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“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that, in the process, he does not become a monster himself. Gaze long enough into an abyss, and the abyss will gaze right back into you.”

—Nietzsche

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"Truth being the first casualty in war" combined with "No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy" wisdoms do not spare anyone the reality of war winning: you have to kill more of them than they can kill of you.

While "killing" is open to relative interpretation and application, it remains that war is a "messy" business. Trying to avoid becoming the monster we fight is noble, a value to always bear in mind, representative of who we are (or hope to be).

But why do you think so many who have experienced actual bloody, up-close-and-personal combat don't like to talk about it? Our existential enemies do not intend to ever give quarter. Always bear this in mind even while attempting to remain "better than they are".

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Although admittedly challenging once pawns have been pitted against one another on the literal battlefield, sidestepping the false dichotomy of us vs. them through creativity, humor, and propaganda-exposing truths is the most effective way to avoid falling into the monsterdom trap.

Few essays uncloak the artificiality of the linguistic and psychological techniques used to dupe the populace into sacrificing themselves for their rulers more effectively than Aldous Huxley’s essay “Words and Behavior.” Below are a few choice excerpts (I published the original essay and more select quotes here: https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/consequential-quotes-aldous-huxleys):

“The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual human beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own, to inflict upon the innocent and, innocent themselves of any crime against their enemies, to suffer cruelties of every kind.”

“The implication in both cases is that war is indistinguishable from a bout of fisticuffs in a bar room. Whereas in reality it is profoundly different. A scrap between two individuals is forgivable; mass murder, deliberately organized, is a monstrous iniquity. We still choose to use war as an instrument of policy; and to comprehend the full wickedness and absurdity of war would therefore be inconvenient. For, once we understood, we should have to make some effort to get rid of the abominable thing.”

“The attempt to secure justice, peace and democracy by means of a ‘force,’ which means, at this particular moment of history, thermite, high explosives and vesicants, is about as reasonable as the attempt to put out a fire with a colorless liquid that happens to be, not water, but petrol.”

“We protect our minds by an elaborate system of abstractions, ambiguities, metaphors and similes from the reality we do not wish to know too clearly; we lie to ourselves, in order that we may still have the excuse of ignorance, the alibi of stupidity and incomprehension, possessing which we can continue with a good conscience to commit and tolerate the most monstrous crimes.”

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“We protect our minds by an elaborate system of abstractions, ambiguities, metaphors and similes from the reality we do not wish to know too clearly; we lie to ourselves, in order that we may still have the excuse of ignorance, the alibi of stupidity and incomprehension, possessing which we can continue with a good conscience to commit and tolerate the most monstrous crimes.”

I have known many people in my life, and the biggest difference between the good and not-so-good is the ability to compartmentalize. This is the underlying power of the elite. The people of more humble standing are usually more honest with themselves and others, which is why they could never survive in a corporate boardroom - you must be able to live the Kabuki Theater without destroying yourself psychologically. To do this successfully, you must master the art of self-deception and compartmentalization. The enemy of the elite is the unified mind that can apply logic and moral reasoning across the entire spectrum of reality.

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🎯🎯🎯

Well-spotted, Kertch. One of the reasons menticide is so effective is people become willing participants in their own self-deception:

https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-the-menticided-a-12-step

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Menticide - an excellent post. It seems to be an addiction. To paraphrase Ayn Rand; people will suffer the destruction of their bodies and the ruination of their lives to relieve themselves of the chore of thinking.

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An important point to remember too, and one that gives hope, is that the liars always end up believing their own propaganda. The crazed Big Pharma execs, CDC bureaucrats, and war-mongering neocons are precisely in their current predicament because they too succumbed to their own BS.

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Thanks, Kertch, and great paraphrase! If you have the original quote handy, I'd like to add that to my quote files but no worries if not.

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This is a much smarter way of saying what occurred to me today while being forced to watch political ads ad nauseum on cnn because I was stuck in a jiffy lube waiting area for hours: I would have to abandon all self respect and ethics of any kind to participate in any of this

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My position is that if you want money, fame, and power in this world, you must embrace the lie. You must live the lie. God is the Truth, Reality, and Law of the cosmos. Satan is the lie. To embrace the Lie for worldly rewards is to bow before Satan. Matthew 4:8-10 describes this:

'Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"'

To serve God is to serve the truth, for Satan is the Father of Lies.

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I had a similar thing happen to me in 2020. I took my car to have to make it compliant with the air standards. I sat in the waiting area and had to endure the mechanic, out in the bay listening to WSB terrestrial radio. It was wall-to-wall Covid propaganda. The commercials, the news reports, the talk show, it was all propaganda.

