the country is perhaps the most notoriously leftist one, Berkeley, Calif. In contrast, the school district with the highest black and Hispanic test scores in America is highly Republican Frisco, Tex. Personal responsibility and self-discipline would appear to offer blacks their best hope.

 

1929. Bank run, October, Los Angeles California

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg During the Crash of '29 it became clear that mounting bank failures were systemic—their obligations greatly exceeded their deposits—and that banks had gambled depositor's savings funds on the now-collapsing stock exchange. Savers, many suddenly unemployed, understandably wanted to withdraw their funds before the doors closed forever. These were the infamous "bank runs", a phrase that blames the victim if ever there was one.

The words "United States" are no longer allowed in bank titles.

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg "Gallows humor" was a popular theme for newspaper and magazine cartoonists following the Crash of '29.

 

More stuff you may want to think about
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Moral clarity, Spectator - So far as the slaughterers of Christians in Egypt and elsewhere are concerned, the discussion ended a millennium and a half ago. Peace in Western terms is not in the least what the slaughterers of Christian children in Egypt have in mind. They have in mind annihilation of those with scruples or objections to their viewpoint. Is that not plain? The case is one of unmitigated evil flourishing in a world reluctant to speak such a “judgmental” word as evil. A wondrous thing is moral clarity. And the number and powerlessness of those who don’t — won’t, plainly as you may speak to them — understand what goes on around them.

Liberty's Torch - He who refuses to recognize a blood enemy will fall to that enemy. The refusal to recognize Islam's ineradicable hostility to anything other than Islam will allow Muslims to continue to reap innocent lives

 

4chan, HeatStreet - 4chan users can be some of the most efficient crowdsourcing researchers on the web. Their new research obsession is antifa, the loose group of anti-fascists, consisting of communists and anarchists, who’ve been wreaking havoc in the Trump era. The group uses violence and black bloc tactics and have been involved in various riots and street clashes with the alt right, most notably in Berkeley, California. 4chan/pol/ are now attempting to create a database of antifa members through a crowdsourced investigation. It is uncertain at this point what the scope of the database will be.

HeatStreet - 4chan Is Working Overtime to Solve the Seth Rich Murder

 

Planet 9, Smithsonian - Astronomers working on the Dark Energy Survey made a discovery last October that leads them to believe they may be the first ones to see Planet 9. The group announced the discovery of a super-distant object they dubbed DeeDee, for “distant dwarf.” The icy ball of rock lies nearly 100 times farther from the sun than Earth. Gerdes says, “If Planet 9 happens to be out there, I believe it is bright enough to show up in our data, and in the next year or so we’ll know if it’s there or not. It’s a matter of months to a year, not decades.” With so many astronomers now looking, Gerdes may be right about the timing.

 

1929. Jumper, New York City

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Traders jumping out of windows after the Crash of '29 is said, today, to be an urban myth. Perhaps, but there's evidence they were more underreported than myth. Winston Churchill claimed to have personally witnessed one.

Suppressing the news isn't a recent thing. In a day when every ten-dollar robbery rated at least a paragraph, some major events—regional insurgencies for one—were reported as local news if they were reported at all.

Witnesses on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the '29 crash say traders were screaming and fighting with each other when new batches of "sell orders" were released, some collapsed, some just stood frozen in shock. That a few took their lives should be no surprise.

 

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Second method of dinosaur flight, Cosmos - Just when palaeontologists though they’d seen it all, this weird little fossil would reveal a bizarre experiment in the evolution of flight in dinosaurs – a process that also gave rise to modern birds. We now know of about 50 species of dinosaur for which there is direct evidence of feathers. Weird dinosaurs indeed, yet none of them were as perplexing as the specimen that Xu first examined in detail in 2009. This new dinosaur had a feathered body but wings made of skin flaps. You’d never expect there would be a dinosaur with bat-like or pterosaur-like wings instead of feathered wings.

 

Media monarchy, Spectator - In the past most conservatives considered the mainstream media to be part of the support system for the Democratic Party, its public relations department or marketing division. Recently the direction of control in that relationship has reversed. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that it’s the media, not the Democratic Party, who are driving the bus. What are the media’s qualifications for governing? Journalism school? Gender studies? Their hysteria and fact twisting (fake news) is doing serious damage to their credibility. Without credibility the media don’t amount to much.

