The politics of despair

I wish she was occasionally wrong in all her pessimism about the behaviour of our foreign policy “elites”.

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30 Responses to The politics of despair

  1. struth

    More of this needs to be aired.

  2. Siltstone

    It is not just the the rotten behaviour of our foreign policy “elites”, but domestic behaviour too. Thanks for posting Steve, this highly recommended viewing for Cats.

  3. struth

    What a beautiful lady.
    Integrity and smarts.

    Just finished watching the whole thing.
    Thanks Steve.

    Wouldn’t you love a bit of journalism and research done here on our own march through the institutions?

  4. max

    Memory Hole: A Long-Suppressed Manuscript on American Socialism
    The Fabian Transmission Belt
    https://www.garynorth.com/public/13171.cfm

    Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain – 1919-1931
    https://mises.org/library/fabianism-political-life-britain-1919-1931

    Fabian Freeway: High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A.
    https://mises.org/library/fabian-freeway-high-road-socialism-usa

  5. nb

    Diana West: ‘I learned no longer to see the world – these conflicts between the free world and the communist world or Democrat and Republican – I learned to look at things between who wants to bring things into the open and who is trying to cover them up. And you no longer see party divisions, you no longer even see divisions in terms of free world/communist world. There are people who want the truth to come out and let the people decide, and those who wish to withhold it from the people and never let the people have a role.’
    A theme from West’s book ‘American Betrayal’, that she refers to following a discussion of the four page Nunes memo, in 2020-01-14: American Thought Leaders – The Epoch Times – How Communist Ideology Infiltrated America’s Security Agencies & Fueled Spygate—Diana West at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZhDlf7sOaE at 25.56
    For the Nunes memo see https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/read-the-full-text-of-the-nunes-memo/552191/

    Springing to mind: James Cook University; temperature adjustments by the Bureau of Meteorology; the ABC and its one-side-only climate policy. Think deep state.

  6. Howard Hill

    If you liked that, Struth, try this one:
    More Deadly Than War – A Lecture by G. Edward Griffin.
    He Pretty much explains it all. It’s uncanny how close his lecture is at explaining what’s happened to Australia over the last 40 years and ongoing.

    And yes she was very good. But unless we can drum into the masses, it won’t help.
    Australia’s got retards and farmer wants a whore are more in tune to their viewing pleasure.

  7. ‘American Betrayal’ great book – well worth getting a copy – under US$20 @ Abebooks

    The USA/west has been penetrated and infiltrated with USSR agents or fellow travelers from the election of FDR. Chapter after chapter has stuff that will shock.

  8. Iampeter

    Is this the same Diana West that wrote American Betrayal?
    I thought that was a pretty good book for a conservative. It was even principled enough to go after the neocons who have today re-branded themselves as heroes but should actually be remembered as the clueless villains they actually always were.
    She got slammed pretty badly for this by conservatives and had to write another book countering all their attacks.
    Now she’s just sold out and is trying to cash in on the Trump-Train just like every other conservative grifter.
    Sad!

    Suggesting that a nationalists statist like Trump is on the other side of politics from “Marxists” is exactly the kind of nonsense she would’ve attacked neocons for.

    If I’m actually identifying her correctly then this is a very disappointing descent into mindless tribalism for cash.

  9. Tom

    Thanks for posting this, Steve — lots of grist for the mill from one of America’s few real investigative reporters* about the traitors in our midst. I particularly liked Diana West’s work on Nellie Orr, the Marxist academic in love with Stalin’s reign of terror who became one of the lead Deep State actors trying to bring down the Trump presidency from inside the US Justice Department. And that’s before we get to whacko communist fruitcakes like Jim Comey, who a healthy republic would have drummed out of office as a junior decades ago.

    *The US journalism market is so big it can survive whims like the current wokeness epidemic, which is a deadly killer of media businesses.

  10. CameronH

    A great book that describes how all this happens is Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell.

  11. bollux

    It is easy for a conservative, logical, reasonable thinking adult to know good from evil, right from wrong etc. Iampeter and all his Leftist, progressive friends are totally confused about this. They want the “Establishment” de-established and don’t care how it happens. Why? I don’t know but I’m sure Roger Scruton did, and I think Steve Kates does as well.

  12. Iampeter

    It is easy for a conservative, logical, reasonable thinking adult to know good from evil, right from wrong etc. Iampeter and all his Leftist, progressive friends are totally confused about this.

    Why am I a “leftist?”
    I’m not the one who supports a nationalist and statist like Trump. I also don’t support conservatives who want to regulate every aspect of peoples lives like a religious version of progressives.

    I’m one of the very, VERY few people at the Cat you couldn’t call a leftist.

    Politics actually has a lot more to it than mindlessly repeating political-sounding words without any idea what you’re saying.

  13. Tim Neilson

    Why am I a “leftist?”
    I’m not the one who supports a nationalist and statist like Trump. I also don’t support conservatives who want to regulate every aspect of peoples lives like a religious version of progressives.

