I really enjoyed this interview. I like all interviews with Matt. Is there something wrong with me? I am a Leftist, but I keep finding myself nodding my head in agreement at all of these “Alternative Right” guys?. What’s going on?
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A translation from Colonel Cassad’s great journal. For those of you deaf, blind and dumb not paying attention, this is how US imperialism works:
Find a country that has resisted mass privatization.
Try to destroy them in a variety of ways.
If that doesn’t work, declare war on them or initiate a rightwing coup. Use NATO as your armed force in this war, or just use the US, or use proxies, Nazis, Al Qaeda types, nation-sellers, it matters little.
After you win, as in Serbia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kosovo, etc. demand that total privatization of the state economy. This was part of the “peace settlement” in Serbia. As you can see, NATO cared nothing but the genocide in the Balkans, the whole war was all about capitalism, as most wars are. The whole war was about privatizing the Serbian economy. Which was done. The nation-sellers chosen by the neocons to install the new Nazi regime owe the US big-time. The US, the World Bank, the IMF and NATO all demand that Ukraine conduct a mass privatization of its state enterprises. This is probably the real reason for the Nazi coup and the war in the Southeast.
After Iraq was conquered in a Nazi-style war of aggression, one of Paul Bremer’s first tasks was the massive privatization of Iraqi state assets. This was never really completed due to protests on the ground, but this was the general idea.
Really most if not all wars area about economics, especially when a capitalist country wages them. All wars are bankers’ wars, in layspeak.
The Ukies are probably privatizing at gunpoint. The US and West has probably ordered the Ukies to privatize or else, with a Mafioso undertone. Even in our modern world, threats work wonders.
A large-scale privatization of all state-owned enterprises will be conducted in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government is going to perform a large-scale privatization of all state-owned enterprises excluding strategic ones, because the government ownership turned into a source of corruption. This was announced by the Ukrainian prime-minister Arseny Yatsenyuk during a working visit to Cherkassy region, says the UNIAN information agency.
“The goal of the government is to sell the state property excluding strategic. Today the state property is a subject of unprecedented corruption. The office of prime-minister is full of people’s representatives. Do you think they bring concepts of reforms? They care about appointing their people into state companies. How can we overcome this corruption in any way other than selling these state companies, I don’t see,” – said Yatsenyuk.
Earlier the government included the state shares in 8, 7 of them 100% in the share capital of 15 enterprises in the sphere of development, health care, and also in the mining industry into the list of state-owned objects subject to privatization in 2014.
By July 17, 164 objects were included into the list of state-owned objects subject to privatization in 2014, the estimated value of which amounts to 15 billion UAH.
PS. That is, the characters confess that they cannot manage a productive economy in principle as well as not able to do anything about the corruption in the state sector. The question of how they are going to fight corruption and machinations during the privatization of state property remained unanswered. Apparently, with the same success that Chernovol had “fighting” corruption is now had by Yatsenyuk.
In essence the sale of the last remaining state-owned objects is announced. The previous power of the supporters of “stable looting” even tried to repair something there and somehow supported it in a half-dead state, but the “euro-integrators” apparently will perform the last stage of de-industrializing Ukraine by the best examples from the beginning of the 90s. Protection and racketeering are already there, only “privatization” needs to be repeated.
Check this out from Huffington Post.
HP has been supporting the Ukrainian Nazis 100% since the start of this conflict. They have been completely behind the Russian and Novorussian antifas. All HP articles are strongly pro-Nazi and anti-antifa. In recent days, the liberal scum have even come out strongly against the Russian aid convoy to Novorussia (or any aid convoy for that matter). The false charge is that the aid convoy has weapons hidden in it. However, it has already been inspected by both the Ukies (Nazis) and the Red Cross. Both confirmed that there are no weapons hidden in the cargo. Nevertheless the vile Western press continues to repeat the Nazi lie that somehow there are weapons in the cargo that have somehow missed inspection by two different bodies, including the Ukrainian government itself.
I conducted a brief survey of commenters to HP. 84% of US Democratic Party liberals support the Nazis and oppose the antifas, according to my survey. This shows that Democratic Party liberals are some of the strongest Nazi supporters in the US today.
