Requiem for a Culture, Part 4: The Amelia Christmas Parade

This is the fourth essay in an occasional series. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Requiem for a Culture

Part 4: The Amelia Christmas Parade

The past is never dead. It’s not even past.

— William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, Act I, Scene III (page 80 in the Vintage paperback edition)

As most of you know by now, I joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans a while back, during the height of the George Floyd frenzy, when statues were being toppled and/or removed all across the Commonwealth of Virginia. I’m descended from a cavalryman who served honorably in the War of Northern Aggression, and it seemed right to do my own small part to resist the zeitgeist, which demands that white Southerners repudiate their ancestors and obliterate their history.

There isn’t much Confederate activity in the near vicinity of Schloss Bodissey, so I’ve been journeying to the Farmville area to attend some of the events. The largest concentrations of Confederate sympathizers seem to cluster along the line of General Lee’s retreat from Petersburg in April of 1865, which roughly paralleled U.S. Routes 360 and 460 through Chesterfield, Amelia, Nottoway, Prince Edward, and Appomattox counties.

Amelia County is right in the middle of the line of Lee’s retreat. As it happens, a large number of members of the Farmville SCV camp are from Amelia, so every year camp members march in the Christmas parade in Amelia Court House.

This year’s parade took place last Saturday. It rained all morning, but cleared up in the afternoon. The weather became mild and pleasant, so I drove on over to Amelia for the parade, thinking that I would enjoy watching it, and take some photos of those deplorable Confederates.

However, when I got to the place where the SCV was mustering, it turned out that they needed another warm body to march in the parade and carry a flag. They had a spare kepi and uniform jacket, and persuaded me to suit up and join the parade. That’s me in the photo at the top of this post, in back on the left wearing shades and carrying the seven-star version of the Confederate national flag.

Behind me during the march were three horses carrying riders. Two of them are shown below:

The third was a magnificent Clydesdale (not shown in the photos), with its characteristic enormous hooves and hairy pasterns. The young lady riding the horse was wearing a helmet. She said the horse — which was very sweet-tempered and kept nuzzling me — was young, and hadn’t been ridden many times, so she was being careful. Fortunately, however, the gig went off without a hitch.

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Confession and Apology First, Then Amnesty

As most readers will know by now, a popular progressive writer named Emily Oster has called for a “pandemic amnesty” that would absolve the Coronafascists and vax-pushers of guilt for their actions in the past three years. As of this writing, she has found few sympathizers among the Purebloods and vax-skeptics.

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends his take on the proposed pandemic amnesty and related matters.

Confession and Apology First, Then Amnesty

by MC

We are not very good at holding our leaders to account, and even our direst enemy’s leaders mostly get away with it.

Yes, we hanged a few as a result of the Nuremberg trials, but it is always surprising how many Nazi murderers covered up their spots and became leaders of the German ‘recovery’ or the American/Russian space efforts.

The German hierarchy destroyed millions of Jews and Slavs, leaving the common German people to carry the can, some of whom had a probably only the vaguest idea of what was actually going on. One had to be very, very brave to put one’s head above the parapet.

We in the West assume that ‘we’ are the good guys, and maybe that was mostly correct some seventy years ago, but Stalin had due cause to be wary. The dealings between Dulles and Wolff, and possibly Kammler, led to a transfer of technology to the US, but what was the quid pro quo? We may never know.

But then, we have just been through much the same thing:

First they injected the elderly and they died alone.
But I was young and fit; I did not care.
Then they injected the care workers.
But I did not care; I was not in danger.
Then it was the military; they died by numbers.
But I did not wear a uniform.
Then the pilots dropped out of the sky.
But I do not fly.
But when my time came, I bared my arm lest I, too, be outcast.
Masked, distanced, locked down and finally, dead.

We have just lived through a ‘holocaust’, but this time it was not the bullets of the Sicherheitsdienst or the gas of the Schutzstaffel.

The Holocaust itself was preceded by Action T4, which had the object of removing many ‘useless’ eaters ( the disabled, the mentally ill). These became the lab rats: they were injected with things like phenol and potassium, or they were gassed with ‘experimental’ lethal gasses (mainly bottled carbon monoxide).

