Friday, August 7, 2015

GOP Debate - 08/06/15

I, like many, was eagerly anticipating last night's debate, just to see what Donald Trump would do. For a long time now, the political landscape has been a wilderness with no leaders to lead us out of it. Trump has taken the stage by storm the past two months. Despite the politico-academic-media establishment trying their absolute hardest to destroy him, with gleeful help from the Cuckservatives that control the mainstream right, The Donald has been gathering strength at every league, proving himself to be the epitome of antifragility that we in this sector of the web strive for. Despite some serious disagreements with Trump, I recognize that he's not only the best chance we have for some real change, but his strong stance on immigration and trade - my two biggest issues, leave me no choice but to support him. Spiritually I'm probably closer to Rand Paul - when he's being himself, but he has unfortunately decided to mask his true self more and more over the years to kowtow to the Cuckservative establishment, which is in itself unattractive.

The first tenet of game is being unapologetic about who you are. Trump has that quality in spades, and if there is a lesson from the Trump campaign to be learned, it's that game translates over to politics just as much as it does to seduction, because they're ultimately both about leadership. Trump has the best game I've ever seen. Rand Paul's game is weak, and he was consequently trashed at last night's debate, running foolishly uphill into the blazing howitzers of the Donald Trump battery. It's too bad, because an alliance between Trump and Paul is exactly what the country needs.

The debate structure was a huge clusterfuck. 10 people on stage just doesn't make for a very good debate, let alone 17, which is why they had to have an undercard and a main event. I suppose that was something that little could be done about, but the moderation was equally as disappointing.

The moderation team seemed to be more interested in engaging in tabloid/clickbait journalism in destroying candidates (with the seeming exceptions of Bush and Rubio - telling) than in allowing them to explain themselves, especially Trump. They asked Trump personal "gotcha!" questions rather than trying to get him to engage in policy prescription. Trump, being the master of frame control that he is, turned the tables each time, and with this came the highlight of the night early on:

I almost jumped for joy when this happened. It is exemplative of the Cuckservative establishment - buy into the left's frame and then try to make them think you're good people, and Trump destroyed it. He at once exploded the "war on women" narrative by refusing to buy into it and dismissing its premise entirely, flipping the script to the truth - neither he, nor the country, has time for PC "social justice" bullshit. It's time to get serious on issues that are not fabrications - like immigration and trade, instead of this stupid PC nonsense. Notice also the underlying logic of the question - that you cannot make disparaging remarks about women, no matter what, especially if it's regarding their appearance. Women are special snowflakes that need constant care. Ironically, it very much shits on the legacy of Second Wave Feminism, wherein women were supposed to be capable of taking it on the chin just as much as men.

There was also a wider range of retardation going on, prompted by the moderators, which again is exemplative of the Cuckservative establishment and at times makes me wonder whether the supposedly right wing Fox News was a leftist plant to make the GOP look retarded (and boy do they love taking the bait).

A large portion of the debate was spent on talking about abortion, which is a stupid waste of political resources. It is not going away (at least anytime soon), period, and there are far more important issues that can be focused on successfully. It makes no sense to focus so much on it and potentially alienate voters that might otherwise be on board with inherently right wing/nationalist stances on immigration and trade. It is basically equivalent to the GOP giving the left a gun to shoot it with, and they always do it, every single time.

Another retarded segment was toward the end when a question was asked about the role of God in the candidate's lives. This is another gun that the GOP gives the left to shoot it with, and again they always do it. No one aside from a small portion of their natural base is going to take them seriously if they continue to do this. Independents, libertarians, anti-establishment types, and others that might feasibly vote Republican if they hit on the right notes (nationalism, civil libertarianism, tough stance on immigration, etc.) think it's a joke, and I do.

A segment about gays was also bothersome. These people are 3.8% of the population but are still yet another loaded gun that the GOP gives to the left. Republicans need to dismiss this stuff, like Trump did with the "war on women."

