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  • The American Ruling Class Reaches Its Inflection Point

    10/08/2021 4:17:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    In a 2010 essay for The American Spectator, the late, great intellectual Angelo Codevilla wrote a rare essay that was, in retrospect, so prescient as to be outright eerie. Titled "America's Ruling Class" and deploying "class"-based phraseology historically more at home in some corners of the political left than on the postwar political right, Codevilla set his sights squarely on his eponymous target. "Today's ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits," he wrote. "Whether formally...
  • Prepare for (COVID) Battle

    10/05/2021 2:19:41 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 22 replies
    Old School ^ | 10/5/21 | Patrick Rooney
    It is now apparent to anyone with eyes that war was declared on the free people of the earth long ago. Really, you could trace it back to Satan and his fallen angels making war on Michael and his good angels, Satan getting his a– handed to him, and being unceremoniously tossed out of Heaven. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the...
  • Nolte: Elites Violate Mask Mandate at Grotesque Met Gala

    09/14/2021 1:25:39 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2021 | JOHN NOLTE
    The maskless Met Gala once again proves that the science is clear. Masks only stop us, you and I, the little people, from spreading the coronavirus. However, America’s cherished left-wing elites are so unique and beautiful that the virus dare not spread through them. What other explanation could there be for the serial mask violations at the 2021 Met Gala? Obviously, the China Flu understands that someone who can afford the $35,000 ticket to attend this ritzy event is untouchable. The rules at the Met are clear, also with respect to social distancing: “Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala...
  • ‘Trust Not In Princes’: 7 Reasons For Hope While The Ruling Class Lights Dumpster Fire After Dumpster Fire

    08/25/2021 11:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 25, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    Enlist in your local Cajun Navy, the American refugees are coming.Watching the dumpster fire Joe Biden and his team lit with U.S. dollars and materiel in Afghanistan is demoralizing. Realizing we’re facing at least three more years of such catastrophic ineptitude, even if Biden is nominally replaced, is almost too much to absorb.Just eight months to the regime of “normalcy,” we’ve seen millions of unknowns crossing our southern border unchecked and child-raping third-world terrorists chasing off U.S. helicopters in Afghanistan. These are not accidents; these are man-made catastrophes. They are the direct result of our elites’ corruption and of American...
  • U.S. Wealth Gap Rises With Jackson Hole, WYO, The Town With The Highest Wealth Gap (BAD Optics By Policymakers)

    08/22/2021 7:33:21 AM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 13 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/22/2021 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The KC Fed Jackson Hole conference is a US policy makers’ Davos, an uber-elite US location. You would think that the KC Fed would hold their conference in Kansas City or Omaha, Nebraska as a show of support for the working men and women. But nooooo. They have to hold it where Liz Cheney (GOPe, WYO) lives. And other elites have expensive vacation homes. (Bloomberg) — When U.S. Federal Reserve officials head to their annual mountain retreat next week to talk economic inequality, they’ll be sitting in the country’s wealthiest county. Jackson Hole, a rural community near the majestic Grand...
  • UN Globalists Arriving in UK For Climate Summit Won’t Face COVID Restrictions Imposed on British Citizens

    08/12/2021 8:59:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Summit News ^ | 10 August, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    One rule for us, another for them.. While British holidaymakers continue to face uncertainty and headaches over returning from foreign vacations, UN globalists arriving for a climate conference in Scotland won’t face the same COVID-19 restrictions. For months, Brits have been hesitant to travel due to onerous quarantine rules which enforce self-isolation upon return from different destinations. This was exacerbated by the government constantly changing which countries were on the green, amber, amber-plus and red lists – leaving many holidaymakers in limbo stranded abroad. UK citizens returning home from red list countries, many of which are located in Asia, Africa,...
  • Private Jets Jammed Airport for Presidential Birthday Party, Straining Resources

