What is happening in the Western world is scary and upsetting to many but exciting and full of promise to others. It might seem a banality to say the world is changing, but the world is changing — rapidly, inevitably, sometimes unpredictably and painfully. Those who don’t realize it, acknowledge it and adapt risk being overtaken by history.
In Europe and America we have seen a complete rejection of the old way of doing things. Populists (justly called “the forgotten”) are emerging everywhere as a force to be reckoned with.
The city of Danville, Virginia sits in the bellybutton of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a hat-toss over the North Carolina border and about 85 miles northwest of Raleigh. It’s low hill country and Danville straddles the frothy, chocolate-milk waters of the Dan River. Downtown, once a booming trade district, today is a decomposed industrial husk, a tidy cluster of silent rectangles ensnared by broad, ghostly thoroughfares built for a time in the not-so-distant past when people and goods poured in and out of town.
Those days are gone, perhaps never to return.
“Without much real public debate or even discussion, the elite left has reached a conclusion on the question [of immigration],” The Daily Caller founder said on his Friday night show. “It is that America needs more immigration. Much more. Immigration without limit. We shouldn’t worry about whether the people coming here have skills that we need. Whether they are educated. Whether they can speak English even or even whether they are violent criminals. In fact we shouldn’t even try to accurately count how many are coming here or how many live within our borders. Do you disagree with that? Well, then in the words of an MSNBC commentator, you’re pure evil.”
Some supporters are admitting they knew it was a con all along
For some, 2018 has been a year of disappointing clarity. Speaking from his hotel suite by Lake Zurich, billionaire patron of liberal causes George Soros lamented the fate of the globalized world. “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” he said
It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.
I am of course talking about globalists.
Every now and then, some article from two or three or ten years ago makes the rounds on social media, and sometimes you don’t notice that it’s old news until after you’ve read it and gotten all worked up about it. Such was my experience the other day when somebody on my Facebook feed posted a piece from the Atlantic called “The Case for Getting Rid of Borders—Completely.” I was about to bang out a response to this ridiculous screed, written by one Alex Tabarrok, when I noticed that it was dated October 10, 2015.
Nonetheless, I couldn’t get the thing out of my mind. How could I? It was bonkers.
Ginni Rometty, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and other tech CEOs warn of ‘significant costs’ and ‘disruptions’ if Congress doesn’t save the Dreamers by January 19
More than 100 business leaders signed a letter to the US Congress on Wednesday insisting that lawmakers promptly pass a law to protect Dreamers.
The letter was signed by a who’s who of tech leaders including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty – who has been fervently championing this cause; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
A few from outside of tech also signed the letter such as Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, Target CEO Brian Cornell and Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky.
Marriott? Yea because America needs illegal alien chambermaids….
In a scathing condemnation of the attitudes of the “Davos elite”, the political editor for Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper has penned an article for the New York Times blasting the “two built-in contradictions” of social democracy.
Jochen Bittner, who writes once a month for the NYT, begins by dissecting the electoral irrelevance of Germany’s Social Democrat party, led by former European Parliament president Martin Schulz. He diagnoses social democracy’s decline by outlining two major “contradictions”.
Alyson Mosher knows a lot of private information about the TD Bank customers whose fraud claims she handles — and now, she says, that information is going to offshore workers without most people’s knowledge.
“They see your birth date, your social insurance number, whether you have a chequing account, a savings account, a line of credit, a mortgage, investments, Visa cards, anything,” Mosher says.
“They have access to your entire identity.”
Car-making came to an end in Australia on Friday, as a red V8 Commodore sedan rolled off the production line at Adelaide’s Holden factory, the last of 7.6 million produced there.
“There are a number of people who have been here since the 1970s and today is a very emotional day for some and a very sad day,” the state secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, John Camillo, told reporters as about 1,000 Holden employees looked on and hundreds of enthusiasts blocked streets outside the factory.
“We cannot allow to fall back into pre-globalization times,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned.
Merkel was welcoming Obama back to Berlin for the last time. The election had been fought and won nine days earlier. And Obama and Merkel were defending globalism against President-elect Trump.
To Merkel and Obama, returning to pre-globalization times was every bit as mad as going back to the caves. Globalization had become synonymous with civilization. And its prophets, like Thomas Friedman, traced back its rise to the fall of the Berlin Wall in the city where Merkel and Obama were chatting.
But globalization didn’t bring down the Berlin Wall. Nationalism did. The pro-democracy activists wanted a country where the people had a voice. That’s the opposite of globalization in which there are no nations and only the influential figures of various stripes have any kind of impact.
The romanticized image of past, successful immigrant waves inspires a delusional passion in the hearts of the virtue signaling class. Those days are gone. As we see in Europe Muslims are settlers not immigrants.
White Nationalism Is Destroying the West
“Far-right leaders are correct that immigration creates problems; what they miss is that they are the primary problem. The greatest threat to liberal democracies does not come from immigrants and refugees but from the backlash against them by those on the inside who are exploiting fear of outsiders to chip away at the values and institutions that make our societies liberal.”
See? You’re the problem! You have no right to decide who gets in to your country you H8trs!
Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure not included.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a now former Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, says that the West Wing Democrats, the left, and the Fake News Industrial Complex will never succeed in stopping him and others from battling for the president’s agenda.
During an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125, Gorka—a former Breitbart News national security editor who served in the White House in a senior position pushing the president’s message—compared former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon leaving the White House to when Darth Vader struck down Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.
Here, the People Rule—At Least That’s The Way It’s Supposed To Be
In Part One of this series, we looked back at the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, who was largely responsible for the anti-trust case against Standard Oil, which culminated in the 1911 breakup of that monopolistic company. In so doing, TR set the pattern: The sovereignty of the American people would never be subverted by corporate control—at least, that’s what he hoped.
In fact, through most of the 20th century, the Rooseveltian trust-busters were vigilant, across the spectrum of the economy.
The Western globalist elites have not digested Trump’s victory or Brexit yet. They are having a hard time dealing with their ideological failures, and when the reality dares not to comply with their day dreaming, they go online and create a parallel world, where their “expert” predictions always turn right and their failures cannot be questioned. The Economist‘s portal named “what if”, a neo-liberal, wishful thinking echo chamber, is the point in case.