In mid-1939, Hitler authorised the creation of the Reich Committee for the Scientific Registering of Serious Hereditary and Congenital Illnesses (Reichsausschuss zur wissenschaftlichen Erfassung erb- und anlagebedingter schwerer Leiden) led by his physician, Karl Brandt, administered by Herbert Linden of the Interior Ministry, leader of German Red Cross Reichsarzt SS und Polizei Ernst-Robert Grawitz and SS-Oberführer Viktor Brack. Brandt and Bouhler were authorised to approve applications to kill children in relevant circumstances, though Bouhler left the details to subordinates such as Brack and SA-Oberführer Werner Blankenburg.

Extermination centres were established at six existing psychiatric hospitals: Bernburg, Brandenburg, Grafeneck, Hadamar, Hartheim, and Sonnenstein. One thousand children under the age of 17 were killed at the institutions Am Spiegelgrund and Gugging in Austria. They played a crucial role in developments leading to the Holocaust. As a related aspect of the “medical” and scientific basis of this programme, the Nazi doctors took thousands of brains from ‘euthanasia’ victims for research.

From August 1939, the Interior Ministry registered children with disabilities, requiring doctors and midwives to report all cases of newborns with severe disabilities; the ‘guardian’ consent element soon disappeared. Those to be killed were identified as “all children under three years of age in whom any of the following ‘serious hereditary diseases’ were ‘suspected’: idiocy and Down syndrome (especially when associated with blindness and deafness); microcephaly; hydrocephaly; malformations of all kinds, especially of limbs, head, and spinal column; and paralysis, including spastic conditions”. The reports were assessed by a panel of medical experts, of whom three were required to give their approval before a child could be killed.

The Ministry used deceit when dealing with parents or guardians, particularly in Catholic areas, where parents were generally uncooperative. Parents were told that their children were being sent to “Special Sections”, where they would receive improved treatment. The children sent to these centres were kept for “assessment” for a few weeks and then killed by injection of toxic chemicals, typically phenol; their deaths were recorded as “pneumonia”. Autopsies were usually performed and brain samples were taken to be used for “medical research”. Post mortem examinations apparently helped to ease the consciences of many of those involved, giving them the feeling that there was a genuine medical purpose to the killings. The most notorious of these institutions in Austria was Am Spiegelgrund, where from 1940 to 1945, 789 children were killed by lethal injection, gas poisoning and physical abuse. Children’s brains were preserved in jars of formaldehyde and stored in the basement of the clinic and in the private collection of Heinrich Gross, one of the institution’s directors, until 2001.

Rather than liken the Covid-19 turmoil to the Holocaust, which was an exercise in real race-hatred of both Jews and Slavs, I would compare it to Aktion T4 because of its targeting of social groups rather than racial groups, and for its high level of deceit where the victims were wrested away from loving families and killed, possibly for revenue. And the medical professions must, once again, carry the burden of guilt.

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The Vax and Heart Health

Aseem Malhotra is a well-known British cardiologist who is a frequent target of opprobrium in the MSM due to his criticism of the experimental mRNA treatments intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In the following brief clip from Tucker Carlson’s program, Dr. Malhotra says, in effect: “You might as well smoke and stop exercising, because you’d be better off that way than if you got vaxed.”

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for uploading this video:

The Peasants of Elon’s Digital Fiefdom

Our Hungarian correspondent László takes a look at the long-term consequences of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.

The Peasants of Elon’s Digital Fiefdom

Is Elon Musk Actually Building a Social Credit System Apparatus?

by László

“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” (Murphy’s Law)

Elon Musk’s admitted strategic goal with Twitter is to use it as an “accelerator for an everything app” that he plans to create in the future. But where will it all lead? I have been trying to read between the lines and figure out what is behind Musk’s mask, by ‘doing my research’ and looking further into the future, in order to reconcile his stated plans with those of his fellow globalists. I had to use my paranoid fantasy a bit, in order to fill in the gaps that the propaganda on all sides leaves in the Narrative, and get to a point that is nearer to the truth.

In a simplistic view, an “everything app” or “superapp” is something that can do virtually everything for you, from chatting to payments. But there is much more to it — even if it is something St. Elon the Savior himself creates for us.

You might have suspected, just like me, that Musk may have some other goals with Twitter, beyond the honey trap of ‘free speech’ he is promoting it with. Coinmarketcap writes:

In a cryptic tweet shared with his 107.9 million followers, the billionaire declared: “Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app.” And when asked whether it would have been easier just to start “X” from scratch, he replied: “Twitter probably accelerates X by three to five years, but I could be wrong.

