The Great Tradeoff

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Eastern European commenter ‘Passerby’ validates my wistful reminiscences of having marched in two Communist May Day parades in Warsaw, one in 1978 with my elementary school class and one in ’79 with my dad and his coworkers, for whom participating was mandatory:

Communism was not supporting social liberalism and identity politics. Our communism was about the rich vs the poor. For some reason it protected EE from liberalism. In some ways, communism was traditional.

The West’s “communism” is about women vs men and minorities vs whites. With us, it was about “equality” between rich and poor. With them, it is about gender equality and racial equality.

I remember the first time i heard about “racial equality” from western media. I immediately thought, my God, these people already have communism (a different type), but they did not even know it. It is there already!

Equality was the catch word. I heard…

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The Great Trade-Off

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Thoughts on Communism, then and now.

Going forward, please cluebat any Greenwoodian who doesn’t understand the following from Z Man, via Heartiste:

There’s also the fact that America has been a social democracy for close to a century now. Mostly what the Right in America has done since WW2 is perpetuate a fantasy that is not based in fact. Just about every aspect of American life is socialized to some degree.

There is no area of American life where the state does not play an active role and there is no redistributive goal of their involvement. The core of both parties, both sides of the ruling class, is packed to the gills with central planners. Their only dispute is about the resulting patronage.

One other factoid, relevant for its media/government-school-produced inevitability, via VD:

UK Daily Mail: Half of Millennials and Generation Z want employers to prioritize diversity…

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Do It and This Country Is Ungovernable

Dirt People

Some random observations regards not a random thing.

The Flying Dutchman once said:

When Representative Government Becomes Tyranny

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I still get to vote

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Lord, I miss Ol’ Andrew. The guy was a Warrior. A set of balls that clanked when he walked. A dirt man’s man. Fearless. I do honestly believe they murdered Andrew Breitbart because they feared him, what he was becoming, the power to inspire dirt people, a leader, when into that vacuum of no leaders for the dirt people they created, Andrew was filling every niche nook and cranny. Can. Not. Be. Permitted.

“They can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country and we have the guns… I’m not kidding. They talk a mean game, but they will not cross that line because they know what they’re dealing with. ”              …

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You Scratch My Back, I’ll Stab Yours

The Orthosphere

“The attack on the Jew . . . is an attack on Christianity itself and on the Judeo-Christian basis of our Western civilization.”

San Francisco Chronicle (Oct. 9, 1947)

The notion that Western civilization rests on a Judeo-Christian basis is very largely an invention of the 1940s, when Jews felt a sudden and unprecedented desire join the Western club and lock arms with their Christian “brothers.” Although a palpable oxymoron, the phrase prospered in the years that followed, and is now well established as one of the hardier weeds in the unlovely garden of American political cant.

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