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I agree wholeheartedly with El Gato and with Margaret Anna Alice. Cool heads and dedicated direction are absolutely essential right now and into the coming months (possibly years, I pray not!) for all the reasons listed and also because we can never forget that the Cabal wants nothing more than for us to be dead or alternatively in jail, or an internment camp, where we will rot away or simply be murdered. No one gained anything by running off half cocked. Hold that line!!!

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Yes.

While keeping a fixed eye on the "bottom line".

For my part, I do not wish for myself or my legacy to end up like John (the Savage).

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THIS.

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We must be ever vigilant to not become that which we hate.

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake."

~ Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte

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Indeed, libertate. That is a fitting complement to the wisdom of sun mew.

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Summer 2024 itinerary.

Step 1: Get your popcorn/catnip ready.

Step 2: Watch the left eat itself.

Step 3: Laugh https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/subversive-laughter-mock-cringe-commissars

Step 4: Get tired of winning, take a nap, repeat.

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May 9·edited May 9

The Left vs. Right paradigm is fake and 100% manufactured to keep us divided and conquered.

The parasite class uses our personal biases to control us while removing all focus away from THEM.

How many times do we need evidence that BOTH Right and Left governments are OWNED by the Military-Industrial-Pharma Complex? It doesn't matter which one of THEIR puppets gets in because there is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and the Bank of International Settlements. Nobody gets to be a candidate unless they have been positioned by the Cartel.

But yes, we must refuse to take the bait.

https://odysee.com/@TLAVagabond:5/Whitney-Webb-Interview-4-17-24:0

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It's not completely manufactured, there is some basis in reality. There are two paradigms of "govern me more" and "as little to no government as possible."

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Agreed. Look at Mike Johnson and the GOP in the US. They are implementing the Dems' policies for them.

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May 10·edited May 10

BINGO !!!

And ALL threads that move the puppets on a global scale converge in The City of London under the red, five-arrowed coat-of-arms ...🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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May 9·edited May 9

But the mainstream left in America are perverted degereates by current ideology as they have proclaimed. Anyway you look at it.

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You are correct. But, a lot of us aren't going to stand idly by while the left attempts to destroy the parts of our culture required to maintain our standard of living (things like meritocracy).

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The Devil cannot abide mockery. Nor his minions.

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But don't forget, the enemy has a vote too. The neocons and globalists are taking some big hits right now. They are going to lash out wildly.

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Wow! Thank you for sharing the link! Truly brilliant. The memes were hilarious! I will share with others too. Thank you!

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Nice parody of that new TV series. The one where we inadvertently call the aliens, and they decide we need to be wiped out because we lie...but they send us VR machines which basically "manufacture reality." How does that make sense?

Aliens: Wait, you lie? What is lying?"

Also Aliens: Here is a VR machine that looks like a Magneto VR setup which basically "lies."

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Please convince the right to garner some high integrity candidates to run for office!

So far the only ones I see or have seen, that are what I'd look for are Ron Johnson, Ron Paul, now elderly, & Jesse Ventura, now retired. There are more, certainly, but "on the stage," far, far, too few!

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{...to garner some high integrity candidates to run for office...}

Show me ONE single person of high integrity that VOLUNTARILY steps into a cesspool full of narcissistic swamp-monsters without any human empathy; PLEASE !!!

The current, deeply corrupt and rotten administrative system of the US (and others too !! ) CANNOT be regenerated; it's high-time to dump them on the trash-heap of history.

Only then, after a paradigm-shift embraced most of the general populace on how people want to live and interact with each other, global peace will have a chance.

The choice is, as ever, with WE, the People ...

May WE choose wisely this time !!! 🤔🤔🤔🤔 🤞🤞🤞🤞

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How about RFKJr? He extracted himself from the left and has the ability to step into the cesspool on our behalf. He seems to be in agreement with how we all feel:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=TLGGXqEcJf-0K5AyMzA0MjAyNA&time_continue=1236&v=f_ZIkcVBPSE&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kennedy24.com%2F&source_ve_path=MTM5MTE3LDI4NjY2&feature=emb_logo

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see? LOTS of like-minded folks out there. but they watch too much TV, and believe there will be a sane ending to this $&it show

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Just remember, the counter-revolution needs to be based on responsibility, integrity, and self-discipline - three things the immature Wokesters sorely lack. If they are going to throw childish temper-tantrums like 8-year-olds, we should treat them like 8-year-olds. They want to be taken seriously - deny them that!

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How about this one ? :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InAKOZdsJw0

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That was very good!

