Quote note (#301)

I’d missed Paglia saying this:

This idea that Trump represents such a threat to western civilisation — it’s often predicted about presidents and nothing ever happens — yet if Trump wins it will be an amazing moment of change because it would destroy the power structure of the Republican party, the power structure of the Democratic party and destroy the power of the media. It would be an incredible release of energy… at a moment of international tension and crisis.

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  • darkreformation101 Says:

    Moldbug on power and the Polygon:

    But this does not indicate an absence of power. It indicates a balance of power. It means the various forces exerting pressure in various directions cancel each other, at least mostly. One of the best features of the current US regime, and one of the worst, is that it’s much easier to prevent change than to create change. The compromise is generally the status quo. But if some deus ex machina could remove one of the opposing power centers, or point one in a new and unopposed direction, we’d see instant and explosive change. The whole city of Washington is in the power business, and they don’t screw around.

    http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.co.uk/2007/05/iron-polygon-power-in-united-states.html

    Is Trump the “deus ex machina”? Is he really the mule?

    Who knows?

    We must remember the lesson that Moldbug passed on from James Burnham: the distinction between formal and real meanings.

    http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/james-burnhams-dante-politics-as-wish.html

    Formally, Trump has stated that he is “the mule”.

    But the real meaning of Trump could be completely different.

    Nevertheless, if the Polygon and the progressives believe that Trump’s formal meaning is the real meaning, then they must (by their own logic) do everything to stop him.

    The fear of the thing brings the very thing into existence — a perverse consequence.

    Then, the question is: does Trump (whatever his real meaning) bring his formal meaning into alignment with the perceived real meaning coming from the polygon?

    The situation is similar with Putin and the West. Formally, Putin is the defender of civilisation and Russian Orthodox Christian civilisation. This may simply be a formal meaning. But, the more Putin talks in this way, the more he may need to walk in this way.

    Obama says the fate of the Republic, and the world hinges on not electing Trump.

    If so…………

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    Wagner Reply:

    Hey I’m reading that Burnham book right now!

    “There are no dreams or ghosts in Machiavelli. He lives and writes in the daylight world.”

    Further reading: In Bloom’s Strauss obituary essay he homes in on Thoughts on Machiavelli. Whether this is a snare or a rabbit hole I don’t know.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Sort of like Brexit: a giant opinion poll that gives a finger — not a thumbs up — to liberal democracy and its associated fantasies.

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    John Hannon Reply:

    Talking of Brexit, this should be a fun day out –

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/729440/Brexit-Nigel-Farage-100-000-strong-Supreme-Court-European-Union-EU-Article-50-leave

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  • Alrenous Says:

    Oh yeah, sudden releases of large amounts of energy are a great idea.

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    admin Reply:

    “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    😛

    Hell-0, I Am That

    http://youtu.be/zJoTeVryCR0

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    25B-NBOMe

    R. J. Moore II Reply:

    I am not man, I am dynamite.

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    Posted on November 7th, 2016 at 6:37 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cryptogenic Says:

    ZH are such pussies.

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    THEORE; CAPTURED ZEITGEIST
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    Off Script
    An Advance Man’s Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide
    ST. MARTIN’S PRESS 2016
    June 27, 2016 Heath Brown

    Who plans the hundreds of political rallies and events each year? Josh King’s new book, Off Script: An Advance Mans Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide (St. Martins Press, 2016) offers an answer. King is a former director of production for presidential events at the White House. Even a casual observer of presidential campaigns remembers Governor Michael Dukakis atop that tank, fitted with a spectacularly oversized helmet. The image remains a part of campaign lore as proof that just one event can forever change a candidates fortunes. Josh Kings book offers a glimpse into the often unnoticed role of the campaign advance team. That array of event planners, visual specialists, and travel agents place the candidate at center stage. King argues that we have been in the age of optics ever since the late 1980s as how a candidate is framed by the camera matters more and more.

    http://newbooksnetwork.com/josh-king-off-script-an-advance-mans-guide-to-white-house-stagecraft-campaign-spectacle-and-political-suicide-st-martins-2016/

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    there are thousand tiers of intelligence in this world.

    and a thousand times thousand.

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    originally posted by revolvere00.

    >The below is extracted from C. G. Liungman’s ‘Dictionary of Symbols’, which has various entries related to the symbol of the five-pointed star as it occurs in the modern world (Liungman, C. G. (1991). Dictionary of symbols. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO). Exact references will follow.

    See also, https://jewishpaedophilia.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/opilluminatuspiedpiper-star-of-ishtarstar-of-venus-in-the-british-police-flag-the-2-principal-deities-of-ancient-babylon-were-baal-ishtar/

    “The five-pointed star without crossing lines is one of the most common and important Western ideograms. It is used in the flags of some 35 countries. Its first appearance on a national flag is believed to have been in 1777, when the United States of America declared itself an independent country.