    Poor old Iamashiteater.

    No matter how often he re-reads his own turds – sorry “words” – he’ll never realise how badly he beclowns himself.

    He’ll just never get it.

  14. struth

    I’m not the one who supports a nationalist and statist like Trump.

    A nationalist is left wing?

    Without a nation there is no democracy.
    Iampoo is an anarchist, and the job of the left and and anarchists both, is to destroy the western civilisation nation state.

  15. Zatara

    And that’s before we get to whacko communist fruitcakes like Jim Comey, who a healthy republic would have drummed out of office as a junior decades ago.

    Point of clarification. Comey was not career FBI. Rather he was a political appointee of Obama in 2013 who made him Director of the FBI.

    Guess who preceded him in that office. Dirty Bobbie Mueller of Mueller report fame.

    So your deep state point is well made Tom.

  16. Howard Hill

    struth
    #3297456, posted on January 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Howard hill.
    did you see this when I posted it?

    Yeah, I’ve seen that before. These are the reasons I’m not optimistic about the softly, softly approach to rid ourselves of these scum.
    I have some very good Polish and Romanian friends that lived through this crap before moving here. Both reckon we’re not too far away from a Nicolae Ceaușescu moment. Keep your powder dry.
    And speaking of powder, Virginia, USA will be interesting to follow tomorrow with the big gun grab they’re trying to pull off.

  17. John A

    struth #3297062, posted on January 19, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    More of this needs to be aired.

    This must be her follow up after “American Betrayal.”

  18. John A

    Just bought the Kindle version at Amazon.

    It’s now on my (lengthening) reading list.

  19. Iampeter

    A nationalist is left wing?

    Without a nation there is no democracy.

    I guess socialism is also not left wing, right?
    I mean “there is no democracy” without the social.

    The left wing is the collectivist. That means ALL collectivist ideologies, whether they be nationalism, socialism, Christianity, environmentalism, anarchy, etc.

    To be right wing is to be an individualist. That means standing for individual rights, which means supporting rights-protecting government and capitalism.

    I know these are all incomprehensible terms to politically illiterate, left wing crackpots like you that post here for some reason, using words you don’t understand.

  20. JC

    Sinc
    You really need to stop this repetitive trolling. It’s ruining threads.

  21. Tim Neilson

    JC
    #3297542, posted on January 20, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    I agree. It’s dangerous.

    Sooner or later someone is going to asphyxiate with laughter at Iamashiteater’s conceit, stupidity, ignorance and lack of self-awareness.

  22. Professor Fred Lenin

    Pete thinks everybody is ledft wing except him ,or is he really a righwinger ,or is he just a shitstirrer ,I think he is the latter ,ignore the shitstirring twat ,scroll past him he bathes in the self percievedbglory of annoying people , its a psychotic affliction ,attention deficit syndrome ,ignore him totally not a word of reply or abuse ,just silence ,it will drive him outof his mind ,no need to ban him send him to Coventry he is a Non Person .{

  23. Professor Fred Lenin

    P S ,the guy who won the war in Vietnam 100 years ago could join pete in Coventry they would end up murdering each other , still numbers had experience with mentally challenged kids ,he might do pete a bit of good .

  24. Boambee John

    Prof Fred

    Pete thinks everybody is ledft wing except him ,or is he really a righwinger ,or is he just a shitstirrer

    1ampmeter needs to remember the words of the not very great Gough: “Only the impotent are pure”.

    1ampmeter is very pure!

  25. Iampeter

    Sinc
    You really need to stop this repetitive trolling. It’s ruining threads.

    Oh the lack of self awareness…

    Pete thinks everybody is ledft wing except him

    No, I just think those that don’t support individual rights, rights-protecting government and capitalism are left wing. Which is exactly what I said…

    The only reason this triggers so many is it gives a glimpse to what an actual right wing position sounds like and how far removed all you geniuses posting on what’s meant to be a right wing blog are from such a position. Which raises some pretty big questions you find easier to evade. Oh, then project what you’re doing onto me. Just see JC’s contribution to every thread for a good example of that.

  26. Tim Neilson

    Iampeter
    #3297676, posted on January 20, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Which raises some pretty big questions you find easier to evade.

    I’m glad to hear you’re opposed to evading questions Iamashiteater.

    So have you apologised yet for your conceit, stupidity and ignorance in beclowning yourself by insisting that Trump hadn’t repealed any “regulations” [YOUR word] because no “bill” [YOUR word ] had gone to Congress to do so?

  27. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Diana West’s reference to the church and a communist mindset (re Comey & Hillary Clinton) I found very interesting. In his book Blacklisted by History M. Stanton Evans also discusses the relationship between some protestant church pastors and communist sympathies. If I find the page(s), I’ll post it verbatim.

  28. I should have mentioned Herbert Hoover’s large (900 odd page) tome “Freedom Betrayed” – Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and its Aftermath.

    Well worth working through 0ver a few months.

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