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  1. It looks like the Southern Illinois University Press leaves out Impressions of Soviet Russia and the revolutionary world ("and the revolutionary world" is not capitalized on the title page). The first six chapters, the ones about Soviet Russia: Impressions of Soviet Russia
  2. The late John Ridpath might have been interested in joining such a movement.
  3. Great preliminary analysis by Rudy Giuliani: The Rally and the Riot: What Really Happened On January 6th (uploaded to BitChute after techtotalitarians removed it from YouTube).
  4. Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman, trespassed on what people who go in for hypocrisy call “the sacred temple of democracy” (Wesley Widmaier). For this misdemeanor she got what she deserved, shot through the neck and killed. It was just and right.
  5. No. "Idiots" is vulgar. I ought to have written: His detractors call him "authoritarian" when his problem was that he wasn't authoritarian enough.
  6. The time and place for riots was the day or so after election day at each separate state capitol. States are responsible for their elections. It is the state legislators who allowed the 2020 election to be stolen and who should have been the target. In D.C. on January 6 what could the protesters have hoped to accomplish? Without agent provocateurs – Antifa and perhaps deep state actors (probably there’s overlap between the two) – if enough protesters had occupied the Capitol building they might have delayed the event indefinitely, and given the public time to realize the election had been stolen. There were two problems. The existence of agent provocateurs within their ranks. That was easily foreseen. Their purpose was to make the occupation look bad. The other problem was that Trump was not on the protesters’ side. He could have ordered Capitol security to leave the protesters alone but he did nothing. All through his presidency Trump doesn't seem to have realized that he was president. Idiots call him "authoritarian" when his problem was that he wasn't authoritarian enough. Before the election all he did about mail-in ballots was tweet. Could he have made mail-in ballots illegal by executive order? I don't know, but he could have made some real effort instead of just talking. The same goes for the other methods of election fraud. Anyway, too little too late. Events should not have been allowed to reach the point they did.
  7. merjet, Duh! But what is the relevance of your remark? Have you read any of my references regarding the evidence? How much proof do you need? I'm not here to read them for you. You don't even need my references, you can use the Internet as well as I can. Don't be like Yaron Brook and Gregory Salmieri.
  8. DonAthos, “Trump is an authoritarian and a statist.” Even if partly true Trump still looks great compared with Biden/Kamala. “He has been searching for a way to overturn the election for months ...” Overturn? Trump and many others claim that Biden/Kamala’s victory was due to massive election fraud. There are many links to articles about this at the end of Theft of the U.S. Presidency. The most articulate are Bill Whittle, Scott Adams, and Paul Craig Roberts.
  9. Wrong in the tactical sense, not the moral. They should have known it would play bad visually and that Antifa would make it look even worse.
  10. I listened to part of Trump’s speech, as much as I could stomach. He threw loyal supporters under the bus. It was all right to say that storming the Capitol was the wrong thing to do but then he should have said that he understood their feelings and motivation. And he should have described, at length, the role of Antifa. Not only did Trump concede, worse, his use of the past tense sounds like he has given up trying to get election fraud acknowledged in the courts. He has dropped all election challenges in Georgia according to this article.
  11. From today’s New York Times: Chief Steven A. Sund of the Capitol Police ... defended the actions of the officers as “heroic,” despite widespread criticism over how easily they were overrun by the mob of Trump supporters. ... In a pair of videos ... a woman who has a Make America Great Again flag draped around her can be seen stepping up to a ledge next to a door to the Speaker’s Lobby, a long hallway with portraits of former speakers of the House. As soon as she steps up to the ledge next to the door, a loud bang can be heard, and she falls to the ground. ... ... Chief Sund said his agency had placed the officer who shot Ms. Babbitt on administrative leave and that the officer’s police powers had been suspended. He did not identify the officer.
  12. You can figure out who killed her from: CBSnews.com: “A woman was shot by a plainclothes Capitol Police officer after breaching the Capitol and attempting to enter the House chamber, according to acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee. She was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Contee said. The shooting is being investigated by MPD's internal affairs unit, which is responsible for investigating all officer-involved deaths in Washington, D.C., even those involving other agencies.” Woman, unarmed, trespassing. A trigger-happy plainclothes policeman?