 

1932. A bread line in San Francisco California

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg "Bread line" is a term that included literally handing out a loaf of bread to anyone standing in line, to "soup kitchens" offering no-cost or low-cost meals for walk-ins. Typically run by the Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army today, they multiplied greatly during the Great Depression, supported by charity organizations and churches, some sponsored by the city. Standing in a bread line was humiliating, but there was plenty of company.

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Before they morphed into the anti-white, anti-working class crusaders for fringe perverts—and clueless why they lose elections, Progressives concerned themselves with what they hopefully called "class warfare". The Great Depression offered easy pickin's and great visuals that brought out the armchair Marxist in political cartoonists. This one's especially clever.

 

 

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Red pill, Select/all NY Magazine - Countering the burgeoning far-right extremism is difficult. Extremists may be using new technologies, but any effective response will require tackling long-standing racist, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic beliefs. The movement is intrinsically linked to misogyny and investments in traditional masculinity, which aren’t disappearing anytime soon. Despite the clever memes and the shock content, embracing far-right beliefs isn’t edgy or rebellious or funny. It’s simply continuing a disgraceful and all-too-current thread of American history. And we must recognize it in order to effectively confront it.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Urban lefties are alwaysalwaysalways surprised when they learn contrary opinion actually exists. Their lips automatically form the words "far right extremism" to ward off evil spirits. Then comes shock, outrage and frantic virtue-signalling. Look at the author's choice of words, "disgraceful" and "must be confronted", as if she'd found a rabid raccoon in the kitchen.

Then they get down to their real fear. As "internet and media scholars"—mind you—"what concerns us most is that this radicalization seems to be spreading". They've even discovered some men are "resistant to the idea of “male privilege” or “white privilege.” Wait'll they discover young men with "investments in traditional masculinity" think they're annoying twits.

 

From the Unviversity of Wisconsin-Madison course, "The Problem with Whiteness," Instructor: Dr. Audrey M. Elegbede, Ph.D., via Jessica Murphy, UW student writing at the Maclver Institute.

 

Alt-Christianity, Damian Michael - Under the “watchful” eye of standard conservative Christians, Christianity in the West has become more liberal, more feminized, more Churchian, and entirely less Christian! Many Christian men are leaving Christian churches and are searching for an alternative to the weak-kneed Churchianity that they see around them. Is there any Christian alternative to be had? There is, and it is called Alt-Christianity. Alt-Christianity also aims to be a means by which orthodox Christianity could be revived amongst men in the West. Since traditional Christianity is a pillar of Western Civilization, the importance of this goal can't be overstated. Alt-Christianity can be summarized by the following 21 points ...

 

Nukes, Defense One - Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member of Russia’s parliament told government security officials. “On the issue of NATO expansion on our borders, at some point I heard from the Russian military — if U.S. forces, NATO forces, are, were, in the Crimea, in eastern Ukraine, Russia is undefendable militarily in case of conflict without using nuclear weapons in the early stage of the conflict. For us, NATO is a military alliance spanning three-quarters of the global defense money, now planning to expand that figure.”

 

1945. Marines repair a damaged Sherman tank on Okinawa

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg At right is an M32 tank recovery vehicle, an M4 chassis with a 30-ton winch in place of the gun turret. It's rotating A-frame jib included an 18 foot boom, visible in the photo. At left is an M4 Sherman tank with what may be damage from a mine. Mines, artillery fire and IEDs like the 'pole bomb'—suicide Lunge Mines—substituted for the array of true anti-tank weapons used in the European Theatre.

 

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We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
Ayn Rand

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Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves.
Traditional

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If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Ayn Rand

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand

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Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell, 1984

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There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

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The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses.
Kevin Brekke

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When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

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Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics ... It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Vaclav Havel

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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

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We have reached a point of diminishing returns in our public life. Hardly anything actually needs doing. We may in fact be past that point; not only does nothing much need doing, but we'd benefit if much of what has been done were to be undone.
John Derbyshire

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The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.
Ayn Rand

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Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson

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When you are fed, there are many problems. When you are hungry, there is one problem.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

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We have reached the stage where satire is prophecy.
Theodore Dalrymple

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