“Everything apps” haven’t really made a lasting impression in Western economies yet — but over in China, super apps have taken the economy by storm.

In China “super apps have taken the economy by storm” — and the society as well, I may add. In that light, the urgency of “Twitter accelerating X” is strange, to say the least.

Why does Musk want to have an “everything app” ASAP? Is that the zeitgeist, perhaps? Sure it is. But why? What does such an app do for a globalist? Why do globalists want so desperately to have “super apps” that take the economy [and society] by storm”? What do globalists want from the whole of the economy?

We all know the answer, but dare we say it?

In my opinion, as users of an “everything app”, (almost) everyone will be turned into a node in The Grid. The profit and power an “everything app” can generate will stem primarily from its ability to influence and control human behavior en masse.

And “information”, in this context, is nothing but your life: all what you do, say, think (!), buy and sell. According to Livemint:

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“I Am Not Afraid of You”

James Woods is a prominent actor whose career trajectory went fairly well until he made his political opinions known. Some Hollywood personalities are conservatives, but most of them are prudent enough not to reveal the fact in public. Those who do usually discover that work becomes increasingly hard to find.

A couple of years ago, when Mr. Woods tweeted about one of Hunter Biden’s indiscretions, Twitter predictably shut him down. Now that Elon Musk has exposed the dirty laundry at Twitter, Mr. Woods is seeking justice. On Friday he called in to Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program to talk about what Twitter had done to him, and describe his plans to sue the DNC and Twitter. I don’t quite see how he can sue Twitter while asking the current owner of the company to finance his class-action lawsuit, though. Maybe the legal experts can find a way to sue Twitter-that-was without involving the current ownership as a defendant.

I’m glad James Woods is not afraid of the people he’s doing battle with. However, this is not just about the DNC and Twitter — he’s up against a huge trans-national power structure for which those two organizations are mere pawns. He’s going to have to confront Sauron in Barad-dûr, and he hasn’t even gotten to the gates of Mordor yet.

And Elon Musk is not going to save him. The Tesla wizard is an entertaining huckster, but his enterprises — the ones that made him all those billions of dollars — are deeply entwined with the U.S. government. If it were not for Uncle Sam, he’d be a two-bit businessman with an office in a strip mall somewhere.

Nor will Fox News and Tucker Carlson save him. All major enterprises and public personalities are part and parcel of the existing system, and are therefore unable to deliver salvation. They will remain barnacles on the great pilings of the Deep State until such time as the entire rotting structure finally collapses.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for uploading this video. NB: Mr. Woods is correct about the age of James Madison at the signing of the Declaration, but not about that of John Adams, who was born in 1735:

Below are excerpts from an article from the The New York Post (hat tip Reader from Chicago) about Mr. Woods’ battle with the establishment:

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“You Will See That Russia Can’t Lose”

Pyotr Tolstoy is a Russian politician and media figure, and the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma. He speaks French, and in the following video is interviewed on French TV. His questioners are uniformly hostile to Russia, but his answers to them are very interesting indeed.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Sudden Death

Below is the recently-released documentary video Died Suddenly. It concerns the worldwide surge of excess deaths that has been underway since the rollout of the experimental mRNA treatment intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

This documentary focuses primarily on the strange elongated rubbery “blood clots” that have frequently been found in the blood vessels of deceased people by undertakers and embalmers, beginning when the vax was first introduced. The accounts given by multiple embalmers about the clots, and the visual evidence of the clots themselves, are what make the video so valuable — the independent testimony from so many witnesses is difficult to refute.

The rest of the footage contains a lot of sensationalized material, including clips of people who collapse suddenly. Some of these may be fakes, and some samples were definitely taken from videos that predate the COVID hysteria. But the sections featuring the embalmers are convincing, and very important.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video. WARNING: some of the autopsy footage is graphic, and sensitive viewers may find it disturbing:

Harvest Home

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Today and part of tomorrow will be family time, so posting will be lighter than usual. Nevertheless, I should have no problem putting up a news feed tonight. Which unfortunately means looking at the news, eventually. I’ve had a break from it so far today, which is nice, but it can’t last indefinitely.

Enjoy your feast, if you’re here in the USA. If not, feast anyway while you can, and then dream when there’s nothing to feast on.

Evil or Stupid?

Last week, in one of our Skype groups, a non-American participant said:

I’ve seen this quote: “The US has two parties: the Evil Party and the Stupid Party.” Is it any wonder the stupid party is losing a** over teacup over and over again?