    08/10/2021 4:43:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    The Vineyard Gazette ^ | 8-9-21 | Noah Asimow
    The Martha’s Vineyard Airport reported a major jam-up of private jet traffic over the weekend, much of it stemming from President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday bash, held Saturday. Airport manager Geoffrey Freeman said private jets crowded the tarmac at the small airport all weekend, draining fuel supplies and straining staff. “Traffic was very increased, due to the party,” Mr. Freeman said. “Thankfully it wasn’t the fully-fledged party that it was originally planned as, because it would have put us way beyond our capacity, both for fuel and for parking spacing.” The large private party at the Obama home in Edgartown...
  • The Cuban Freedom Protest Is Awkward for Our Garbage Elite

    07/15/2021 4:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2021 | Kurt Schlichter
    Oh, that wasn’t embarrassing at all – a couple days after our glorious FBI, fresh from failing to stop several mass murderers it knew about decided to ask the American people to narc on their family members, the Cuban people took to the streets to protest just this type of commie garbage. Great timing. This is the kind of quality work that has led to our ace Inspector Erskines having no idea what the Maddow-loving leftist with the list of Republicans and a rifle was doing at that softball field. Now, it’s not just the FBI encouraging kids to turn-in...
  • One ‘Maverick’ Documents Another—Jason Riley’s Biography of Thomas Sowell

    06/22/2021 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Quillette ^ | June 13, 2021 | Wilfred Reilly
    Thomas Sowell is an icon. And, now, he has a biographer. While Sowell himself has written, by my count, 43 books, Jason Riley’s 2021 Maverick seems remarkably to be the first-ever major press biography of the heterodox African-American giant. Riley’s book sums up most of the key themes of Sowell’s thought, including the Anointed and Constrained visions of human behavior, the fact that the plain existence of racism does not explain most differences in group performance, and the idea of quantitative culturalism as an alternative to both “critical race theory” and genetic determinism. Sowell’s biographer also sums up two factual...
  • Yale’s move to rig board elections reveals the bankruptcy of US elites

    06/03/2021 6:08:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 3, 2021 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Among the chief characteristics of the people running America’s institutions are arrogance and a dogged unwillingness to be held accountable. Both have lately been on prominent display at Yale University. Yale is a nonprofit corporation and a very wealthy one ... The disgrace was that, even before the election result was announced, the Yale board met in secret and abolished the petition process. Apparently, even the possibility that an outsider might challenge the insiders’ choices was intolerable... a small group now controls a multibillion-dollar corporation, with no real accountability. ... the governing body of Yale University is a law unto...
  • Testing Theories of American Politics (study shows who DC politicians serve, and who they don't)

    05/05/2021 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Joachim · 2 replies
    Cambridge University Press ^ | 18 September 2014 | Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page
    Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
  • Celebrities Virtue-Signaling About Vaccines Think They Control You

    05/05/2021 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 5, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Vaccine virtue-signaling — three words you probably did not know could exist in connection with one another until a pandemic swept the globe — is so very tiresome.In the novel “White Noise” by Don DeLillo, a scene outlines what is called “The Most Photographed Barn in America.” Tourists flock to a mundane barn in a meadow, no different from any other. They stand there among the flashing of cameras, unable to even see the barn among the crowd, tucked into a social phenomenon. If we determine this to be like anything in the real world, those in attendance will soon...
  • Trailer Trash Talk: Biden and the left tell us how they really feel about Americans

    04/15/2021 7:06:43 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 11 replies
    Thoughts from the 42nd Parallel ^ | 04-15-2021 | Tom Shattuck
    And so Operation White Trash was born. With a straight face, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told the gathered press that the Biden administration was going to spend a few billion dollars to convince people in high-risk communities to get vaccinated. “Often, people think of that as just Black and brown communities,” she explained. But, “that is also conservative communities, white evangelicals.” She was just getting started. “You know, an example is Dr. Collins participated in The 700 Club.” ”We’ve run PSAs on The Deadliest Catch. We’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV.” “We’re looking for a range...
  • Bokhari: YouTube’s Plan to Stop Users Expressing Disapproval of Elites