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The vid, NOT the sick guy !!!🤣🤣🤣

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On the one hand, we need to remember how much better off we are now than we were during the summer of 2020 and the following year. The ethnic riots. The HR mandated sassy clapping for genderqueers and the blathering about "whiteness". The forced experimental medicine.

We're past that. We are winning.

On the other hand, a lot of this stuff cannot be undone. The illegal immigrants are here and in Europe by the millions. The mRNA is in the veins. The debt looks like it's going to create a catastrophe.

Thank you for being the voice of reason, but I think where we're going it might not matter. Can you imagine how the average American or European is going to react to Weimar-like hyperinflation, or the idea that the people (who plainly state that they hate whites) poisoned their kids?

This is going somewhere really nasty. It may be mitigated by thoughtful voices like yours, but the dice have already been rolled.

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I think the institutional rot - universities, judiciary, media, etc. - is too far gone as well. In some ways it's worse here in Canada where we have taken in 2 *million* immigrants per year in the past two years in a country of 40 million (probably 41 million as I write this). It's not sustainable, and if Trudeau is re-elected I honestly think this country will go full Argentina (and I say that as someone with Argentine parents). I don't think the West has hit bottom yet but we've definitely gotten on that express elevator.

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If Trudeau is re-elected we Americans may need to build a wall on the northern border as well. (Just kidding, we’ll take the normie Canadians.)

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If he's re-elected it's very likely Canada won't *exist* in its current form by the 2030s: I can easily see Quebec, Alberta and maybe Saskatchewan either leave the federation entirely or some kind of EU-type federation emerge where the federal government is basically reduced to a concierge for King William (assuming we don't chuck the monarchy after Charles kicks it).

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Sadly, it won't matter if it's Trudeau or Pollievre or someone else. They all work for the same people, and it's not us. They have been slowly dismantling The West for decades, regardless of who was in gov't. Now it's happening so fast, it's just easier to see.

In Canada, we started sending our natural resources to China for processing instead of keeping all those "value added" jobs here. Most western countries did the same as planned. Now China has a middle class and we've all but lost ours. So there's no way to build our economy. But we're importing millions of people as you say. Where will they work? How can that kind of social pressure end well? It can't and that's the point. One of them anyway.

We need to focus on our own local communities where we can actually make a difference politically and socially. It's harder than just voting and then blaming a politician when it goes wrong. But taking responsibility for where we live is the only way we can change this now that the rot is so deep. Only hope we have.

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{...taking responsibility for where we live is the only way we can change this now that the rot is so deep. Only hope we have...}

YEEEEAAAAHHH !!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍

But people who want to be constantly pampered and being doled-out freebies by the administration have shown more than once to abhor ANY kind of personal responsibility ...

THAT is the problem ...

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True. You'll never get everybody to attend town council meetings and otherwise hold local governments accountable. But we just need more, not necessarily all.

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May 9·edited May 10

Pierre Pollievre who massively profited from the fake pandemic via his wife's substantial investments in Pharma products used during the scamdemic will save Canada? Wake the fk up. BOTH Conservatives and Liberals are owned by the Cartel. Buying into the fake 2-party paradigm just perpetuates this shit.

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Especially given your family heritage, these concerns are troubling to say the least. Yet as a Yankee with close familial ties to Canada, I fear you are correct. Are you forecasting the hyper acceleration of inflation in Canada first? Followed by more socialist tyranny?

Or is it more likely the other way around: socialism wreaking its inevitable economic havoc, opening the door for the heavy hand of even more authoritarian government?

So sad to see our northern neighbor betraying its North American roots and going down the path of European leftism.

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In a typical, Canadian vanilla, vinyl-seat manner, yes. What we're seeing with the Liberal party is essentially a northern Peronism: an ever-expanding, parasitic public sector that feeds off of the few productive remnants of the economy. And as his reaction to the Trucker Convoy has shown, there is definitely a sinister authoritarianism underneath the sheen of smiley face Trudeaupian progressivism. This is leading to an increasing rot in Canadian civic life, to the point where corrupt institutions are first tolerated, then questioned, then outright attacked for sheer survival, so it's no coincidence he's bringing in ever draconian censorship legislation to keep the lid on the pot (a recent, secret RCMP report essentially says this in so many terms).

My parents left before the dictatorship in 1978; people forget the rot began under Peron's second wife, Isabel, when the economy began to spiral, police stations were attacked, and civic order broke down when leftist violence began spreading throughout the country. In Canada's case I'm not sure we'll get to that level of violence, but in some sense the rot will manifest itself in the face of truly insane immigration numbers, increasing cultural fragmentation and rapid economic degradation where no one in Canada under 40 years old will ever believe they will own a home; we're starting to see significant emigration numbers for example among young professionals, especially in tech.

