2021/01/07

Candy Desk Honey Trap

Candy Desk

A catch-22 inherent in outsider politics is that movements outside the mainstream by definition attract misfits and oddballs. Those kinds of folks tend to suffer from a dearth of patience, invites lax vetting of new members. Instead of a big tent, the typical outsider movement often ends up as a circus tent.

We saw this dynamic on full display with the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of the Alt-right three years ago. They'd tapped into an energetic part of the zeitgeist and built a head of steam, only to lose it all in a series of unforced blunders. Their movement took its mortal blow when naiveté and poor planning led them into a purpose-built trap.

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know I urge dissidents against street action. If Charlottesville wasn't enough of a cautionary tale, the BLM riots that overran major cities this past summer should have served ample notice that the Left controls the streets.

Folks in certain quarters of the Right like to flirt with genetic determinism. I'm no determinist, but the mounting evidence is making me wonder if an affinity for outsider politics might be genetic, and if it shares a gene with severe learning disabilities.

Now, I'm far from infallible. Frequent readers will recall my prediction that democrat officials in Virginia were setting up the Richmond gun rights rally to be C-Ville 2. That protest went off without a hitch, its success widely ascribed to the massive turnout.

My forecast may not have been totally wrong, just slightly premature. Here we are almost exactly one year later, and our rulers finally have the spectacular right-wing riot they've been salivating over for years.
Seething with anger, mostly unmasked, Donald Trump’s supporters stormed and breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, stoked by his defiant speech claiming the election had been stolen from him. Tens of thousands of supporters braved bone-chilling temperatures to hear him speak at the Ellipse below the White House, then many marched to Capitol Hill and up the steps, pushing their way past Capitol Police, as some of the lawmakers’ office buildings were evacuated, and Washington, DC’s mayor issued a city-wide curfew.
Of course, the piece reads like a Death Cult creedal statement. It's yet another verse in a nonstop litany of imprecations against Orange Hitler. This time, the Cult's priests in the media are rebuking their outgoing antichrist for ordering his warlocks to do violences in the holy temple of democracy because he's a sore loser. That the most egregious act of violence was committed by capitol police who killed a female Trump supporter is usually glossed over.

Another blind spot besetting many dissidents is their contradictory mouthing of the fact that the other side controls the media while rushing to take public action they know the media will use to smear them. Yes, the dominant narrative about the Capitol debacle is unconscionably slanted, but the Left controls the news organs, so they get to set the narrative. Dissidents walk into the press' line of fire at their own risk.

Yet a third handicap afflicting dissidents is a sort of transient amnesia. Some of the Trump supporters who've spent the last few years warning about the dangers of street protests are the same people calling the Capitol disaster a smashing success. They say it's an inflection point against the corrupt system, akin to the Boston Tea Party.

When evaluating the success or failure of a tactic, it's vital to look at outcomes, not abstract aspirations. Here are the results of the Capitol occupation so far:
The MSM smear job is working, too. Most voters oppose the storming of the Capitol and blame Trump for it.

YouGov


Some will retort, "The republicucks were always going to cave, the media were always going to lie about the rally, and the Harris-Biden Admin was going to crack down on dissenters anyway."

Which raises the question, why did tens of thousands of Trump supporters protest at the Capitol? The event was part of the Stop the Steal rallies intended to overturn the rigged election. That's why the MAGA crowd was protesting while Congress counted the electoral votes.

When a tactic achieves the exact opposite of its desired effect, you call it what it is: a failure.

And the current backlash is just the start. Big business and glow-in-the-dark agencies are already howling for protesters' blood.

Flight Attendants

The aftershocks of this disaster will reverberate for years. The victorious elites will hound anyone identified as a Capitol protester with federal charges. Big Tech will sentence known participants, and many ordinary people who supported them, to internal economic exile.


We'll never know what exactly happened at the Capitol yesterday. With the lapdog press rushing to memory hole evidence of Antifa provocation, this mystery will go the way of Epstein and the Vegas shooting.

What is known beyond a doubt is that dissidents will have to start learning from their mistakes if they want to survive the incoming crackdown.

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  2. Only two things comfort me in these times:

    1) The 'anointed' just can't help themselves. They could easily pump the brakes and get everything they want, but instead, they'll slam on the gas until it all comes crashing down.
    2) God is in control. Nobody gets away with anything. (Of course, this also gives me an incentive to get my own house in order.)

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    1. Point 2 is the key. God wants us to rely on Him for our every need. He sent Trump as a mercy to buy us 4 years of prep time before the chastisement. Many of us squandered those years putting our trust in princes' personality cults.