One more embarassing segment of the evening had the Cuckservatives chomping at the bit to pledge solidarity to Israel. Rand Paul had his one shining moment of brilliance last night when he commented that it was foolish to borrow money America doesn't have to spend on foreign aid, which should be progressively cut, including, eventually, to Israel. This logic appeared to be lost on the rest of the stage though, as all bent over for Israel (Donald Trump is the same, and this is one of his biggest weaknesses). One hallmark of a Cuckservative is that he cares more about Israel's borders and cultural interests than his own country's, and that is what we saw. It is very embarassing that people hoping to be the highest officeholder in the country are so beholden to a foreign nation. What kind of leadership is that? What other nation is so beholden to foreigners? George Washington's amazingly prescient warnings in his farewell address of 1796 were on display once more.

Overall I was disappointed with the moderation team. Their questions were pathetic, and they revealed themselves for the Cucks they were. They seemed more eager to make their own people look bad than making the left look bad, especially if that person's name was Donald Trump. I'd expect this of NBC, but not Fox News (leftist plant?).

In closing, I will write some thoughts about each of the ten people on that stage. I didn't watch the "loser's debate" because I was out day gaming, which is honestly a lot more important.

Donald Trump: Held his own and then some. His smackdown of the loaded feminist bullshit flying from Megyn Kelly's mouth was, again, the highlight of the night, and he proved himself a master of frame control once more all through the night. He does need to be more specific with policy prescriptions going forward, though, and he can easily do that by using material from Time to Get Tough. It's fine to take advantage of anger, but people want to be led out of the woods, and if Trump is not more specific soon people may well start looking elsewhere for answers. If Trump can combine his charisma and game with viable solutions he might just be unstoppable. According to most, he was last night's winner with his stage dominance, but I didn't quite see him as the guy that did the best.

Jeb Bush: The ultimate Cuckservative. His submissive body language and frame were awful, and all he did was qualify himself by his stint in Florida. The only things I care about is that he's not tough on immigration and he apologized for Common Core. Please Jeb, just leave. I know you raised over $100 million, but that is emblematic of the problem. You have no chance of winning a general election unless a black swan hits - your game is terrible and your last name is going to do you in with the broad cross-section of society that wants nothing to do with a Bush. Nobody wants to see Jeb vs. Hillary - not only would it be horrible, but it wouldn't even be entertaining because both have zero charisma.

Scott Walker: Seemed to get the most airtime. The guys at RVF mentioned that he has a punchable face and they were right. I didn't see any selling point to this guy at all and it was disgusting how much time the moderators gave him.

Mike Huckabee: Had the secondary highlight of the night when he said that the military was not a social experiment and that the PC social engineering experiment was dangerous. It highlights my and IWD's recent reflecting on Homer's warnings of weakness and not being able to defend yourself, and this is happening as we continue to deconstruct the military in favor of "equality."

Ben Carson: A nice guy, and I appreciated what he said about race and race baiting (I joked that they had to ask the black guy about this), and had some good jokes, but he does not belong there. No strong policy prescriptions to hear of and his overall game was weak.

Ted Cruz: An absolutely vile individual. I don't trust politicians by defeault but I trust him the least. I fear his lust for power nearly as much as I fear Hillary's.

Marco Rubio: I think he gained the most from the standpoint of actually debating substance. He was the most polished of the night in terms of policy prescriptions (and not just on what he's done, but going forward). Unfortunately, he's still a Cuck, which makes sense given he was groomed by Jeb.

Rand Paul: Aside from his moment on Israel, he was eviscerated, and it was sad to see because I am, again, probably closest to him overall policy wise. Donald Trump has sucked all the life out of his campaign (including me) and he is desperate to get it back, looking like a zombie in the process. He was indeed, acting like a leftist - a sniveling, snarky, arrogant, angry twat desperate for attention. This is not good in any case, but especially not if you're going up against Trump. The best thing for the country now would be, if present trends continue for another month or two, if Rand ended his campaign, worked to make amends with Trump, and emerge as a potential VP pick should Trump win the nomination (which, while still a longshot, looks increasingly likely every day), grooming himself for a run in the future.