  13. Eiuol, It’s not arbitrary, even without the evidence provided by Tracy Beanz on Twitter. Biden had everything to gain from this spectacle and false flagging is what leftists do. See also https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3920775/posts Speaking of “arbitrary” see Mouthpieces for Election Riggers
  14. Brook’s views on the vote count controversy are reviewed here.
  15. Yaron Brook thinks he got what he hoped for but there are many anomalies in the election. He came out November 5th or 6th saying that his “educated guess” is that there will be no “provable” vote fraud. He meant fraud either by those who want the Republicans to win or by those who want the Democrats to win, he sees the two groups as equally likely to engage in fraud. His arguments are ridiculous, see: Yaron Brook Show (starts at 9:44)
  16. Tucker Carlson may cover this but it looks like Fox News in general has gone over to the dark side.
  17. DonAthos, I gave my reasons for thinking that Bobulinski and Giuliani are telling the truth. Why do you think they are lying? They have a lot to lose here so calling them liars is a serious charge. Will charges be filed against the Biden crime family? The so called Department of Justice is corrupt as hell – again see the work of the late Rodney Stich – so it is very possible this will go nowhere. The Wall Street Journal article by Andrew Duehren and James Areddy of October 23rd about Bobulinski is behind a paywal but several other media outlets have published a recap which I’ve read. I’m not impressed. The salient fact is that Hunter Biden somehow got rich yet in ability and experience he is a total zero. How did he do it? I don't trust the WSJ, a Powers-That-Be stalwart. Big Business is usually on the side of statism. They are not acting as their own destroyer, they are acting as my destroyer. But the crimes of Biden et al might be too much for the WSJ. On October 28th, five days after the Duehren and Areddy article, their editorial board published a piece beginning (the full editorial is behind a paywall):
  18. That is, lying about Biden's dealings with China. Beside Rudy Giuliani’s testimony see Interview of Tom Bobulinski (Tucker Carlson Tonight, October 27th 2020) Bobulinski is a businessman. He connects Biden to PRC – 20% equity in a deal (personally), brother 20%, son 20%, others the rest – "plausible deniability" around 17:45, falsely blaming Russia around 22:50. I think Bobulinski and Giuliani are telling the truth because they have documentation which can be checked for veracity, because they have no reason to lie about it and risk going to jail, and because of their manner. Giuliani has a fairly good biography (I don’t know Bobulinski’s). The FBI has a long history of corruption – see the books by Rodney Stich. It’s no surprise they are dishonest yet again. An act and a pathetic one.
  19. Biden is totally compromised. As many have said, he should be in jail, not running for president. Joe Biden Partnered with Chinese Communists for $30M by Rudy Giuliani, 28 October 2020.
  20. Biden isn’t just evil in the sense of evil politics, he is evil in the sense of corrupt as hell. A vote for “none of the above” does not help defeat Biden. Beside the Rudy Giuliani video at the end of my last post, see Interview of Tom Bobulinski (Tucker Carlson Tonight, October 27th 2020) He is a businessman, and connects Biden to PRC – 20% equity in deal (personally), brother 20%, son 20%, others the rest. "plausable deniablilty" around 17:45, falsely blaming Russia around 22:50.
  21. DonAthos, QAnon? Earlier I posted a link to Rudy Giuliani. From what little I’ve read about QAnon they sound like cranks. But just because there isn’t a secret group of perverts ruling the world doesn’t make the Jeffrey Epstein case disappear.
  22. DonAthos, Trump does something you acknowledge is good by itself, but in context it isn’t good. What happened to Biden in your analysis of this contextualized Trump? What Biden has done – and will do if president – may appear bad by itself, but in context it isn’t bad. ??? Coming up is an extraordinarily important election. At this point our concern should be comparing Trump with Biden. In that context I don’t much care if Trump is unprincipled. Furthermore I think you are doubly wrong in the example of Trump rescinding the Obama regulation that forced low-income housing on suburbia. Trump gave his reasons for doing it and they are good reasons. No, he didn’t wax libertarian about property rights but he did come right out and say the regulation made suburbs less safe. What president in the last fifty years would have the guts to point that out? You need to show me the club or hook concealed behind what he did. Trump posed with the Bible! My God! It makes Biden's China dealings look small and shabby in comparison. I’m being sarcastic – let’s get some perspective here.