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  3. I've talked about Ruby Ridge for 20 years, but only now do I fully understand the implications of the event.

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  4. Alright, so;
    1. When the supposed right wing leadership punches right and betrays their base, it’s the base’s fault for giving the official an “excuse”.
    2. If you’re being oppressed by a politically dominate hostile power, just stay in your lane and keep your muzzle on, the Revolutionary Army should have debated their way into independence from Britain.
    3. Every single bit of signaling by Pope Francis that he is a Worldly Power sympathizing stooge is made up by the media or only interpreted that way by bad-faith anti-Catholics (except for the grotesque totems masquerading as the latest Vatican Nativity scene, you’ve just been desperately ignoring that since not even you could figure out a way to defend it) but a clearly doctored video released on the same day Trump was locked out of all his social media is to be taken at face value. Just forget all about the rest adding if the DoD with loyalists and placing SpecOps under personal command, Orange Man fully intends to blink, and I bet when he does it be what we caused and deserve as well, right?
    Just admit you took the ticket/are in the grip of despair/consider yourself “above” concern with worldly politics (which is against the Christian call to mission by the by) and get thee behind us.

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    1. This has nothing to do with staying in your lane. This is about not doing stupid shit that gets you the the exact opposite result your going for. Most people (even those who may agree with Trump) view invading the Capital Building as an act of violence, one that can not be rewarded. So yeah, whether the election was stolen or not is now a mute point. It was entirely predictable.

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  5. I can't actually believe I voted for this guy? I mean really? Wow that was a really bad horse to hitch the wagon to.

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  6. Chill, Groffin. Brian's been saying this from go and accusing him of taking the ticket is a bit on the absurd side.

    Regardless of how you want to interpret it, the powers that be closed ranks against Trump. What can you do when this happens? Your reference of the Continental Army is a hint, and one you inadvertently missed. Let me make it plain: you change the field of battle until you can compete.

    We have been playing on THEIR field this whole time. Trump was the last chance to win on that field, and he appears to have been shut out. This happens in history, and it happened in New England in 1775. The Continentals took to the field and were annihilated every time they faced the British in a stand up fight. Every. Time. Thing is, whenever they fought unconventionally, they won. They changed the field until they trained up, brought in allies, and could face the British Army on its own terms in the best possible way: by letting the French Army do the heaviest fighting. Saratoga and some smaller fights notwithstanding, Yorktown and the other decisive fights were French victories as much as they were ours. Washington's genius was keeping his army together and recognizing that he couldn't win a stand up fight, so he rallied his forces to win unconventionally.

    Yesterday was Bunker Hill. Sure, it looked cool, some points were made, but it was a loss. What comes next? The Death Cult's hold is as inevitable as the British hold on Boston in 1773. I'm not going to speculate on what the future will look like but a very, VERY cursory examination of history will give you several good ideas. Instead of condemning people who are pointing out obvious historical trends, take a step back and maybe start considering the implications. As a mutual acquaintance might say, don't be a binary thinker. This isn't the Black Pill or a surrender, just one more step down the path.

    And a warning: quit using their script.

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    1. Brian has been peddling defeatism in regards to the sociopolitical situation in America for years now, and has moreover been smug about it. He’s called himself a blackpiller, for pity’s sake! The man who penned “The Most Principle Guys On The Cinder” shouldn’t be so eager to crow 'I told you so!' from a foreseen field of ashes. Apologies that I considered this the straw that broke the camels back and became rude.
      And, honestly; for all the far-sighted big brains that keep chanting day after day “you dissident right rubes are doing this wrong”, I’m not seeing much concrete detailed explanation of what the CORRECT way of going about this is actually supposed to look like.
      More educated and committed men than myself have said for months that the Day of Reckoning is and always was the 20th. A lot can happen in two weeks. A lot can happen on the day of final deadline. I merely wish the thing we were shouting about and waiting to see who will eat crow over wasn’t almost literally the fate of the world.

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    2. Nor will you see concrete, detailed explanations, certainly not in public. I'm really not sure how much more plain it can be made. What is coming has come before, you just have to look for it in the record. It ain't pretty, I can assure you, but a big part of it is living a good life according to Christ. Brian has said time and time again that this is the most important thing we can do and he's not wrong. The other things? They will happen, but they will be lessened if we do as we have been taught by Our Lord. Pray, fast, live as you should. That's the biggest thing you can do right now.

      The ultimate day of reckoning in this mess, constitutionally, is the 20th. As to whether or not the fate of the world rests on it? No, that was decided long since. Our lives may change, but ultimately evil does not win. 1984 or Brave New World may come about for a short time, but they will fall because everything based solely upon man does: our endeavors are as inherently flawed as our natures. Ultimately, it's all vanity and only one thing matters. If you keep that in mind, it gets easier to bear.