Chris Christie: He should have run in 2012. His ship has passed, or sunk, because of "Bridgegate." He made a bit of an impact, but in the wrong way - revealing that he wants to turn social security into a redistribution program and fully supports NSA spying. From an overall standpoint on performance, he may get a post-debate bump, but I wager he is not what people think they need.

John Kasich: If I was an establishment Republican, this is the man I would want to run, not Jeb. Not only is he the seemingly popular governor of an absolutely crucial state, he appears to have done a good job, balancing budgets there and in Washington. While defeating the left and stopping the degeneration of Western civilization is my highest priority, and I don't see him as being the man to push us forward into doing that, he seems to be the most acceptable moderate of the lot. If Trump doesn't win, I'll probably side with this guy, if his stance on immigration is acceptable.

Observe Trump's body language vs Jeb's.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Bardic Circle Episode 4: Books for Ascension

The fourth episode of the Bardic Circle focuses specifically on books to achieve understanding and self-actualization as a man, with current events commentary in the first half.

- Intro.
- 2:08: A personal story of someone raging at me over my position that children's cartoons should not be propagandized with politicized themes such as "no means no," criticism of Steven Universe.
- 10:06: The battle lines being drawn as social interaction breaks down rapidly, echo chambers on the internet.
- 13:50: Donald Trump's continued dominance of the public discourse, the GOP debate on August 6th, Trump's "simplistic charisma."
- 17:29: Donald Trump's policy book - Time to Get Tough, is Donald Trump dangerous? Donald Trump being a necessary bulldozer to destroy the current zeitgeist, the Islamic threat as Europe "hugs its way into non-existence."
- 21:55: The "Cuckservative" term, the Cuckservative establishment fearing Trump, the castrating influence of lobbyists on both parties, the breakdown of the two party system, the tightrope we must walk as the system breaks down and we march against the enemy.
- 26:17: Brief intermission as I ramble.
- 28:20: Intermission ends, Jeb Bush having zero game, Trump's magnificent game exemplified as he turned the tables on Gawker's dox, Gawker as a sinking ship.
- 33:06: Beta male publishes a dubious rape claim as a way to discredit Trump, the go-to strategy in the current culture being "when in doubt, cry rape," the leftist labeling and victim tactics losing their impact, MTV's White People, shit hitting the fan when whites cease feeling the leftover guilt from the Second World War - the potential and the danger, the people whining about "white privilege" being privileged themselves in the truest sense.
- 41:03: A new project I've begun, the insanity going back to a pharaoh named Akhenaten, conservative forces historically winning out against deconstructionist revolutions - but not now because they were trashed by the World Wars, conceptions of conservatism in different times and places and brief periods of awakening.
- 49:39: Trump coming at exactly the right time - the hour is late.
- 53:51: Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner being ripped by his or her own transgender allies over tax money paying for gender transitions, which is already happening in New York.
- 57:53: Brief technical difficulties.
- 1:01:42: Tech difficulties over, the previous theme continued, Andrew Cuomo as governor.
- 1:04:04: The narcissism and self-centered nature of many in the LGBT movement - how they need to infiltrate and co-opt any little thing in the name of "gay equality," gay Boy/Cub Scout leaders (with a personal story), the FDA's possible ending of their lifetime ban on gays giving blood being a public health issue.
- 1:22:07: The history of the left's cavalier attitude to HIV/AIDS, as Thomas Sowell outlines in his Vision of the Anointed.
- 1:30:50: The Vision of the Anointed continued in a summary.
- 1:31:40: SJW's trying to get Roosh banned from Canada, "Verbal Inflation" as described in Vision and how one crazed Canadian feminist using it.
- 1:38:42: The decreasing sanity of society as all traditions and tempering influences are destroyed in succeeding generations of the anointed, as Sowell writes at the end of Vision.