  23. Why “feel tainted” (to quote Ninth Doctor) voting for Trump in order to defeat Biden? Or, if you live in a blue (for sure Democrat) state, in order to make Biden’s victory as narrow as possible? If a thug holds a gun to your head you wouldn’t feel tainted by lying, tricking, doing anything to get away. The “system” is holding Biden to your head and the system is threatening to blow your brains out. Whatever color your state you should feel tainted voting for Biden. Rudy Giuliani on the Biden Crime Family
  24. DonAthos, I’m no fan of Bradley Thompson – he continues to defend Carl Barney and Richard Minns in that he blocked me on Twitter for bringing up their issues. But to give credit where it’s due he has been promoting Trump this election. For example this article, published in of all places The American Conservative: Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Unseen and part of the interview with Dave Rubin (39:40 to 41:45) Historian: Correcting Myths of The Founding Fathers Rubin Report August 29th 2020 (reviewed here). In the interview Thompson says: For one of the ugliest aspects of the Deep State see the two articles referenced in my last post. --------------------------------- Were it not for Trump the mainstream media would not be talking about immigration. The public has always been against unrestricted immigration, Trump just jumped in front of a parade that has been on the march for a long time. Is the public right? There has been much debate in the Objectivist movement about immigration. Your position is that: But I along with many others in Objectivist circles disagree. Our position is that the alien who illegally crosses our border is the one initiating force against us and violating our rights. I’m not going into the subject here, just pointing out that the answer to the immigration question isn’t as obvious as you seem to think. --------------------------------- I did not say Rand would have endorsed Trump, period. That’s a straw man easily knocked over. I think she would have liked much about him, including his campaign against “Fake News.” Recall that Rand strongly approved of Spiro Agnew’s counter-attack against the MSM of his day. You’ll find a long quote of her on the subject in the Shysters article mentioned in an earlier post. Look at Trump’s opponent. I think Rand would have hated Biden far more than ever she did McGovern. (McGovern’s politics may have been abysmal but at least personally he was a decent man.) --------------------------------- You agree that Trump did good by ending an Obama regulation that forced low-income housing onto suburbs yet you aren’t satisfied because he didn’t put that good action in a broader philosophical context. Most people here would have liked to have seen that too but we can still appreciate what he did. I can't understand this perfectionist attitude, where no matter what good Trump does it doesn't matter because he doesn't know what he's doing on a higher intellectual level, therefore replace him with Biden, who does know what he's doing. --------------------------------- I don’t see any obvious religious pandering in Trump’s Supreme Court appointments. In the case of Barrett perhaps there was feminist pandering Anyway, we are comparing Trump with Biden. If Biden wins and manages to expand and pack the Supreme Court, will his appointments be better? (A rhetorical question to end all rhetorical questions.) --------------------------------- You insinuate that Russiagate is Fake News. In fact it is the highest crime ever in U.S. history, an illegal attempt by men within the U.S. government itself to undo the election of a president. Two of the best commentators about it are Paul Craig Roberts and Stephen Cohen.
  25. • Trump has the right enemies. For example the Deep State – he is so repellent it’s existence has become widely known through its brazen attacks. • He saw the political expediency of bringing up the immigration issue in public. • He pointed out the bias in the news – “fake news.” (Rand would have liked this one.) • He ended an Obama regulation that forced low-income housing onto suburbs. • He appointed Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch (founded by Larry Klayman), to a court oversight commission that can remove judges for misconduct. • He appointed three – count ’em, three – not-so-bad Supreme Court justices. Can you imagine if Hillary ... but I don’t want to have nightmares. • His first Attorney General prosecuted elite child slavery rings. (I haven’t read anything about the current one, William Barr.) hagmannreport.com/president-trump-zeros-in-on-elite-pedophiles lizcrokin.com/uncategorized/trump-takes-two-dozen-elite-pedophiles-including-celebrities-politicians • He’s at least trying to prosecute those behind the Russiagate hoax (William Barr is dragging it out). • He withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. • He banned the indoctrination of federal government employees and contractors with critical race theory. One could easily think of more but isn’t that enough?
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