So no I don't think we'll see Ford Falcons whisking people off into the night, never to be seen again. But I don't see a good future ahead, at all.

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Everything you said rings so true.

My younger relatives have already despaired of ever achieving home ownership. They've given up hope, and I honestly don't know what to advise them to do, because I don't see an answer for them either. Their weekly cost of living is more than they make, and they've already sold assets and/or defaulted on their credit cards.

I'm liquidating any exposure (not that it's a lot) I have to Canadian assets (thanks, Trudeau) because of what I observed with the Trucker Convoy. I just don't trust the Federal Govt anymore not to confiscate my investment (a summer getaway cottage) or make it inconvertible. And I really can't afford to keep it much longer anyway.

So you have capital and value-added processing jobs leaving, and people rushing in (to do what? I wonder). Meanwhile, irreplaceable resources are exported to the benefit of an elite few. Can't end well. At best, a Dickens-like class system looms ahead.

Of course the U.S. faces a similar fate down the road if it doesn't change direction soon. Four more years of the current administration may be enough to seal our doom.

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Agree. How do you think the millions of illegals flooding into the country, and given benefits/eventual citizenship are going to vote? They are benefiting by virtue of the tint of their skin. No way they are going to pull the plug on wokeness.

From what I understand, the census takes into account the total number of people (including non-citizens) living in a state. Electoral votes are awarded using this system. Hence, the seemingly stupid behavior of blue state governors giving benefits to illegals, not citizens, and not giving a rip about taxpayers fleeing their state. They are fortifying D states.

The revolution is underway. Everywhere.

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This is precisely the issue they are using to manipulate you into cheering for Artificial Intelligence, ubiquitous surveillance and a SMART border wall. Don't fall for it.

https://odysee.com/@TLAVagabond:5/Whitney-Webb-Interview-4-17-24:0

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Seems to me they will be given citizenship for military service

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like in Russia!? (because putin is sooo different...)

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Why deflect? We are discussing all of the illegal “immigration” of *military-aged* men in the US, and what options the US government has to deal with it

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No deflection. I am just saying somehow all countries are behaving quite the same. Like during covid.

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BINGO !!!!

What a coincidence ...

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Welcome to NM! Proud sanctuary state and proudly repressing regular Americans on a daily basis!! Look at who won all the statewide offices and federal Senate and Reps. Hint: none of them has an R after their names. If NM has a patron saint, his last name is Soros.

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You make a good observation. I'll be continuing to pray hard and have faith it's not the case, as that is my only option. 😐

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A good friend told me once when I was going through a major trial: Trust the Lord Nancy. It's your only option. And it's the best one." (Kathy's rule)

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But the BEST option is to have solid evidence for one's cause ...

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May 9·edited May 9

I believe firmly in God, although I wouldn't call myself a Christian. That's why, no matter how crazy it seems out there, it never totally gets to me. I know that it's just humans doing their stuff like they always have done, and most of all, I know that this life isn't the end of it all. We're just passing through - hopefully to something better. That's why El Gato's message about not stooping to the level of the evil ones is so relevant: it's not only wrong from a tactical point of view, but it may count against us in the hereafter.

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What's certain in the US and here in Europe, is that there will not be a political solution - at least not with the current bunch of corrupt, evil SoBs. The only solution I can see is that everything gets worse, there is a complete breakdown, and something better grows out of it. In the US that might be a regional solution where no Woke or PC crap is allowed; in Europe, it would be some kind of return to the sovereign nation state and a large slice of grovelling and apologising to Putin so we get our cheap LNG back.

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In the digital voice of Sage Hana here in substack, the Op is still live.

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At the same time, as long as we have breath, there is still hope.

While stuff can be undone, it can be dismantled, and redone. There was a wall separating East and West Germany, I imagine at one point there was a thought "this can't be undone.

And I keep pointing to 2020. Did you think in 2020 that you could get most people to wear a mask, to voluntarily shut down businesses and stay home? That you could get people to stand in line for an eighth-month developed experimental vaccine?

Things can't be undone?

If someone loses a leg to diabetes do you tell them life is over? No, you fit him for a prosthetic leg, teach him to transfer from a wheelchair to the toilet, and hopefully make some better dietary decisions with their life.

Things can be redone, and sometimes the price for the truth is losing something.

The die may be cast, but does that mean we have to accept the roll? The dice were loaded.

The immigrants are already here. That's like saying "call it a day, the bathroom is flooded." Water can be soaked up and relocated to the shower drain. Please do not mistake that I am saying aliens are like "unwanted bathroom water." Just know, that just because they are here, means they will stay here.