- 1:40:55: Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers as a warning about societal stagnation and degeneration into fascism as the only escape valve from an increasingly insane "Progressivism."
- 1:50:32: Fiction as social commentary continued in Homer's Iliad - force as man's master and a stark warning about the contemporary deconstruction of the military under "social justice" auspices. Those without power will forever be at the mercy of those that have it, all social conventions and niceties can only exist within the context of the force to defend them.
- 1:56:11: Gone Girl, the disincentives toward marriage, and the price signals that marriage is a bad play for men. Some of the changes are good and some are bad, but humans need more than the continuation of their blood.
- 2:00:08: Society forcing relationships to two extremes - celibacy or promiscuity, and the monosphere often acting as the transition between these two extremes. Neither are very fulfilling.
- 2:05:26: Wasting time in your early 20's as not being terrible. Growth takes time.
- 2:06:19: The Homeric hero, and some of his drawbacks.
- 2:07:15: Homer's Odyssey, its outlining of the ideal relationship (as seen between Odysseus and Penelope) as that being a union of mind, how that relationship is disincentivized today - but as also seen in the Odyssey, it takes many defeats before you attain victory - it requires effort. You must suffer before you triumph, and your worth as revealed in that suffering.
- 2:12:16: The Odyssey continued, Agamemnon as a warning against easy triumph and complacency, particularly around women, Odysseus' victory coming out of suffering and also due to his careful navigation in his relationships with women - women can be dangerous to a man.
- 2:17:28: Aristotle's Nicomachaean Ethics, the Doctrine of the Mean as a source of living a good life every day.
- 2:18:19: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, the Conan stories by Robert E. Howard, J.R.R. Tolkien's two conceptions of masculinity - the great men/the philosopher kings who lead through experience, and the simple man fighting for his own. The difference between Tolkienesque versus Homeric manliness.
- 2:30:02: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, the desire to serve your homeland, the mindset that makes a SEAL described in the book, with some passages, the connecting bridge between Tolkienesque and Homeric heroes as seen in Luttrell.
- 2:36:42: A prescient passage in Starship Troopers, a cautionary tale of low information and low quality voters.
- 2:38:56: The memoirs of Louis XIV, which delves into power, respect, attention, leadership, and work ethic.
- 2:39:57: The memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
- 2:40:29: Some passages from Louis XIV's memoirs and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations on your associates and mindset.
- 2:45:08: The virtue of memoirs as a means of communication directly with the men that wrote them, a magic, as Carl Sagan said, that transcends space and time. Will there be similar memoirs written? The True Glory philosophy hopes there will be.
- 2:47:53: Marcus Aurelius: "Our life is what our thoughts make it." How you program your brain depends on your thoughts and more importantly, actions. You are your thoughts and actions. It is not enough just to think - this was the fatal conceit of the Pythagoreans and Platonists.
- 2:49:29: Carl Sagan and Cosmos.
- 2:53:01: Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich for mindset and putting yourself on the path to be great and attain your goals, and the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene to get what you want socially.
- 2:55:49: The similarities between all of what these men have said over centuries. It can be taken as a calling that we are right and the freaks we despise are wrong.
- 2:57:12: The works of Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt's life and masculine example, with a mention of Cicero. Theodore Roosevelt's Naval War of 1812, and his speeches.
- 3:00:04: What we're reading now - Malazan Book of the Fallen, and The First World War: A Very Short Introduction, the importance of understanding World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front, Mein Kampf as giving you an insight into the social mania of the post-World War I Germany and the stark warnings of demagogic manipulation, Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger.
- 3:07:52: Conclusion, the need to combine self-actualization with a broader social purpose.

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