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Oct 20, 2022Liked by Jordan Schachtel

Something I wrote after the Fall Of Kabul:

These people don't live in The Real World.

The West in general and its elites in particular, in and out of MSM, government and the military, live in a world increasingly consumed by symbol, spectacle and abstraction. Not only that, but they confuse wish-fulfillment with reality. Decide that you're going to identify as a different gender, race, ethnicity, hell, decide that you're a member of a different species and woe betide anyone who doesn't go along with the charade. They might even get themselves "cancelled".

Hell, even the consequences of their (symbolic) actions are themselves largely symbolic. Melvin didn't get to put on a TED talk because someone dug up an old Tweet of his and now he's "literal Hitler" for a while.

For that matter, the truly Great and Good rarely even face those kinds of consequences. They can cause institutions to fail everywhere they go - but as long as they parrot today's approved platitudes, they glide from internship to government sinecure to think tank to academia to financial services to corporate board to consulting gig to MSM Talking Head, sometimes more than one cushy post simultaneously. Most probably never having had a 9-5 job, much less done farm or factory work, in their lives. These days, they may never even physically show up to work, ever, but their bank accounts rarely seem to reflect this.

They can even engage in outright fraud, but a big enough fish will only pay a fine, a portion of his ill-gotten gains. Meanwhile, he remains as free as a bird, and probably doesn't even face social ostracism. Last I checked, Jon Corzine is not on the naughty list of the people who matter.

Since results don't matter and there are few consequences for losing, even for catastrophe, everything becomes a matter of spin. All problems can be solved with better P.R., and there is no greater triumph than when some newscaster recites that glib talking point you just coined or when your FB post went viral, your instagram noticed by the right kind of influencer. In other words, winning is a matter of successful symbol manipulation. Speaking of spin, virtue signaling is an obsession, even unto rank hypocrisy, and the Davos Set think nothing of flying a private jet to a conference where they can congratulate themselves on their commitment to stopping climate change. Again, if there are to be any consequences, then those are for the little people to deal with.

Even in their dwindling contact with the physical world, the elites live in a world of wish-fulfillment. Push a button and whatever food or whatever else you want is brought to your door by some peon, paid for seamlessly by some electrons exchanged between banks that may not even have a physical location within a thousand miles of your location, if they have locations at all. Hell, you can even get laid via internet, just swipe right on the lucky profile. Everything is taken care of in the background, your credit card billed and airline miles accumulated automatically and the food or the girl just show up. Somehow. By Uber, I guess. Mundane questions like "How do I feed the kids this week and pay for school supplies and make the rent?" never come into the equation.

These are people who confuse their fantasies with reality to the point where they actually believe their own press releases. They give an order and it happens. They proclaim their puppets in Kabul to be wise and stable technocrats, their well-trained military striding from triumph to triumph and So Let It Be Done, So Let It Be Written. "So let it be written" - that's the word, that's all that need be done and the little people just somehow make it happen. For sheer lack of contact with the real world, these people make Louis XVI look like a medieval gong farmer or a pygmy tribesman by comparison.

Contrast the Taliban. Symbol, spectacle and abstraction mean very little to them. Doordash doesn't operate in their area and if a Talib wants a vegan option, he'll have to provide for it himself. It has probably never occurred to a Talib that he could cancel his enemies simply by digging up their old tweets, sent under a long discarded Twitter ID, and he doesn't have time for that, anyway. He lives in the world of concrete and material things, he thinks nothing of killing and in his world, there are bullets waiting to kill him quite literally dead and transport him to a very earthly and very earthy sort of paradise.

You can't wish those things away, your credit cards are no good and probably rifa, anyway, and the bullet flying towards him isn't concerned with word games, and is indifferent to pronouns, his upcoming struggle session to root out unconscious racism and it can neither be reasoned with or convinced to bother someone less important.

The world of American elites collided with the world of the Taliban and got its ass kicked. Biden and his crew cannot deal with this, because that kind of reality does not select for success in symbol manipulation, any more than skill at football selects for an ability to do math problems.

The clownish Western response to the COVID is similar. The virus can't be negotiated with, can't be bought off, can't be distracted, and is unimpressed with you and how highly you may think of yourself.

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The free world was never been free, it was always an illusion. These psychopaths have been planning this type of takeover for many years. They are in control and we are cattle to them. They have been soft-killing people all over the world for decades. Covid jab is the hard-kill that Jones has been talking about for many years. He is not perfect and he has his part in this psychological operation for sure. If we think that covid started the tyranny because they are trying to save lives, think again.

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Freedom isn’t free, there’s a heavy f***in fee

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It was after Biden's election (or whatever happened) that I realized that western leaders were puppets. The leaders of the free world: US got a leader with dementia and Canada has a leader who is a brainless narcissist. It could not be more obvious to those who will look.

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I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan. We must start collectively calling for a dismantling of the “nanny-state” or we are done. Our only hope is true revival!

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Change can come. The elements in the GOP that you speak of are very new. My whole life until Trump it was the Bush-Romney-WSJ types running the GOP. But now a new kind of person is engaged and running for office, and in a few weeks many of them may win despite their own party's attempt to shiv them. This could spark change all over the place.

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Sunak was rejected by a majority of Tory MPs and the party membership in the recent leadership contest. Jeremy Hunt, who has now been appointed Chancellor, was roundly rejected in the early stages of the contest. Somebody is parachuting these globalists into the British government and forcefully ejecting democratically chosen leaders; it's not the majority of Tory MPs, useless as most of them are.

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As short as I can make it the biggest problems that led to the loss of freedom are these:

1. Free trade with China, a country that has zero freedom is a corrupting influence particularly for the political class.

2. Western government became so big and central to the economy that regulatory capture is a necessary part of business which leads to a merger of state and corporation, aka fascism.

3. The death of free speech, which although it had been under attack for many years managed to survive, was finally completed by monopolistic tech companies who dominate public forums.

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The West has NEVER been a democracy. Ask the millions of lads who were sent to die in the trenches. The West is a feudality. Always has been. Always will be. We are free to do whatever we want providing it fits in with the ruling elite.

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We need solutions that also include the ballot box. This starts with upcoming mid-term elections in the US. There are many candidates who are anti-globalists. The elite have gained control slowly over many years. It won’t be fixed w one election cycle; however, maybe the bleeding can be stopped.

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Wait. "Today’s U.K. tories believe in what amounts to communism + tax cuts, but the tax cuts are negotiable." WTF? I guess I missed some world historical event, but the arch-rightists in the Tory party are all in for dictatorship of the proletariat, the smashing of the capitalist state and redistribution of wealth to the working class? To call Tories "communist" is not only a nonsensical claim, it also hides what is going on. The ruling class will remain untouched. The rest of us will be reduced to penury. This is not communism. It is fascism. Get a clue.

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If you would have shown a clip of Brandon trying to pronounce the words on his trusty teleprompter to people 30-40 years ago and told them that's the US president in 2022, they would have died laughing and wouldn't believe you for a second, yet here we are...

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If you're a Tory in the UK, don't vote for Fishy Rishi. Please don't

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The voting box has been compromised along with real journalism, which only leaves a few ways for actual change. Few of them are good choices.

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We were never free, we get to vote once every 3-5 years then the scabs we elect make laws we don't like.

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The Anglosphere in this respect seems to have as much in common with every other nation on Earth currently dominated by the World Economic Forum - Davos - Bilderberg kleptocrats. Appears strangely as if the rise of the Digital Culture and the New World Order rose from similar roots.

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