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Since they didn't arrest Trump today...

Vox Day made a comment that reminded me of this.   Stalin's purge cost the Russians, but it wasn't fatal.   The recent purge of the U.S. Armed forces (actually begun with Slick Willie and continued with Ovomit) has not only removed most competent leadership but reduced the strength of the force to the point that the likely adventures of the near future will not be possible without conscription.   In addition to replacing the leadership with both incompetent and corrupt officers the past administrations have diluted what is left of the rank and file through social engineering.   It is likely to be a lot messier this time around as the most qualified men simply will not go.  

And since the government lacks the force to play games in a relatively small area (e.g. Ukraine) and have its European allies do at least some of the work, when it has to (try to) police the three million square miles of flyover country with 30-50 million partisans in thousands of enclaves.   The ridiculous remark by Joetato about "F-15s and nukes" shows how disconnected from the reality they are, given that he was reading a script given to him by the puppet masters.   They actually seem to believe it.

In other news, Derek Chauvin (the cop railroaded for attempting to arrest a violent felon who happened to OD while being restrained) has pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges and been sentencet to another year and a month in prison.   It won't add any prison time as he had already been incarcerated for longer than the sentence, but the regime has to continue tormenting its victims.   Probably because it gets so few opportunities.   The intensity of the hatred is a little frightening.

Speaking of an incompetent military serving an impotent (on the world stage) regime, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff essentially said that U.S. will not prevent a nuclear Iran.

A passenger perished from injuries caused by turbulence while flying in a corporate jet.   The decedent was a member of past Democrat administrations.   They're getting more creative, not that they need to.   The sheeple graze on.   I know, there was a similar incident on a commercial flight a while ago.   Where do you think they got the idea?

And black on white violence is off the streets and onto college basketball courts.   This one in Memphrica.   Another a few days ago.   I don't know why they hate the white girls so much.   They will graduate with degrees in accounting or architecture of something and go to work as regular productive citizens.   The attackers' prospects for the WNBA are not endangered by their success.   Now if the WNBA allows trannies to play, that's another matter.   But still not the white girls' fault.   Wait, yes it is.   Somehow.

Know, O prince, that between the years after the USSR fell, and the years of the rise of Chaos, there was a global world undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Washington, Moscow, Beijing, London and Brussels - connected by a spider-web of container ships, floating cruise palaces, nonstop air transportation, fiber optic cables. But the proudest civilization of the world was Christendom, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither rose a class of sullen-men, with the power of that great civilization in hand, with gigantic pathologies and gigantic visions, determined to replace the Western foundational principle "under God", or at least "under reason" with "under us".

Following is the inspiration. I don't remember if REH (Conan) wrote it or it was added by a later editor.

Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck."

Robert Heinlein

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