I happpened to go to Ron Unz’ site the other day. There are many anti-Nazi, pro-antifa pieces on there. Unz himself, who is Jewish, commendably takes a strong anti-Nazi, pro-antifa stance. In a similar survey, I found that 69% of Unz’ paleoconservative commenters were anti-Nazi and pro-antifa. This makes paleocons among the strongest anti-Nazis and pro-antifa supporters in the US today, at least as measured by the the Ukraine-Russian conflict.
This is truly bizarre. In the US:
Democratic Party liberals are some of the strongest pro-Nazi forces in the country. They also violently oppose antifa forces and wish to see them destroyed.
Paleocons are some of the strongest pro-antifa and anti-Nazi forces in the US today.
This also shows me that there is nothing more useless than Democratic Party liberals. When they are not being useless, they are being actively evil. I cannot see why any progressive person would line up with these backwards people. I do not even understand why progressive people would ally with this objectively pro-imperialist force. It’s beyond me.
This also shows that Paleocons, bizarrely enough, are now among America’s strongest anti-Nazi and pro-antifa forces. This is so odd because the standard MSM line about paleocons is that they are fascists and Nazis. Not in this conflict they are not! I am starting to think that truly progressive people might make some excellent alliances among these paleocons. Obviously we disagree on some things, but that is always the case with alliances.
The Left has become the Right and the Right has become the Left! Weird!
These labels are starting to mean less and less every day now.
Paul Craig Roberts, who is basically a paleocon, shows why America is the enemy of mankind. Washington is threatening to blow up the world again. It won’t be the first time. The Shining City on a Hill has threatened to use nuclear weapons many times since 1945. You just never heard about it in the Free Press (TM).
Everything America Says Is a Lie
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
The 100th anniversary of World War I is upon us. And the folly that caused this war is being repeated. WWI destroyed a civilized Western world, and it was the work of a mere handful of scheming people. The result was Lenin, the Soviet Union, Hitler, the rise of American Imperialism, Korea, Vietnam, the military interventions that created ISIS, and now resurrected conflict between Washington and Russia that President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev had ended.
As Stephen Starr has pointed out on my website, if merely 10% of the nuclear weapons in the US and Russian arsenals are used, life on earth terminates.
Dear readers, ask yourselves, when has Washington told you anything that was not a lie? Washington’s lies have caused millions of casualties. Do you want to be a casualty of Washington’s lies?
Do you believe that Washington’s lies and propaganda about the Malaysian airliner and Ukraine are worth risking life on earth? Who is so gullible that he cannot recognize that Washington’s lies about Ukraine are like Washington’s lies about Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Iranian nukes, and Assad’s use of chemical weapons?
Do you think that the neoconservative influence that prevails in Washington, regardless of the political party in office, is too dangerous to be tolerated?
I just did a new interview with Robert Stark. I think you will like it. It goes over a lot of pretty important subjects. The sound quality should be much better on this one. Stark now does interviews straight over the phone. The sound quality is much better than it was with Skype. The poor sound quality of previous interviews was entirely the fault of Skype.
Here are the topics:
- Why Robert stands with Putin
- Why much of the Hard Left Is with Putin
- Why Robert does not view Putin as an imperialist
- Russia as a bulwark against American imperialism
- How the US is selective in its support for separatist movements
- Oligarchs and how income inequality has reduced under Putin
- How Robert views Putin as being in between a Russian Nationalist and an Atlantic Integrationist
- Some Ridiculous Anti-Russian Arguments
- The lie that Russia has no allies in the former East Bloc or in the former USSR
- The Jewish view toward Russia
- The geographical history of the Ukraine
- The Ukrainian Regime’s Nazi Policies
- Russia’s alliance with Syria and Iran
- The Project for a New American Century
- How Robert views America and Israel as one monolithic country
- Robert’s assistance to the Israeli organization DEBKA
- How Robert’s Beyond Highbrow leaked the picture of the dead Israeli soldier
- The recent Israeli conflict in Gaza and why Robert basically takes a neutral stance
- Sunni vs. Shia Islam
- The Lebanese Civil War
- The Arab Baathist Party
- Why Robert is willing to ally himself with fascists against American imperialism
- Why the Progressive Project is the assimilation of the Jews from the ghetto
- Patrilineality and the tribal instinct to sleep with women of other groups while safeguarding your own
- Roissy’s Stupid PUA Site and how unregulated sexuality mirrors right wing economics
I do not mind this Vox Day fellow so much (he is much better than the repugnant Roissy or even the less scary but still frightening Roosh), and although he doesn’t believe it, I am actually a reader of his site. And I even take notes. I am not so much of a Game Enemy as I am part of the Loyal Opposition.