    04/03/2021 11:43:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2021 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    <p>Google-owned YouTube’s plan to remove the “dislike” button from videos, the easiest and bluntest way for users to express their disapproval with the content of a video, should not be viewed in isolation. It’s part of a long-running trend of elites seeking to prohibit ordinary people from speaking back to them.</p>
  • John Kerry caught maskless on flight, American Airlines 'looking into' apparent COVID violation

    03/17/2021 3:51:21 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 58 replies
    Climate czar John Kerry was caught not wearing his mask while reading a book on an American Airlines flight in lieu of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandate requiring masks on flights. The photo, which was first posted by conservative outlet the Tennessee Star, shows the former secretary of state wearing his mask hanging off one ear as he reads a book in first class. Fox News confirmed the photo's authenticity with the passenger, who wished to remain anonymous.
  • Thus Always to Bad Elites

    03/16/2021 1:21:46 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 03/16/21 | Ted McAllister
    One of the fascinating oddities of the American revolution was the way many mutually hostile groups of elites in America decided, in a brief period, to join forces in what seemed like a fool’s errand—a revolution against the imperial elite of Great Britain. Among their goals, these different and incompatible elites of New England, New York, Virginia, the Carolinas and, eventually, Pennsylvania all wanted to reclaim and/or protect their long-established liberties, immunities, and rights of self-rule. What these different colonial elites had in common was a collective desire to fight a more distant elite that sought to control them with...
  • Let’s Not Assume ‘Christian Vaccine Refusal’ Is A ‘Spiritual Problem’

    03/12/2021 5:53:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 12, 2021 | Kylee Zemple
    While David French and those like him are free to adopt every line the CDC manifests, there is room for well-informed and well-meaning Christians to disagree about COVID vaccinations. It’s surprising how unsurprising it is when white evangelical David French takes an opportunity to swing at other white evangelicals, as he did once again over the weekend with an article asking why “so many white Evangelicals [are] reluctant to consider the health of their community.”The article is about vaccines, of course, but it’s mostly about how Christians who are even hesitant to receive one have a “spiritual problem.” Before anyone...
  • The Technocratic Fallacy

    03/08/2021 7:11:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2021 | Rob Jenkins
    We Americans sure do love us some experts. Utterly fixated on credentials, we believe degrees and titles confer, if not magical powers, then at least superior wisdom and intellectual capacity. We seem to forget that a credential is no guarantee of competence, much less understanding, as any business owner who has just hired a recent college graduate knows very well. We also, to our peril, ignore the fact that the experts are frequently wrong. A greater problem, though, is that we all too often listen to the wrong experts. Yes, on balance, experts do know more about one specific subject...
  • What Drives the Global Elite on Their Maniacal Mission

    03/07/2021 4:44:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2021 | Jeff Davidson
    When you consider what has happened in the United States in the last nine months, incredibly, it doesn't even seem like our own nation anymore. People rioting in the streets during the summer are described by the lamestream media as "peaceful protesters." District Attorneys let hardened criminals out of jail. Grammar schools indoctrinate our children, teaching them to hate America. The Lunatics are Running the AsylumGovernors mandate lockdowns of their citizens while flagrantly breaking their own rules. A presidential administration, run by who knows who, is undermining the "1776 Project" -- which was designed to offer a balanced perspective on...
  • America Must Replace Its Failed Elites

    03/04/2021 2:58:13 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 15 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 03/04/21 | Saurabh Sharma and Nick Solheim
    The young founders of American Moment are committed to making vital changes in the conservative movement and injecting new energy into our coalition. We at The American Mind agree this must be done—and fast. Unfortunately, National Review, once a crucible for the best conservative thought, has become so defensive of its own position that it attacks any organization (including ours) which threatens to overturn the failed Republican leadership class. We are glad to host American Moment’s response to National Review’s ill-informed hit piece against them. The old order that has dominated the Right for at least the last three decades...