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  • Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    10/17/2019 3:18:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    There are three questions that our terrible, terrible ruling class raises whenever it opens its collective kale-hole to lecture us: 1) Does the elite think we are really, really stupid, or 2) Is the elite really, really stupid, or 3) Is the elite all of the above? The last week has been eventful, even by Age O’ Trump standards, and the one enduring takeaway is just how bad these people are at gaslighting us with inept lies that demand we disbelieve what’s happening right in front of us. But it should come as no surprise that our alleged betters are...
  • Political Elites Are Untouchable No More

    10/16/2019 6:43:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    epoch times ^ | 10/16/2019 | BRIAN CATES
    The breathtaking hypocrisy of many of President Donald Trump’s accusers is about to be fully exposed. If you’ve been watching the impeachment theater these past few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard the very serious crimes they accuse the U.S. president of having committed. They have accused him of using his office for political gain and pressuring Ukraine to help investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. The fake news media has begun a full-court press to sell the narrative of a besieged president who is slipping underwater, growing more and more unpopular by the day, as so-called whistleblowers and manufactured scandals...
  • Elites against western civilization

    10/04/2019 8:29:14 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 39 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10-3-19 | Joel Kotkin
    The intellectual class across the West—encompassing its universities, media, and arts—is striving to dismantle the values that paced its ascendancy. Europe, the source of Western civilization, now faces a campaign, in academia and elite media, to replace its cultural and religious traditions with what one author describes as a “multicultural and post-racial republic” supportive of separate identities. “The European ‘we’ does not exist,” writes French philosopher Pierre Manent, assessing the damage. “European culture is in hiding, disappearing, without a soul.” The increasingly “woke” values of the educated upper classes reflect, as Alvin Toffler predicted almost half a century ago, the...
  • ‘Luxury beliefs’ are the latest status symbol for rich Americans

    08/18/2019 9:14:59 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17 Aug 2019 | Rob Henderson
    A former classmate from Yale recently told me “monogamy is kind of outdated” and not good for society. So I asked her what her background is and if she planned to marry. She said she comes from an affluent family and works at a well-known technology company. Yes, she personally intends to have a monogamous marriage — but quickly added that marriage shouldn’t have to be for everyone. She was raised by a traditional family. She planned on having a traditional family. But she maintained that traditional families are old-fashioned and society should “evolve” beyond them. What could explain this?...
  • Swedish child climate activist reportedly a tool of Al Gore–linked corporate green hucksters

    08/19/2019 9:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Kids are great tools for big money and major powers lurking in the shadows, attempting to enact a political agenda. The latest instance, and it's a doozy, is young Greta Thunberg, the Swedish child climate activist who's coming to the states (with a big carbon footprint, according to today's piece by Thomas Lifson) to persuade us all to jump in on the global warming cavalcade of green laws to restrict our own freedoms — which, as it happens, will just coincidentally make the green elites even richer. No wonder they're the shadowy forces bankrolling her peregrinations. According to a report...
  • You Should Totally Trust Our Elite Institutions...Not

    08/14/2019 10:05:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | KURT SCHLICHTER
    All you crazy kooks who doubt our accomplished and selfless elite and the institutions our elites manage are crazy kooks, willing participants in crazy kooky conspiracy theories that are both crazy and kooky. Also, Donald Trump was totally a Russian agent who did lines of emoluments off a hooker’s tummy alongside Putin in Moscow. You look at something like America’s most notorious prisoner, Jeffrey Epstein, suddenly gacking himself in federal custody after having tried to do it a couple weeks ago, and you’re not wrong for wondering if maybe there’s a bit more to the tale than some short eyed...
  • Are People Seriously Arguing That “The Hunt” Is Biased Against “The Deplorables”?

    08/09/2019 5:32:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2019 | Allahpundit
    I’m only going by the trailer in insisting that it’s not but that’s more than most of its critics seem to be going on. This passage from THR’s write-up of the movie, whose ads were pulled after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, is making the rounds:
  • Movie Showing Elites Hunting Down Trump Supporters Slated to Hit Theaters in September

    08/07/2019 2:28:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 7, 2019 Updated: August 7, 2019 | By Zachary Stieber
    A movie showing liberals stalking supporters of President Donald Trump is slated to be released in September but has lost an advertisement on ESPN in the wake of two mass shootings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4. The movie, “The Hunt,” from Universal Pictures, shows people hunting down “deplorables,” a term failed presidential contender Hillary Clinton used to describe supporters of Trump during the 2016 campaign. “Did anyone see what our [expletive]-in-chief just did?” one character asks others early in the movie, reported the Hollywood Reporter. “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor...
  • Trailer for gory new movie The Hunt has been pulled in the wake of three mass shootings

    08/07/2019 10:54:30 AM PDT · by oblomov
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7 August 2019 | Lauren Edmonds
    Trailers for Universal's upcoming movie showing liberal elites hunting MAGA types for sport has been pulled in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy. In response to three mass shootings that left a total of 34 people dead, Universal Pictures and horror giant Blumhouse are reevaluating their game plan for their gory political satire, The Hunt. Over the weekend, ESPN pulled a previously cleared TV advert for the movie from their network while AMC aired a trailer during the season premiere of their TV drama The Preacher. ESPN's parent company Disney declined to comment on the...
  • The Rise of the “Amazonian” Elites