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    3. We are subjected to this chastisement as the just wages for our manifold sins. This affliction will be lifted when we return to worshiping God in spirit and truth; then, and not before then.

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  7. What sticks out to me is that disingenuous pearl clutching decrying the horror of that day as the “darkest day in American history” are invariably the same people who excused accosting restaurant goers and burning down 7-11s as “speaking truth to power,” and the fact that I no longer think it’s disingenuous. It is clear they no longer care about the crime, only whom it was committed against. If we’re gonna bring back the concept of les majesty can we alt least also bring back noblesse oblige?

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    1. There’s a lot of theory among hardline traditionalists/reactionaries/revivalists that I’m just not ready to live by, but one social observation they’ve made that I believe is unarguable is this; Formal aristocracy and royalism was not gotten rid of for liberty or the good of the common people, it was gotten rid of so that the new ruling class of the modern era would not have to labor under the constraints of behavioral standards and expectations of mutualism the old was held to. Also “term limits” don’t make anything better, and in fact just trick people into biting their tongues and waiting instead of rising up against illegitimate leaders, who even if they’re not corrupt still never learn to lead properly because good governance is a skill only gained from a lifetime of experience, and they know they and their heirs won’t be around for the consequences of their dumb decisions.

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    2. Noblesse oblige comes back when our corrupt and alien ruling class is replaced with leaders from among our own who don't hate us.

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  8. I'd not call that video real, nevermind a concession.

    Save the wailing for the 21st. It ain't over until then.

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    1. He's referring to the video concession that is the subject of the Breitbart piece you linked. Some folks are pointing to odd artifacts to say that it's faked. I haven't heard a coherent theory on why Trump's people would have faked a video of him, though, except for people who think he might be incapacitated. If it was not his people making a hypothetical fake, the fake would have more explicitly referenced who the presidency was transitioning to.

      I find the idea that wailing is necessary or advisable absurd. Oppose or cope and move on (although for the religious that take your angle, repent and await justice is probably more suited). Wailing is wasted energy. The internet has made everyone so melodramatic...

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    2. The Breitbart piece I linked referred to a written statement released by Trump's deputy chief of staff.

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    3. Mea culpa, I made the same incorrect inference Bradford did. The last couple years of Brietbart have been rather disappointing, so I tend not to click through any links there.

      Conspiratorial people (I am not one but I read to have an idea what they're talking about) would say that that Scavino press release is just a repeat of what Trump said yesterday, where he promised a transition but never mentioned Biden (and they were taking it as more of the whole Pompeo "smooth transition to second Trump term"). But that line of thinking is looking pretty sad right now.

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    4. No worries. I was just clarifying.

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  9. Okay, before it gets too late in the night; I wish to offer a second more sincere apology to our host.
    I’m sorry Brian for snapping at you again. It’s been a stressful week but that no excuse.

    Jesus Christ is Lord, and God has raised Him from the dead.

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  10. If a person had principled objections to the election process before the protest, but not after, they had no principled objections. There will be another round of consequences: everyone who switched is going to suffer at their next election; and if they don't, that will only de-legitimize them further. Victory will be seen as their thirty pieces of silver.
    The opportunity existed for the democratic process to be demonstrated clean, clear, and secure. That opportunity is past. Two possibilities immediately present themselves: the pollies did not realize their legitimacy was at stake. Or they had more to lose from investigation than not.

    While I appreciate your reasoning, what has been shown, to my mind, is that US democracy died unremarked and unnoticed sometime in my lifetime. We may never know exactly when that was, but it was assuredly not upon the storming of the capitol.

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    1. Which post are you commenting on? For that matter, which blog have you been reading these past years? I've been saying that America as we knew it is over and we wouldn't vote our way out of this, since 2015.

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    2. 2015 also was the year I sensed the end was coming. Many things:

      -the hysteria over the Indiana RFRA, confirming the wokification of big business
      -Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage
      -first spate of widespread statue toppling
      -Trump taking over the Republican Party

      But it was also the year I got married, so from a personal standpoint I can't complain. =)

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  11. Brian

    What bemuses me as a foreigner living next door, is the theatrical histrionics by CNN. The mouthpieces are faithfully expressing the elites shock that they had to experience skin in the game and be held fleetingly accountable for the consequences of their decisions.