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May 10·edited May 10

I had a mouse infestation in my old house once. Was watching the TV one night on the couch and one scurried across my leg. That was it. I was done.

I didn't have to poison them. I realized that they were living off a bag of grass seed in my shed. I threw it out. The problem went away.

Anyway, your belief that we can be made whole again is admirable, but I'm afraid it's a bit naive. We're still giving shots to 6 month olds. The federal government is adding about a trillion dollars to the debt every hundred days... And we're not even in a direct conflict. Yet.

Are those of us who have fought for years over this stuff capable of remaining peaceful? Of not going over the top with the reaction? Yes, most likely. But absent sane and rational response to this stuff, starting *yesterday* are the people who lose their jobs and their loved ones capable of it? I think not.

People who have no problem saying men can get pregnant are going to have no problem telling the diabetic who lost their leg that "aksually his leg is still there" and will do so there up until the point someone sticks a gun in their face. That someone won't be us, but it will happen.

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Did I say "made whole again?" I don't think I said that. Is there a "whole" to get back to? Were we ever "whole" We can point back in history at points where we sold out and compromised our beliefs and our country. In some ways we were never "whole" before I was even born. Does that sound naive to you?

What is your definition of whole? What I am thinking is getting back to some semblance of sanity. How does one define sanity?

I think there is a way through this that doesn't involve violence, but do I think it is likely? I doubt it. I was wrong in 2020 when I thought cooler heads would prevail and that we would not succumb to the fear of fomented propaganda. At the same time Janaury 6th which I believe those behind this left/right thing hoped would lead to a more locked-down state did not. Cooler heads did prevail there, when there were hopes by the opposition that the "cathedral" would be defiled. I think the reaction to it which I believe had been planned looked ridiculous in light of the reality of what happened. And it looks ever more ridiculous now. They are holding American citizens in captivity for an unsanctioned tour of the capitol building?

I think they are still trying to figure out the right alchemy even as they desperately attempt to hold onto whatever power they have in order to incite those that desire freedom to violence. They are turning the knobs, adding and subtracting heat, seeing how the masses respond to the pressure and stimulus. There are still enough of us that acquit ourselves well. And never underestimate the power of apathy. Move along to get along goes a long way.

Whereas mockery will get us everywhere.

That we have remained restrained for so long is an indicator of the fact that we may continue to maintain such nonviolence. For people my age, in our fifties, we endured bullying and violence for years, learning and honing our abilities in regards to it, and seeking outlets to respond in other ways than in kind. When I was a kid, I did my fair share of running, in high school, I did my fair share of fighting. I prefer to respond to ad hominem with self mockery. Most people have Dunning Kruger when it comes to expertise concerning my many faults and flaws.

As far as "sane and rational" responses to this stuff, it already started yesterday. Ever see the Monty Python life of Brian skit where a man identifies as a woman? There is nothing new under the sun, and as long as there has been ridiculous notions, there has been mockery. Carlin mocked it incessantly, and now he would find the buffet of wokism to be a vault full of material to go off on.

There will always be the deluded among us. I could very well be one of them. Delusion is fine, rationalization is fine, as long as we do not coerce people to participate in it. I won't play the pronoun game, and you won't catch me saying something as a silly as a man can have a baby, or that the phantom pain a diabetic feels is a real leg, just one that exists in an alternate universe.

The way to stand against delusion is to simply ask them to prove it. Tell a diabetic without a leg to stand on his own two feet, and delusion suddenly crumples to the ground. Tell a man then to have a baby, and after nine months rolls into eighteen and there is no baby, that's a pretty good indicator that there will be no forthcoming birth.

Monty Python should really do a "Birthing Competition" sport and allow trans to enter.

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OK I apologize for saying your take was naive. It sounds like we're mostly in agreement. Any disagreement is mostly semantics, but you're slightly more optimistic than I am.

I definitely agree on the January 6th fed baiting operation and am happy that most people didn't fall for it. In that case, however, there was no skin in the game for the average normie, so it was easier to take in stride than what I think is coming.

No one was ever scared that Qanon Chewbacca was going to come to their house and hurt their kids. One thing I do know after covid is that scared normies do unbelievably stupid shit. So the level of insanity we're ultimately going to see is going to be proportional to how frightened people are.

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Not for those of us who courageously refused to comply with mask, test and jab mandates. Some of us were violently assaulted by police at work, permanently injured, lost our benefits and fully half of our Maximum Pensions when NO provincial or federal government mask mandates were in effect. The vast majority of conservatives and progressives complied. My life has been destroyed.

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I'm sure you have suffered terribly, Angie, for your courage. But don't convince yourself that your life is destroyed. We came through it and survived, we lost a lot of so-called friends but found new ones, and we know that we can beat whatever they throw at us.