I replied:

I understand the sentiment, but it’s worse than that. The Republicans are also evil, but pretend to be stupid. They don’t need to win elections to reach their goals; they just need the system that rewards and enriches them to remain in place and stable. They get just as rich when they’re the opposition.

They have to pretend that they hold conservative principles and want to win elections, but it’s all a charade. Any Republican who intends to move up in the hierarchy has to forget all that. In the end, it’s about money and power and perks and getting laid (whether hookers, rent boys, or little kids).

All the rest of it is pretense.

It’s very demoralizing to realize what’s going on. But once you start seeing this stuff, you can’t go back to not seeing it.

It took me a long time to reach this cynical position. I wanted to believe that the Republican Party presented a viable opposition, and for many years I resisted the nagging sense that the whole thing was a charade. Even after I came to loathe Republicans, I still clung to the forlorn hope that the party could somehow overcome its deficiencies and mount a real challenge to Democrat hegemony.

The presidential elections of 2016 and 2020 were the final nails in the coffin of that hope. I meant it when I responded to my liberal friends who referred to me as a Republican:

“I’m NOT a Republican — I HATE Republicans! The only thing worse than a Republican is a Democrat!”

But now I’m not even sure that the Democrats are worse. After all, they don’t try to hide their true nature. They no longer pretend not to be Marxists. They’re fully up-front about wanting to raise taxes and increase spending. They make no bones about their intention to control our lives in minutest detail. They proudly wave the banners of racial discrimination and sexual perversion. What you see is what you get.

Republicans, on the other hand, pretend that they are conservatives, when they are just as enmeshed with the globalists and the international financiers that are ushering in the New World Order. And they pretend they want to win elections, but ever since 2016 we’ve been able to see that they really don’t. Right now the Republican establishment is simply committed to making sure that Donald Trump does not win another election, no matter what it does to their party. As long as the current power-sharing system remains intact, and they keep their places at the trough, the party that holds power is irrelevant.

It’s plain that Donald Trump is seen as the greatest threat to the existing system, and must be stopped at all costs.

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So how do the recent midterms fit into all this?

First of all, it’s completely clear that the voting systems are now fully rigged. The Democrats control the process in major urban centers, and have developed multiple interlocked strategies for generating the votes they need to put their candidates over the top in all races they deem significant.

Earnest Republican commentators are having a hard time with the results. They aren’t yet ready to see what is right in front of their eyes, so they take the midterm results at face value. This forces them to conclude that their fellow Americans are ignorant, uninformed, and unfathomably stupid. Which is depressing, so now they’re depressed (I’m thinking in particular of the gentlemen at Power Line). For some reason they aren’t able to grasp the fact that the system is rigged.

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The Blunder That Could’ve Cost John Fetterman the Election

I’ve made no bones about my opinion of John Fetterman and the “election” that sent him off to exercise his notable oratorical skills in the United States Senate. However, there is another side to the Oz vs. Fetterman story, which concerns the relationship between Dr. Oz and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

My sentiment concerning the Pennsylvania senatorial election was: “Why can’t they both lose?”

I always like to present a variety of opinions at Gates of Vienna, so here is David Boyajian’s take on Fetterman, Oz, and Turkey.

The Blunder That Could’ve Cost John Fetterman the Election

by David Boyajian

“If John Fetterman lacks the stomach to expose the entire Oz-Turkish love affair, particularly Ankara’s support of ISIS, he may lose… and will deserve it.”

My Double Trouble: Dr. Mehmet Oz and Turkey said that back in October.

It spelled out Oz’s alarming relationships with the Turkish government, President Erdogan, and shady Turkish organizations and Turks. Benjamin Baird’s Behind Dr. Oz’s Curtain and other writers had covered similar ground.

Yes, soon-to-be Democratic Senator Fetterman did beat the Republican Oz, by roughly 240,000 votes out of 5.3 million — 51% to 46.6%.

Yet victory was never assured for the stroke-stricken Fetterman and his anemic campaign. Polls showed Oz gaining on, and sometimes beating, his opponent. Early voting before Fetterman’s dismal October 25 debate performance probably helped his campaign.

Oz has dual citizenship with Turkey. That’s vastly different than dual citizenship with, say, France or Norway. Turkey is a rogue NATO member, unashamedly repressive and corrupt, and has long supported international terrorist organizations such as ISIS.

