Saturday, November 12

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Winners And Losers

What we've learned from 2016, as far as politics goes
  • Advertising doesn't work
  • Polls don't work
  • Newspaper endorsements don't work
  • Celebrity endorsements don't work
  • Telling your opponent's voters they are bigoted fools really, really doesn't work
  • Complaining about your opponents living in an impenetrable bubble when you write for the New York Fucking Times just makes you look silly
  • No-one really knows what's going on, especially Paul Krugman, except that
  • Liberals are consistently poor losers
Winners
  • Populism, generally
  • The alt-right, unfortunately
  • Twitter, surprisingly
  • Reddit
  • Rule of law
Losers
  • The mainstream media and their perennial sense of entitlement
  • Academia generally, and the screaming campus garbage babies in particular (which is why they're rioting in such hotbeds of conservatism as Oakland, Berkeley, and Portland)
  • The globalist agenda
  • Facebook
  • Political dynasties
  • Snark as a substitute for adult discourse
  • Polling organisations.  Guys, you got everything wrong this year.  Everything.
  • The breathless pearl-clutching incredibly sincere liberals infesting my technology and pop-culture podcast feeds
  • SJWs and their entire blighted worthless movement
  • Huge secretive trade agreements like TPP and TTIP
I'm buoyed up at the moment on a tsunami of schadenfreude, because I loathe those losers (as may be apparent).  But I'm far from complacent about Donald Trump being leader of the free world, which he IS, or rather, will be in two short months.

But politics is suddenly interesting again, social trends that needed a resounding slap upside the head have been so slapped, and the most corrupt presidential candidate in living memory got soundly thumped.

If we're all dead in four years time I'll regret it then, but not today.  Not today.

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1 Yup, the pendulum is swinging back, hard.

BTW, over at Brickmuppet, I'm seeing the comments on that long post of pictures overlap the comment entry box.

Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, November 12 2016 01:07 PM (5Ktpu)

2 The boil has been lanced. It is oozing pus and still infected. It will take months of treatment, but it will be healed if we keep draining it and applying disinfectant.

Posted by: Ken in NH at Saturday, November 12 2016 03:34 PM (HKDTd)

3 I don't agree about Twitter and Facebook. If anything, Zuck's refusal to eject Thiel from the board raised his esteem, while Dorcy's SJW agenda damaged his company. And in any case Facebook is just better, as a social platform.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sunday, November 13 2016 01:20 PM (XOPVE)

4 No argument on that last point.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, November 13 2016 09:54 PM (PiXy!)

5 Demographics are destiny:  in two ways. 1.  Even if the US slams the outside door totally shut on 21 January 2017, the US school system - public & private - is on it's 3rd generation of Marxist snowflakes. 2. Culturally, the US shall continue on the arc of 'identity politics,' a polite way of saying Balkanization, among our existing population.
All that aside:  the fact that HRC was running and not in jail proves that the rule of Law is dead; Trump's election, while awesome, is just the twitch of the giant's corpse.
I've one (well, two, but that's beyond the scope of this comment) hope:  the right fights to take back the culture.  Politics is downstream from Culture; learn or die.
#Gab  #machciv #culture 

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Thursday, November 17 2016 12:55 PM (ug1Mc)

6 Right.  In itself, this is no more than a reprieve.  But a Clinton win would have been a disaster.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 17 2016 02:53 PM (PiXy!)

7 But the fact that we got this reprieve is a sign that there are still a lot of people willing to fight.  We have sixty million allies, and that's no small thing.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 17 2016 09:00 PM (PiXy!)

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