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Agreed! (However I know how deep that personal chasm of despair can be…. but we must lift ourselves out of that hole, slowly finding the “light” of hope —look for it! It’s out there——and with new friends, carry on ….)

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Amen

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The debt looks like it's going to do God's work, not create a catastrophe. VERY soon it will be impossible to fund the Federal Regime because of it. They'll either directly repudiate it or they'll repudiate it by hyperinflation. It's a chokehold around the regime's neck.

Yes, there are millions of illegals here. As there were in the 50s until Eisenhower's Operation Wetback. Once the Federal Regime collapses from lack of funding, it can be replaced by state action. Texas can deport its illegals either to their countries of origin or to other states now freed from Federal control.

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Unfortunately … my sentiments exactly. It may be too little, too late. Thank you for your

Insightful response!

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What will be a good barometer as to where the culture war stands is to watch how pride month is treated this year. I think most people are over the hollow virtue signaling.

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May 9·edited May 9Liked by el gato malo

Yes. We are in sudden death overtime situation, in the red zone, where execution is everything. But we must remember the "refs" have already bet on the other side.

They will try to draw us offside, because in their hubris, they are used to winning by being better organized and executing when the chips are on the table.

And here we are with the ball, on 4th down, at the one yard line.

Perhaps we're at the "hardest" yard inside the longest mile; the last yard.

It's starting to feel that way.

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this is the acid test to see if we are who we say we are and can sustain ourselves and our values and ethics despite the misbehavior of wreckers.

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The lemming-like rush to get the jab that most of our co-citizens took part in recently suggests that most people don't have those values or ethics. However, that's not as depressing as it sounds because it's only ever a minority that is need to change things.

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It's less than a minority... it's maybe 10% holding fast who can flip things.

Remember: about 30% are unjabbed, and the percentage that got each successive one was smaller.

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Exactly. Our side tends to expend a lot of effort in trying to convince the majority to wake up. The majority has never been awake throughout most of history. It's a tiny sliver of people, sometimes only one person, who can start the ball rolling. Not everyone agrees that the French Revolution was a good thing, but it is an interesting example of this. On July 14th 1789 there were 21 million French people; the Bastille was stormed by about a 1000. That's why we should never despair.

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I believe it was less than 1/3rd of the colonists that supported the American Revolution.

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You are absolutely 100% correct brother

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May 9·edited May 9

And the minority who can correct are often rough, as they are only ones who can do it. Cry all you want about excesses and kristalnight and whine NAZIs all night. Shit is going to hit the fan and it is always unprlesant. That is why you have to keep the shit under control when you can.

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We need a happy hour posting! Those were the best back in plandemic days...

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There just has to be something funny you can do about this Trump trial!...;]

It is ripe for ridicule.

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where for art thou?...i've got the whole week off...lolol...:)

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And we can't forget their classic practice: provoke and then start filming. They do it all the time, and some dumbass takes the bait and that's all you'll see all over social media and the news. And of course, there are opportunists on our side just ready to get any attention, good or otherwise.

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Realistically, Ryan, I see "us" on 4th down while at the fifty-yard line. Accelerating into the vortex at an exponentially increasing velocity. What happens in Chicago this summer will very likely determine who the winners and losers are.

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"What happens in Chicago this summer..."

Yes.

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May 9·edited May 9

Oh big cat,

Another excellent piece!

Right on brother! You have me purring!

Seriously, I believe you read this situation accurately. If we can only keep the high ground. Let them implode on themselves.

Says in the Bible not to throw your pearls before swine. Matt 7:6

KEEP THE HIGH GROUND.

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and if you can't keep the high ground, just keep high. :)

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If we buy the theory that aspirational messages trump victimization messages, then when there is a doubling down of the victimization messages we need to double down on the aspirational ones.

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Exactly this

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I get your concern, but this is falling into the trap that Alinsky set by making us obey the rules that we profess while they do not have to. Every one of these insane people would literally have us killed. It still could happen.

We are in a power struggle to survive.

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Yes, but there's no need to make monkey noises at a black woman, even if she does approach you with her own racist nonsense. Not a good look at all, even if it is only one dumb drunk frat boy with issues.

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This 100%. The side that wants to win and will do whatever it takes to do so will always beat the side that just wants to be left alone. The time for playing nice is over. It’s time for forceful pushback and using the same tactics against them.

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That's the only way to establish deterrence. If we merely block our enemy's punches while never hitting back, they'll just keep trying different angles until they land one.

To use a different metaphor, giving them a taste of their own medicine is the only hope for getting them to stop trying to give it to you.