Oz’s foreign ties, some of which we’ll list, were his most glaring vulnerability. Yet Fetterman never exposed those ties.

Had he hammered home Oz’s troubling foreign relationships in blistering attack ads, Fetterman would undoubtedly have won more decisively.

Points Fetterman Missed

  • Ahmet S. Yayla, Turkey’s counterterrorism chief from 2010-2013, acknowledged in 2020 that “Turkey was a central hub for… over 50,000 ISIS foreign fighters, and… ISIS logistical materials… making Turkey and ISIS practically allies.”

    As a Turkish citizen, Oz had a responsibility to condemn Turkey’s ongoing support of ISIS and other terrorists. Yet he remained silent.

  • I’ve never found forthright criticisms by Oz of Turkey’s myriad human rights abuses, corruption, and mistreatment of Christians.
  • In 2019, Oz said, “I met with our leader [President Erdogan] in Turkey.” Our? Erdogan is Oz’s “leader”? The doctor offered to “help Turkey as a representative.” As a U.S. senator, perhaps?
  • The photo of a beaming Oz double-clasping the hand of his corrupt, ISIS-supporting “leader,” President Erdogan, speaks for itself.
  • In 2019, Oz embraced Turkish “Justice” Minister Abdulhamit Gul in New York City. The U.S. Treasury Department penalized Gul in 2018 for his role in Turkey’s unjust detention of Andrew Brunson, an American Christian pastor.
  • Oz produces lifestyle programming on the BiP communications platform. Erdogan’s Turkish Wealth Fund owns BiP.
  • Oz’s extensive real estate holdings in Turkey include a $2 million dormitory leased at no cost to the corrupt regime’s Education Ministry.
  • Why did Oz hold a meeting with Turkey’s U.S. Ambassador, Hasan Murat Mercan, and why did the ambassador immediately phone Oz when he announced his candidacy? Mercan, incidentally, was a founder of Erdogan’s corrupt, Islamist AKP party.
  • As a special guest at a 2019 Turkish fundraiser, Oz sat beside Murat Guzel, co-host of the event. Guzel was reportedly questioned by Federal agents and given immunity in an investigation regarding political donations.
  • Oz was once elected to the High Advisory Council of the Istanbul-based World Turkish Business Council (DTiK). The latter is affiliated with Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEiK), an arm of Erdogan’s regime.

    The doctor spoke at DTiK’s 2019 conference in NY City co-hosted by Gunay Evinch. Erdogan hired Evinch’s law firm, Saltzman & Evinch, to collect intel on some of Turkey’s critics in America.

  • Republican Mike Pompeo, the ex-CIA director and Trump’s Secretary of State, said Oz must explain the “scope and depth” of his relationship to Turkey because they raise “national security concerns.”
  • Enes Kanter Freedom, the NBA basketball star, former Turkish citizen, and Erdogan critic, tweeted, “[Dr. Oz] is a Foreign Agent and he works for Dictator [Erdogan].”

    Also: “Whatever Erdogan wants… Dr. Oz is going to do.”

Just a few of these facts in skillfully produced attack ads would have demolished Oz’s persona and campaign.

The bottom line: Voters won’t tolerate candidates who look to an atrocious foreign government — in this case, Turkey’s — for leadership and personal gain. Voters must first, however, learn the facts in hard-hitting campaign ads.

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Ye of Little Faith

I don’t have a TV, so I’m not very well-versed in pop culture. I’d never heard of Kanye West before he caused a media firestorm by going against the Narrative in his public remarks supporting Donald Trump.

In the following video Tucker Carlson talks about the near-100% support of the Democrat Party by celebrities in the USA. Mr. West (now known as “Ye”) is one of the few exceptions. He has more recently gotten himself in trouble with his “anti-Semitic” remarks, but that’s not what this video is about. This clip suggests that Mr. West’s handlers attempted to control him through his “trainer”, who put him on psychiatric drugs in an effort to make him more compliant.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for uploading this video:

SOS! Armed Forces!

If you’ve been following Brazilian politics since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro four years ago, you know that the Brazilian Deep State has been targeting Mr. Bolsonaro ever since, and that the principal vector for the campaign against him has been the Supreme Court.

Members of the Brazilian Supreme Court recently visited New York, and Brazilian demonstrators turned out in force to greet them. Many thanks to José Atento for translating this video report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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They Worked Their Will on John Barleycorn

After the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, Communism was dead. Or so we were told at the time. However, it should be clear by now that Communism is the John Barleycorn of political ideologies:

They worked their will on John Barleycorn, but he lived to tell the tale.