He accuses me of not understanding Game, but I understand it very well.
My critique remains the same.
Obviously, according to Game Theory, 20% of men are going to monopolize most of the best women. These women will be content to share an Alpha’s harem. These 20% are the Alphas. They are attractive to most of the women most of the time.
60% of men are the Betas. Despite the despicable hatred in the PUAsphere for these salt of the Earth, sincamisas (shirtess ones), Ordinary Joe, guy next door types, Betas are average, ordinary men. They are attractive to some of the women some of the time, which is simply normal. In the past, due to religion and institutionalized marriage, almost all Betas married and had children. Now many are not. Nevertheless, most of the Beta types around me have a girlfriend or wife.
Omegas are the ~15% of men who are attractive to hardly any of the women almost all the time. The castaways and by-catch. Nevertheless, quite a few eventually marry or get a girlfriend.
According to almost all PUA sites, the only worthwhile men at all are the men who fall into the top 20% of all men. Since according the new system, the 20-60-20 rule is pretty much the way things go, the men who monopolize the best women and who are attractive to most of the women most of the time are the top 20% of men. These are the only worthwhile men in the whole world, PUA’s tell us. The other 80% are ridiculed and showered with spitting, frothing contempt on all PUA sites, but particular hatred is reserved for the Ordinary Man, the Regular Guy, the Beta.
So in a rigged system where only 20% of men can win and 80% must lose, the PUAsphere says that the only valuable men are the 20% winners, while the 80% losers (who must lose, now have you, no matter how hard they try, due to the rules of the game), are contemptible garbage virtually unworthy of life. Roissy is one of the worst offenders here. He constantly encourages his fawning street gang of sociopaths to pour contempt of the despicable Betas and anything resembling Beta behavior, whatever that is.
If Alphas are the men who rank 1-20 on the 1-100 scale, the low Alphas would be men who rank 13-20. High Betas would be men who rank 20-40 on the scale. According to Roissy’s commenters, even low Alphas and High Betas are disgusting failures to be mocked and jeered. I guess the only men who are worthwhile in society are the top 13% of all men. The other 87% are all untermenschen deserving of death.
All over this insane PUAsphere, we are told over and over that the only worthwhile women are the “top-notch” women, apparently those women who rank 9-10 on the scale of 1-10. Even 7’s and 8’s are hideous dogs that no man would give a second glance to. Acquiring any woman who is less than a model type means failure.
Realistically, 10% of women are in each category – 10% are 1’s, 10% are 2’s, 10% are 3’s, 10% are 10’s, 10% are 9’s, 10% are 8’s. Get it? On the 1-10 scale, only 10% of women fall into each category.
The only worthwhile women are the top 20% of hotties though, say PUA’s, and all the rest of them are ugly muglies. Any man who has a girlfriend or wife, or maybe even a date, who is less than a 9 is a complete loser, unworthy of even saying hello to.
All of this toxic nonsense reminds of me of rightwing economics, which honestly says that the only worthwhile members of society are the rich and the upper middle class (the top 20% wage earners) and all of the rest of us are filth, useless eaters, not even human beings, expendable.
Noting the comparison with rightwing economics, it is fascinating that almost all PUA’s are political reactionaries, although Roosh may be a more progressive guy.
This never made sense to me because all down through history, all the playboys have been liberal, progressive people. When I was growing up it was the same way. Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione and Larry Flynt were all liberal, progressive men and so were their magazines. Most of the players I knew growing up were leftwing hipsters of one sort or another with a joint, a surfboard or a pair of skis in one hand and an endlessly rotating series of hot babes in the other. They were my models, and this is how I lived my life as a young man as a surf bum – ski bum – pot dealer.
When I was growing up, conservatives were dorks, idiots, neckbeards, Omegas. They were “squares” – starched buttoned up clothes, voted for Nixon, refused to smoke weed, looked like they hadn’t shit in a month and of course could barely get laid, or if they could, they only got with equally square, uptight, lame rightwing chicks who most of us disparaged as “the square girls.”
Now it’s all turned around. The reactionaries are the wild playboys (Huh?). Liberals and hipsters are soft, wimpy feminist Betas.
So the whole universe got turned upside down in my lifetime.