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If it were possible, using exile, as in olden days, would be a good solution. Make protesters of ______ go where they can live with ______. Trying to tear down our system and install ______ means you are banished forever.

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Don’t argue with fools.

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Sometime the fools won't let you escape the argument, and won't accept your answer. Be prrepared

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That's in the Bible: Proverbs 26: 4. "Do not answer a fool according to his foolishness, or you will also be like him." (NIV)

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That was something my Dad repeatedly told us growing up. Thanks for the reminder

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We aren’t winning…..they are about to steal another election and perhaps bring out plandemic 2.0. There never will be any type of community with these people. Hopefully, they will get what they deserve and what is needed to have civil, rational society once again. But I fear they have too much control over almost every aspect of society to stop the Global Marxist Technocracy.

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Depends how you look at the situation and how you defining "winning". Personally, I don't believe that there is any political solutions to our problems. Not conventional ones via DC, at least. In short, the system needs to collapse before we can start to rebuild from the ground. I don't say that lightly, as I have a family, kids and a rather cowardly disposition. However, I see no other choice. So, if they steal the election again and try another Scamdemic, those might be the catalysts for some kind of real pushback.

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Agreed. The system is broken…far beyond any type of fixing. Eventually, we will end up in a civil war/revolution against the left and the State. Unless they are successful in their ability to create crisis after crisis while they build our digital and physical gulags. Between cyber attacks, million plus man army inside our borders (military aged males), ww3, currency collapse, plandemic2, and climate lockdowns. They can continue to keep us all shocked and awed….

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"We aren’t winning…"

Yes, yours is the correct comment and reaction. We aren't winning, we are losing. In their Long March, the leftists have taken control of virtually all of our institutions. A few setbacks on their DEI front mean little.

Net Zero and Climate change, MMT, the Fed's planned CBDC, WEF initiatives, surveillance and censorship offensives by the FBI, CIA, NSA, ETC, preparations to take more control in the next pandemic or other emergency, and lots lots more. It's all going forward. That is the unfortunate reality.

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May 9Liked by el gato malo

“stay centered, sane, and civilized; implacable but peaceful.”

I wish I could like this post a million times. Watching these counter “frat boy” protests makes my heart sink. But even worse, is the tiny bit of glee I feel. I’m going to paste Gato’s words in my mind and on my heart as a reminder of what we need to do to stay centered and win this Hundred Years War against ourselves.

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that's well put.

that little bit of glee is the pull of being subsumed into a mob. it's the siren song of humankind, as seductive as it is destructive.

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I would suggest, egm, that you pool together those of us on social media who are willing, and start giving us assignments .

Figure out who we have of substance who reads you, and ensure they understand the coming issue. Get them awake and patrolling for mice.

I've always called you" Our generations Thomas Paine "... but if we're the only chamber that gets exposed to the toxoplasmosis, then the infection will die amongst us, echoing in the hollow.

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We also have to avoid missing the wood for the trees. The students - at least in their latest actions - are protesting against an appalling genocide. That doesn't mean that they aren't wrong about everything else, and it doesn't mean they have the right to make GENUINELY anti-semitic statements. However, the scariest thing for me about the protests is how quickly the police went into complete thug mode. Where were these cops during the BLM riots? Where are they everyday in places like NYC when people get sucker punched and the hoodlums walk?

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There is no appalling genocide; that is nothing but the most egregious Hamas propaganda. And the purported cause is never the actual cause; the cause is always the revolution. A large proportion of the protesters couldn't even find "Palestine" on a map.

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Well, I don't doubt that Hamas has a very good propaganda unit too. It remains to be seen whether the recent mass graves finds really are that, and I also doubt they have destroyed as many Merkavas as they claim. I suppose it's also about semantics and what labels we are prepared to use. You could possibly downgrade it to ethnic cleansing, but I think the number of deaths make it larger than that. The facts are in front of your eyes. Gaza is being reduced to rubble and all the infrastructure needed for a functioning urban society is being deliberately destroyed. The basic necessities of life are being denied to Gazan civilians and they are facing starvation. That sounds pretty genocidal to me, especially when it's been done to you by an occupying power that has stolen your country.

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Gato, I read your comment section all the time. I read all of your articles here, and where I can find them. At this point, you are pretty much preaching to the choir. I think...It’s Time.

Gato, the time is now. Before it’s too late, before our voices are silenced, before we spend another decade (or 20) in this quagmire, we need your book. We need your voice to be heard.

Do It.

Write The Book.

Please?

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And yet didn’t Republicans (and Democrats to be fair) just vote in a new definition of antisemitism and prescription for censorship by law??