That is, Communism was thought to have been destroyed, but not only did it survive, it eventually came to dominate those who believed they had destroyed it. (A full-length exegesis on this conceit may be found in my 2008 essay “John Barleycorn Was Dead”.)

The 21st-century version of the victorious ideology is not called “home-brewed ale”, but rather “Progressivism”, or the “New World Order”, or “Global Governance”, among other terms. The process of imposing the new global utopia is, of course, referred to as “the Great Reset”. Which is currently well underway, and will probably be completed before most people realize what is happening.

One of the features of latter-day Communism is that it has always been able to count on a multitude of fellow travellers among the members of the political class in the liberal democracies. The Soviets recruited agents of influence in Western governments and cultural circles, but they really didn’t have to work all that hard to find them; there was always a pool of idealistic intellectuals who were eager to embrace the utopian vision provided by the Socialist Revolution.

Communism is primarily a disease of the intellectuals. The proletariat — the purported beneficiaries of the socialist revolution — are generally indifferent to the allure of progressive utopias. But those who hold multiple advanced degrees are especially attracted to the idea of a glorious future planned and implemented by technocrats. They can draw up detailed plans for the construction of an ideal political economy, but they lack the political power to realize their dreams. Achieving such power tends to consume all their energy for well over half their lives; hence the pursuit of power becomes an end in itself.

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The following remarks by Diana West were delivered on October 27 at the Institute of World Politics in a talk entitled “Secrets of the Archives: Reconsidering Research of Bukovsky and Romerstein”. In it she draws extensively on the work of the well-known Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, who was given access to the archives of Soviet intelligence during the brief interregnum in Russia after the breakup of the USSR. This recording is audio-only, but well worth your time:

In her talk, Diana refers several times to her book American Betrayal, which is available here.

Special Class

It’s my contention that pushing Senator-elect John Fetterman across the finish line in Pennsylvania was the most important goal the Deep State set for itself in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

A Fetterman victory, even more so than the “election” of Joe Biden in 2020, would demoralize what remains of conservative opposition to the progressive ascendancy in the USA.

Those who accept Mr. Fetterman’s win at face value — which seems to mean a large majority of voters — are forced into the realization that most of their compatriots are brainwashed zombies who would vote for a slime mold if it was running as a Democrat. It’s therefore no longer possible for them to view the electorate en masse as a repository of civic virtue.

On the other hand, those who consider it obvious that the election of John Fetterman was fraudulent — and I count myself among them — are placed in an uncomfortable position. President Biden and the media set it up ahead of time so that anyone who questions an electoral result — at least one that ends in a Democrat victory — is a “danger to democracy” and quite possibly a domestic insurrectionist. If you hold elective office, or are a government employee, or are even just trying to keep your job with a major corporation, you’ll be well-advised to keep your mouth shut and pretend you believe the election was on the up-and-up. You therefore become a forced participant in the Big Lie. It’s humiliating and degrading, and it helps to further atomize any political opposition to progressive rule.

I’m OK — I’m old and insignificant, and I don’t have an employer. I can say what I like. But there are plenty of people who don’t have that luxury. They have mortgages and families to support. They have to face the possibility that their kids may be taken away by CPS. As a result, they do triage when considering their potential actions. For public consumption they’re going to have to smile and accept the election result as legitimate, whether they believe it or not. And that really sucks.

When traditional totalitarian states hold “elections”, the dictator and his party customarily receive 99% of the vote. The puppeteers in the Modern Multicultural West, however, are more shrewd and savvy about such matters. They realize that their selected candidate only needs 51% of the vote to win.

And pushing him through at that level means that the lumpenvoters will believe the result is real. In the Soviet Union everyone knew the election result was a lie. They had to pretend to believe it, but they knew it was a lie.

But in the USA most people believe that the progressive apparatchik who wins an election with 51% of the vote really did win it, and they will tend to disregard any accusations of large-scale systematic election fraud.

It becomes even more demoralizing when you realize that even without all the fraud, Mr. Fetterman would still have come close to winning the election. Even without all the dead people voting, without the bused-in winos voting several times in multiple precincts, without all those conveniently discovered boxes of mail-in ballots, the brain-damaged Democrat candidate would probably have gotten — what? maybe 47%, 48% of the vote?

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