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Nations have often gone mad in a matter of months. The French abandoned their supposedly idealistic revolutionary project and turned it into a monstrous hell for a year between July 1793 and 1794. After the election of November 1860, in a matter of weeks, Americans went from thinking secession was taboo to visions of killing the greatest number of their fellow citizens on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Mao’s China went from a failed communist state to the ninth circle of Dante’s Inferno, when he unleashed the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

In the last six months, we have seen absurdities never quite witnessed in modern America. Madness, not politics, defines it. There are three characteristics of all these upheavals. One, the events are unsustainable. They will either cease or they will destroy the nation, at least as we know it. Two, the law has largely been rendered meaningless. Three, left-wing political agendas justify any means necessary to achieve them.

Citizenship as Mere Residency
Two million people are anticipated to cross the southern border, en masse and illegally, over a 12-month period. If that absurdity were to continue, we would be adding the equivalent of a major U.S. city every year. The new arrivals have three things in common: Their first act was to break U.S. law by entering the country. Their second was to break the law by residing here illegally. And their third will be to find false identification or other illegal means to continue breaking the law. One does not arrive as a guest in a foreign country and immediately violate the laws of his host—unless one holds those laws in contempt.

Arrivals now cross a border that had been virtually closed to illegal immigration by January 2021. In the cynical and immoral logic of illegal immigration (that cares little for the concerns either of would-be legal immigrants or U.S. citizens), arrivals will be dependent upon the state and thus become constituents of progressives who engineered their arrival.

Yet the issue is not illegal immigration per se. If protests were to continue in Cuba, and 1 million Cubans boated to Miami, the Biden Administration would stop the influx, in terror that so many anti-Communists might tip Florida red forever.

How strange that the U.S. government is considering going door-to-door to bully the unvaccinated, even as it ignores the daily influx of thousands from Mexico and Latin America, without worrying whether they are carrying or vaccinated for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the progressive media shrilly warns that the new Delta Variant of the virus is exploding south of the border. Note how the administration applies standards to its own citizens that it does not apply to foreign nationals illegally entering the country.

We know from the failed Soviet system and from the French Revolution that the most mediocre in society became its most eager auditors of correct behavior. The arbiters of proper thought—the self-righteous paid toady, the perpetual victim employed in service to government payback, the freelancing snitch—were always the villains of freedom, productivity, and humanity, whether we read of the killing off of Alexander the Great’s inner circle, the forced suicides of the Neronian circle, the Jacobin murder spree, or the nightmarish world described by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn……

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RTWT: The American Descent into Madness › American Greatness

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Stepping on the achievement of Neil Armstrong and numerous other brave men in pursuit of, what, bragging rights? What a fucking steroid-pumped pair of over-rich idiots.

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But don’t fret because… because…. well, because the tools at Jalopnix love it [and China] like good little drones. Sandy Munro Attempts To Demystify The Absurdly Low Cost Of The Changli

Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky ordered what has to be the world’s cheapest new, fully functional electric vehicle, from a Chinese manufacturer called Changli for just $930 ($1,200 with the battery pack included). Sure, with shipping, the price for it delivered to his house in the U.S. soared to nearly $3,000, but even at that price it doesn’t seem like the worst deal in the world. But overall it could become the worst car in the world.

Remember “Cash for Clunkers?” Here’s a trip down my own memory lane written in 2010:

Once again my vision for a new green America takes a giant step thanks to the current government of “really smart people:” Cash for Clunkers May Cost Up to $45,354 Per Vehicle. Sooner or later, the Obama Administration is going to have to implement my fiendish plan from 2005:

When we wake up on that shining morning, we will discover that all our internal combustion vehicles have been replaced with exact hybrid replicas that run on a combination of electrical power, sunshine, moonshine, and the flatulence of politicians, ecologists, and other bovines.


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The Didik: Rejoice! Your Government’s Car is Here to Help You Kill Global Warming. Varoooonk!

I know saturation pollution first hand. I was born in Los Angeles in the smog of the late 40s. Electric cars were either long forgotten or not yet envisioned.LA was Smogville for Angeleans at that time. I can remember walking to school in smog so thick it seemed that my father would march in front of us with a machete. Black flakes of soot settled on the white enamel of my mother’s stove as she cursed the black streaks in the collars of my father’s starched white Hathaway shirts. The air, on the clear days, was best described as “ocher.”