    And talk of second impeachment is the ultimate humiliation ritual against the middle/working classes.
    I expect the pol potting of America very soon.
    xavier

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    1. The fact that a disorganized rabble took the seat of government without bloodshed SHOULD persuade them to moderate their actions, but so far nothing has opened their eyes to the precariousness of their position. Not even being evacuated under armed guard.

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    2. A disorganized rabble took the Capitol because the government wanted them to.

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    3. I would argue that that is partly self-deception on the elite part. If that many people truly wished to take the capitol and were within that distance of it, they COULD be stopped, but the means would delegitimise the (hypothetical) elite.
      I can see your argument and it may well be correct - I am not sure. But even if it is correct, I believe the conclusion "They are only here because we will it; if we willed it, they would be gone" is incorrect in itself.

      To put it another way, even as a victory exactly as you have reasonably said, it is still one that results in their loss of power in the medium term, if only because in a collapse, none of them will even be in the contest of warlords and petty emperors that occurs next.

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    4. "A disorganized rabble took the Capitol because the government wanted them to."

      It's odd how many people don't recognize this.

      Even if you buy into the "they stole laptops with super secret/important information and that was the point of the raid" idea, they would have never gotten there in the first place without two layers of very very liberal law enforcement organizations literally letting them through knowing they were coming (both the DC Police and the Capital Police).

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  12. You already know how it all ends.

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  13. If the Epiphany Protest was wrong, then so was 1776, both actions being intended to liberate from tyranny. Arguably 1776 had substantially less justification than January 6th, given the level of corruption now within the Democrat old guard.

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    1. It's not about if it was right. It's about if it was effective. It clearly was not.

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    2. 1776 was about one ruling class chafing under the oversight of another, more distant ruling class and deciding to strike off on its own.

      The fracas at the Capitol was kabuki theater staged by our current ruling class, with witting and unwitting audience participation.

      Bellomy has it right. Look at who got what they wanted.

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  14. As Our Blessed Mother said at Fatima: "Only I can help you."

    The Fatima Consecration, whether we like it or no, is the only thing that will pull our collective fats out of the fire. I've been saying this to folks for years, at least to those willing to listen. Anything less is only buying time to get the Consecration done.

    Rest assured before it is done, the Devil and his evil spirits will only tempt people to take extreme actions that will only lead them into mortal or venial sin -- even if only in thought. Very sensitive souls may be even tempted to kill themselves, wrongly thinking all is lost. And ever since the COVID-19 scam has been unleashed on an unsuspecting world, thousands globally have taken their lives in despair. Junk like the aftermath of what I call "Bloody Epiphany" in D.C. will only increase such bitterness and despair.

    What should we do in the meantime? Whether we wish it or no, we obey what Our Lady of Fatima commanded long ago. We need more Rosaries and penance. We can avoid an repeat or upgrade of what God threatened Nineveh with. We just have to start it now.

    In conclusion, please pray for me that I also reject such temptations I mentioned. Brian, may Our Savior and Our Lady grant you and your family a safe and Blessed New Year to come.

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  15. Episodes of The Prisoner on archive.org


    https://archive.org/details/The_Prisoner/ThePrisoner01Arrival.mp4

    We're all No. 6 living in The Village now

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  16. The social media purge is happening so fast that I see one of two possibilities:

    1.) The whole thing was a setup, including crisis actors and all that.
    2.) They planned the purge for after Joe's inauguration but moved it up a couple of weeks due to the rally.

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    1. Yeah, I'll sign on to that read of the situation.

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    2. I tend strongly towards 2, but yes.

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    3. The clown in the buffalo hat has a number of Norse heathen tattoos. The witches are now moving in broad daylight, while the powers that be blame the Christian right. Purges are a feature, not a bug, so I also think both are likely true.

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  18. A small white lining of the mass internet purge. It frees 75 million Americans of internet addiction.

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  19. I'm starting to get worried about the March for Life at the end of the month and possible repercussions.

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    1. The Death Cult's go-to tactic has been to memory hole it. I don't see that changing this year.

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    2. They went on the offensive last year with the Covington Hoax. I'd be very careful if I was an attendee this year. It fits right in with your honey trap concerns/observations.

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    3. They tried to make examples of the Covington kids to strike a blow against Trump.

      Trump will be gone before this year's march.

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    4. If they're working on cold calculation, you're probably right. My concern is that after last Wednesday's riot, tensions and tempers are running high, and it might just take one or a few people overreaching (on either side) to set off a powder keg.

      I went to the March six times and never saw anything more extreme than a few people on the sidelines showing off images of abortion (and I think I only saw pro-choice protesters once or twice and in tiny numbers), but in current circumstances, it might only take one fringe extremist or agent provocateur ...

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