    This star is als the most widely used military symbol and is found on the tanks and fighter jets of all the superpowers, as well as in the armed forces of all other countries on uniforms, etc. It is, in this particular use, related to [pentagon symbol], in this group, and to [pentagram symbol], the sign for the planet Venus as the Morning star and the goddess of war. For nearly all armed forces on this planet the golden five-pointed star without crossing lines is the symbol par préférence of military rank and power. For its origins and a description of its relation to [Venus star sign symbol], look up [pentagram in circle symbol] in Group 29.

    The five-pointed star is also a symbol of ideologies and appears together with other structures to denote different creeds and belief systems : with the hammer and sickle it represents commmunism ; with palm leaves, Scientology, with the half-moon, Islam ; with a T-sign inside the star, Tupamaros (the now-defeated socialist city guerillas in Uruguay). With crossing lines, as [pentagram symbol] in the sign […], it represents the Bahai religion. These are just a few of the ideologies using the five-pointed Venus star as their logotypes.

    [five-pointed star without crossing lines symbol] has several other uses. It denotes the Bethlehem star. It is sometimes a sign to indicate an especially good quality product or achievement (recall the five-pointed gold and silver stars that were used in the lower grades at school). Philatelists use it to mean a stamp that has not been postmarked.”

    (…)

    “This sign is associated with law and order and is found used as a police badge and sheriff’s star in several states ([six-pointed star without crossing lines symbol] is however more common). On gravestones it is commonly used to indicate the date of birth.

    As a cadence sign it denotes the third son.

    [five-pointed star without crossing lines symbol] is sign for the Eastern star (along with [five-pointed star without crossing lines within circle symbol] and [pentagram with filled outer triangles symbol]). The Eastern star is the planet Venus when it appears as the Morning star. The Bethlehem star is often drawn [filled five-pointed star]. It was this star that the three wise men, the Magi, saw and followed to Bethlehem when Jesus was born. The Bethlehem star is a typical Christmas symbol, as is the eight-pointed Venus star.

    There is a theory propagated by certain researchers of symbolism that the star observed by the wise men was, in reality, several planets and/or distant suns that conjugated at the time of Jesus’birth (a few years before the beginning of our present chronology). But those who study the night skies and different conjunctions know that it is extremely rare for such a phenomenon to be mistaken for a single star, and even if this in fact was the case, the stars would have been distinguishable a few hours before and after the conjunction.

    Whether the South and Central American cultures ever were able to plot Venus’ movements we do not know, but they, too, had a five-pointed star, albeit lacking in graphical precision: [five-pointed star with rounded edges and a circle in the middle]

    Although [five-pointed star without crossing lines symbol] is quite common in the Western culture it is used in a relatively small number of modern sign systems, including philately and some simple cartography, where it represents centers of communication and towns. It is also used on some nautical charts to signify sources of light and light-houses.

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    [Misc.]

    >Emory frequently propounds the existence of an “Underground Reich” as a central feature of his broader theses. An entity which maintains the long-term interests of German-based multinational conglomerates, it includes heavy industry, chemicals, communications, as well as international shipping, banking and financial interests. Emory contends that the many units which make up the “Underground Reich,” having survived World War II, persist and flourish as major components of the current global capital elite.[4][5][6]

    LOL

    https://youtu.be/0tO_-BofiQk does anyone understand German?

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I´m sure (as it were) everyone here has seen the BBC 1992 classic, «Operatio Gladio»?

    https://youtu.be/GGHXjO8wHsA

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    « In 1945 the second World War ended, and the third World War started. »
    — V.V.

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  • Going Pro Says:

    Sort of off topic;

    Q: How’s it possible for an intelligent organism to drink poison?

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    ‘It’ deep down knows that death is but a name for another state, and that the organism is just the organ of another state.

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    Quint Essential Reply:

    Wishcasting.

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  • R. J. Moore II Says:

    The disaster predictions vis-a-vis Trump are paralleled by the AltRightards bullshit about him being the last hope of the white race. Diving Christ, if white people are that fake they deserve to go extinct.

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    Axel Reply:

    Today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s genocide victims OR our concentration camp masters. I’m not saying that is a good thing.

    Historically, multi-ethnic societies are not stable. When democracy ends the formalized civil war of elections will become an open civil war. Democracies don’t last. They have legislative accumulation.

    http://theanti-puritan.blogspot.com/2016/10/fixing-democracy.html

    Stopping immigration isn’t just about our safety. It is about the safety of all future non-whites in this country. It’s about our great great grand kids safety, and theirs as well. Tolerance only exists as long as Malthusian limits are relaxed.

    The longest / lowest time preference is preoccupation with race.

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