Now a haze still lingers over Los Angeles, but you need distance and elevation to make it out. There are days when the wind and weather collaborate that shine crisp and clear. Even though the automobile population of Los Angeles has quintupled since my childhood, a great deal of progress has been made in smog control and reduction. Compared to my childhood, the air of Los Angeles is now pure and pristine.

Alas, to Progressives, this progress is no progress; any improvement shy of perfection is no improvement at all. Automobiles remain. Pollution remains. Los Angeles remains. Curses, foiled again!

Worse still, the middle class remains. It grows larger, more affluent, and greedy for the good life than ever. None of this is “A Good Thing.” To Progressives, seeing Utopia forever just out of reach, and locked in the immortal dystopia of the now, only perfection persuades. Anything less is just not good enough. Ever. [continue reading…]

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Meanwhile, America’s House of the Year is Done


Y’awl come out to see us if you can.

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THE KRILLS are currently renting these billboards and doing God’s Work.

Dick Proenneke, The Man Who Lived Alone In The Wilderness “Did you ever pick blueberries after a summer rain? Pull on dry woolen socks after you’ve peeled off the wet ones? Come in out of the subzero and shiver yourself warm in front of a wood fire? The world is full of such things.”

Wendal Berry @ Settled Things Strange

How The Jeep Got It’s Name –  “The Jeep’s a magical dog and can disappear and things”. [continue reading…]

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Noted in Passing: “NO”in America

“His remarkable memory serves Blackstock well as he renders images on paper with paper, markers, and crayons. I commented on how many tiny differences there were in the teeth from one saw blade to the next in his piece The Saws. He replied, in a somewhat frustrated tone, that it took him two visits to Home Depot to memorize them all. He uses no straightedge (“No need,”™ he says) yet his layout is impeccable. And if asked, he can reproduce the same images exactly, time and again –” a skill needed in  cartooning or illustration, professions in which Blackstock might have excelled under different circumstances.” —Autistic Savant Gregory Blackstock’s Gorgeous Visual Collections

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“Despite massive Voter Fraud and Irregularities during the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, that we are now seeing play out in very big and important States, I never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government. So ridiculous! Sorry to inform you, but an Election is my form of “coup,” and if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley. He got his job only because the world’s most overrated general, James Mattis, could not stand him, had no respect for him, and would not recommend him. To me, the fact that Mattis didn’t like him, just like Obama didn’t like him and actually fired Milley, was a good thing, not a bad thing. I often act counter to people’s advice who I don’t respect. [continue reading…]

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Dixie Fire near Paradise explodes across 1,100 acres in less than a day [continue reading…]

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Hey, Monty. Want to go out for a walk? Get in.

Devoted Owner Takes His Dying Dog On One Last Walk Across A Mountain In A Wheelbarrow 

Monty the labradoodle and his owner Carlos Fresco, 57, traveled* from their home in London to climb the summit of Pen y Fan in Brecon Beacons, Wales. The duo had enjoyed walking across many locations across the country including three peaks before Monty was diagnosed with leukemia.

Before he died, his owner Carlos Fresco took him on one last journey together to the top of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales. [continue reading…]

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This is an excerpt from a longer video of the #CCP’s military channel at https://ixigua.com/6983547320994365991?logTag=14123dd5431fc3630e83. It was uploaded two days ago, and has 2.37 M views, 11K comments and 88K likes so far. The channel has 2 M subscribers.

I side with Wretchard in my belief that while Japan technically “has no nuclear weapons” it most likely has the components of nukes that could be put together in an afternoon with the same function and fit as a new Toyota.

[HT: David D.]

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With their “necessary equipment” including, I suppose, ammunition since there are wide reports of the police having run out. It would be nice if South Africa could avoid a full-scale civil war devolving into a race war. We’ll see.

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Boomer Lovesongs: Dancing in the Dark


File Under: Nobody was ever that young. Were they?

I get up in the evenin’
And I ain’t got nothin’ to say
I come home in the mornin’
I go to bed feelin’ the same way
I ain’t nothin’ but tired
Man, I’m just tired and bored with myself
Hey there, baby, I could use just a little help

You can’t start a fire
You can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire
Even if we’re just dancin’ in the dark [continue reading…]

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Noted in Passing: Mr. Potato Head quotes Stalin

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