Going back to economic analogy, in an unhinged, unregulated economy, 20% of men will be upper middle class (Alphas) and 20% will be lower class (Omegas). 60% will be some species of middle class (Betas). No matter how hard anyone tries, the outcome will always be like this. 20% will inevitably win, and 80% will inevitably lose.
Saying that only the upper middle class are really human, and the rest of us are failures is rightwing ruling class politics, but lo and behold, what economics does the PUAsphere push? This very same rightwing ruling class economics, now called Libertarianism, in other words, Economic Game.
And just as I figured, Vox Day, who I previously thought was a decent guy (but I was suspicious as hardly any PUA’s are decent human beings) has authored a book on Austrian Economics. Austrian Economics is the craziest of all the crazy Libertarian free market fundamentalist philosophies of economics. The Austrians are the most Libertarian of them all. Austrian Economics trends into Minarchism (Let’s Go Back and Live in the Middle Ages Economics), Anarchocapitalism (Somalia Uber Alles Economics) and other winner take all, loser die in the gutter, screw you, let em eat cake economic systems.
There is nothing special about economic systems like this. Read any book about 1700’s Europe. The rich were partying up while the cities were full of horrific slums, starving working people, and the worst of misery. Peasant and worker rebellions were regular occurrences.
So it turns out Vox Day is a serious asshole after all (the Austrians are on my list of “human beings I refuse to even speak to). He’s proposing winner take all, let em eat cake sexual economics, and he’s promoting (Who woulda thunk it?) winner take all, let em eat cake monetary economics.
Aren’t there any sites we can talk about this Game stuff while avoiding all these foul reactionaries?
You connecting the dots here? PUA’s say that only the 20% of us men who are winners, sexually or economically, have any value. The rest of us, the 80% who will lose no matter how hard we try because the game is rigged as all contests are towards those finishing towards first place, those finishing in the middle and those finishing at end, are worthless worms, failures, losers, men to be stomped into the ground like bugs on sight.
If they only advocated this it would be bad enough. But the PUAshphere is delusional. The PUAsphere more or less says all men can Alphas. All you need to do is read Roissy and buy all of Roosh’s books and videos (and I do mean all of them, don’t leave out even one of the $139.95 package) and you will get Game. Getting Game means becoming an Alpha. The unspoken (or maybe even explicit) argument here is that all men can be Alphas if only they just try (and don’t forget to write Roosh that $150 check!).
In other words, all men can be in the top 20% of all of the men. All men can monopolize all of the best women. All men can be the top 20% of attractive men who get all the hot chicks. Are you laughing yet? It’s like Lake Wobegon, where everyone is above average!
This post attempts to address this major complaint of mine, but honestly fails in that Vox Day doesn’t even answer my question. Many of the commenters get my point in one way or another though, and there are some superb comments on that thread. I hate to say it but this is one of the most intelligent and insightful threads I have read on a PUA site in a while.
Number One Douche (great name for a typical American) says:
Of course the world doesn’t like us, we’ve been kicking their asses around like it’s no big deal and then just have to sit there and EAT IT! Sucks for them. It would suck for us it their opinion really mattered all that much.
I cannot tell you how many Americans I have met with exactly this attitude. All conservatives think like this, but you would be shocked to find out how many Democratic Party liberals think exactly like this too. And the end of the day, most Americans are patriotards. Great big douchey patriotards.
I am curious though. What % of the population do you think really thinks like this guy in one way or another? Surely over 50%. 60%? 70%? 80%?
The number must be very high because I hardly ever meet an American who doesn’t think like this in one way or another. This thinking seems to be part and parcel of the American mindset and personality.
My response: But that’s not a very good attitude now is it? Did we kick Iraq’s ass around? Did we kick the Taliban’s ass around? The Baath is still extremely strong (in fact they just took over all of Sunni Iraq), and the Taliban have never been defeated. We have pretty much failed in both countries, most spectacularly in Iraq.
I do not think it is an intelligent attitude to think that you are the bully on the block who has been kicking everyone’s ass for so long that there is nothing anyone can do it and you don’t even care how your victims think. Nothing lasts forever. If all you do is make enemies, that’s not a helpful way to go through life. People who fight everyone around them don’t have long life expectancies.
Our enemies sure have been killing and wounding a lot of Americans in recent years, haven’t they. Furthermore they have bled us dry spending treasure trying to beat the unbeatable.