    07/09/2019 11:22:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 9, 2019 | Joshua Hren
    The Rise of the “Amazonian” Elites In his treatise The Rise and Fall of Elites, Vilfredo Pareto proffers the thesis that “The history of man is the history of the continuous replacement of elites: as one ascends, another declines.” Unduly reductive as this contention is, Pareto attunes us to the persistent presence of elites in even the most revolutionary and populist movements. Elite, here, is not uttered with ressentiment or contempt; rather, for Pareto the term names any group that possesses consolidated influence and power. It would seem that a so-called “synodal Church” would offer an egalitarian, decentralized correction to...
  • The demon in liberalism

    07/15/2019 3:14:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2019 | Daniel Pipes
    Now, along comes Ryszard Legutko, a Polish professor of philosophy and leading politician, with a better answer. His book, translated by Teresa Adelson, “The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies” (Encounter), methodically shows the surprising but substantial similarities between Soviet-style communism and modern liberalism as defined by Sweden or the European Union or Barack Obama. First, the ideologues retreat into fantasy which they fervently try to impose on unwilling subjects. Communists make colossal efforts to convince their vassals that they prosper far more than those wretches living in capitalist countries; liberals turn two genders into 71 or make...
  • Reparations as Intraelite Competition

    07/10/2019 11:03:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | July 10, 2019 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    We’ve been hearing a lot of talk recently about reparations, the idea that certain demographic groups in Western countries (but especially the USA) “owe” other demographic groups because of past injustices, whether real or imagined. Typically this talk is cast in racial tones – whites owe racial minorities for oppression, despite whites taking the historically unprecedented steps of abolishing formal slavery, granting minorities “civil rights,” and allowing minorities the opportunity to participate fully in their societies – something that virtually no other group of people in history have done. There has been a low level of background noise along this...
  • Meet Yao Miao, the Best Ultrarunner You’ve Never Heard Of

    07/08/2019 7:52:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 5, 2019 | Pavel Toropov
    Waving the Chinese national flag above her head, face ecstatic, Yao Miao sprints through thick, cheering crowds lining the streets of Chamonix, France. It’s September 2, 2018, and the 23-year-old runner is about to win one of the world’s premier mountain ultras—the 62-mile division of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). She crosses the finish line in 11 hours, 57 minutes, and 46 seconds. The second place woman, American Katie Schide, is more than 30 minutes behind her. Despite a race that’s infamous for its high-altitude passages and grueling weather conditions, Yao Miao’s stride and posture betray no signs...
  • The Neo-Feudalists, they now fully own the Democrat party and all 20 candidates!

    07/01/2019 7:50:44 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 13 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 07/01/2019 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Twenty Democrat candidates in the "debates"... and every one of them brazenly and openly hostile to ALL I value! My Faith, my country, my family, my freedom, my labor, my property... A new “Leftism” has emerged this 21st Century… top-down (pretends to be "grassroots") and owned and controlled by Big Tech, media, Hollywood and hedge-fund billionaires, the richest among us! This new “Leftism” is totalitarian and allows no dissent... any questioning, much less opposition to be crushed in their vice of censorship, de-platforming and intimidation! Its cyber mob "Brownshirts" ready to attack, silence and “lynch” any who dare offend! The...
  • It’s our elites who are driving America’s divisions

    06/26/2019 5:51:00 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/2019 | david harsanyi
    In his new book, “Fall,” the celebrated sci-fi author Neal Stephenson envisions a future United States split between the violent, gun-toting, uneducated, cross-burning religious fanatics of bullet-ridden “Ameristan” and the peaceful, educated, secular denizens of the nation’s Blue enclaves, where decorum and truth always prevail. Stephenson, one of the most imaginative novelists of our time, fails to live up to his usual standards with “Fall.” Cultural and political elites have long depicted a Red America teeming with slack-jawed extremists; there is nothing original about his vision. In fact, it isn’t very far ­removed from the perception many coastal elites hold...
  • Western middle classes are revolting globally against hypocritical elites

    06/13/2019 11:10:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them?
  • Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

    06/13/2019 4:49:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump's election and the "yellow vests" protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them? One, illegal immigration and open borders have led to chaos. Lax immigration policies...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • Yes, Trump is an existential threat. But not to America, to global elites like Biden

    06/12/2019 12:49:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12,2019 | Brett Velicovich
    Throughout his career, the only real hiccup that Joe Biden’s big government agenda has ever encountered is Donald Trump’s election in 2016. That wasn’t supposed to happen. If Hillary was going to lose, it was supposed to be an establishment GOP politician like Jeb Bush. Under the rule of a Clinton or Bush revival, the White House would have been occupied by the kind of person Biden and his backers could work with -- somebody who agreed on all the important stuff, like cheap Chinese goods and cheap illegal immigrant labor. That’s the ideology of the globalist elite, which doesn’t...
  • The FBI Tragedy: Elites above the Law

    06/11/2019 9:32:15 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 147 replies
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2019 6:30 AM | By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    After decades in the FBI, the top brass came to believe they could flout the law and pursue their own political agendas. One of the media and beltway orthodoxies we constantly hear is that just a few bad apples under James Comey at the FBI explain why so many FBI elites have been fired, resigned, reassigned, demoted, or retired — or just left for unexplained reasons. The list is long and includes director James Comey himself, deputy director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, attorney Lisa Page, chief of staff James Rybicki, general counsel James Baker, assistant director for public...