When reading your piece today my mind went right to that legislation that just passed overwhelmingly. 😞

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And demand safe spaces, etc. they so claimed to despise. And the week before, banned Tik-Tok because...China. And the week before that reauthorizing FISA, and actually strengthening it. And continued funding of the MIC war machine. How are we winning?

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And Trump thinks Johnson's "a good man" for renewing and reinforcing the very tool that has emasculated his presidency and brought him to the brink of going to jail.

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We need to have learned the lesson our current administration missed by leaving billions of weapons and munitions in Afghanistan: never provide ammunition to one’s enemies.

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May 9·edited May 9

So happy to read this article. I've been worried about this for years. The leftist narrative has been so aggressive towards white people that I felt like they were inevitably creating actual Nazis. How could you not have a chip on your shoulder if you grew up being told you don't deserve what you have because you only have it because of "white privilege", and that you should have even less because of your race? Especially for poor or working class people who aren't privileged at all

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I mean you aren't wrong. But this just may be the reaction to the long standing policies where people have just 'taken" it. At some point the pendulum swings back in the other direction and I think we are just seeing the beginning.

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Wise words which need to be shared

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You’re right. Cooler heads must prevail. I’m thankful summer is coming and schools are downsizing populations.

I am concerned about the DNC in Chicago. There is some bad mojo there.

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I’m in Illinois. A red county. The local DNC guy came to our house before our primary. He was still under the impression I was a democrat. He stood there and demonized trump voters and antivaxers with the usual descriptors. I am not a trump voter yet but the recent primary I did, mostly to punish the Dems. I am truly an antivaxxer. I have voted GOP since 2022. I didn’t really talk to him but my husband did. I know he will stop again and I will let him know a few facts. I want to embarrass him to his face albeit nicely. But maybe Dems can’t be embarrassed anymore since they truly believe they are those self righteous angels dancing on the head of a pin.

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Maybe the Dems can’t be embarrassed sounds right. : )

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There is a proud liberal in my ladies Bible group. The proudest and most self righteous liberal I know. I’m having a hard time being around her. Or the whole group as they saw nothing wrong with mandates, forced shots, masking children and shutting them out of school. Nor did they see anything wrong with lockdowns that would let them go to Walmart but small businesses destroyed and families shattered and impoverished. Nope. Their pensions and such were just fine. Our oldster money in vanguard and retirement funds and such did just fine. Their old arses were being protected by the sacrifices of the young. I’m sure the grannies in the ghettos in Warsaw were pushing their grandchildren out the front door while they ran out the back. I seethe inside often.

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Maybe its time to find another Bible group and forget about these toxic people. They don’t deserve having you around.

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It’s a problem. Small town—woke and clueless churches. I quit my Methodist church but still go to these meetings right now. I say a few things or truths but the above liberal then laughs and calls me a free spirit. Yes, I’m FREE in Christ and trying to be Spirit led.

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Sounds like you're in the wrong "Bible group". I switched Parishes to a traditional Latin Mass because they are not "woke" and saw through the shots, masks, etc.

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Funny, I just did this exact very same thing to our local republican canvasser. I’m not wanting to vote for either side, and while I’m not being pushed to vote left I am considering voting independent for the time ever - and I made that very clear to him. I told him that their intro methods to bashing the other side rather than actually listening to us was becoming tiresome and despicable and if they can’t win on addressing actual concerns of citizens alone then maybe they shouldn’t win.

I also finally answered a “political call” for the first time in years (was from republican committee,) and after she gave her spiel and then asked for my financial support, I asked her if she read it verbatim from a script or was she speaking her own mind. She paused then said “I’m sorry I didn’t get that. Could you repeat?” That’s when I realized it was a recording. There wasn’t even a warm blooded human being on the other end to care about hearing the issues we face. It was fully a recording meant to get a donation only, and using mudslinging tactics to lure me in. If you can’t have a real person call me to talk about the actual state of affairs and how we are feeling, then you don’t deserve my dime or my vote.

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Awesome. 👍🏻. Those calls are machines. Sometimes I feel the real politicians are not human either. Constructs from a committee of sugar daddies. All this trump trials are just distractions from what both sides are really doing to us—destroying this country. Especially the desperate Dems. I don’t really want to vote either for these fools. We are way beyond voting meaning anything. Anyone thinking either side has saviors is blind and magical thinking at this point. I’m old. I read the papers and politics when I was a grade school kid in the 50’s. This is unsustainable.

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Wanted to press ‘Like’ repeatedly…wise words!! Yes, I am heartened as well, and this advice from the badcat needs to be repeated, repeatedly and often 💪

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Never murder someone that’s is committing suicide.

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But do not be above handing them the rope...

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Exactly

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