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    Quote Originally Posted by anticausal View Post
    Trump's utterly retarded bump stock ban has finally been reversed.

    The ban was always a ban on all semi-auto, if you applied the logic consistently. I'm assuming this will mean the ATF will have to give up on their quasi-ban of forced reset triggers as well.

    And never forget that the NRA was okay with this ban. GOA is the only gun rights organization worth joining or donating to. The NRA is just another subversive, cuckservative institution that always bitches out when it matters.
    I think we can stop calling it Trump's ban, yeah? Literally the last guy in line to be involved with it, and it was obviously used as a throw-away give-it-up to try to get other things done. It was also entirely on-brand for both sides for the time in which it happened.

    This was a failure across the board, and while the needle has been moving here in the right direction... legislators are also speeding up in passing new laws that are equally or even more egregiously Unconstitutional.

    You know what didn't happen? Wide-sweeping attempts to enforce the brace rule. The ATF doesn't have the manpower to go and do it alone, and there are fewer and fewer departments willing to assist. Either because they don't want to, or because they've been defunded. I know the vast majority of law enforcement (municipal, county and state) around here are far more likely to be the ones sitting on the front porch with a beer waiting on the ATF than ever entertaining the idea of going out with them to interview or enforce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    I don't intend to be rude but I think this post perfectly encapsulates the mindset that leads to the current problems we are in.

    The "left" has virtue signalling, which is the cause of most of their problems and self defeats, normal people have "purity spiralling" which is the corresponding equivalent.

    In your post you've identified a problem, (there is no real avatar for populism) accepted and proclaimed that the destruction of your country not only is inevitable but a good thing as well as stated that the solution (Tucker being an avatar) isn't good enough because of an association he has. He's not pure enough to be perfect.

    Part of the reason the left is ascendent is because their moral ideology deals with virtue signalling by embracing it as fuel for continued progress, the dialectic always moves left, the right side of history is always tomorrow. So someone showing insufficient virtue isn't a problem because you can always jump on the next thing. It is a circular wheel so it keeps on moving.

    The right just takes someone not being perfect and reverts back to square one. There is no strategic movement in a direction towards a vision. Ideally it would be a compromise of trade offs with the understanding that nothing or nobody is perfect, but we can assess trade offs of imperfections to work towards something that works, or maintains what works.
    No offense taken. Your arguments are always in good faith. Purity spiralling isn't the reason the right-wing is losing - it's because White people are, still, morally squeamish.

    The question really is: can the American system be reformed? If the system can be reformed, then voting matters. If the system needs to go away, with the implication of a radical, revolutionary sweeping-away of the old system, then you are only giving legitimacy to this system of laundered oligarchy when you engage with electoral politics.

    Electoral politics is not real.

    Trump is not anti-system. He wasn't in 2016, and he isn't today.

    Meloni was portrayed as "far-right" successor to Il Duce because the system sensed the mood, and harnessed this energy. She has secured more EU funding than anyone before her, and without it the Italian political system would implode. She has done this by complying with the system, and in return for all the Euro's, she has approved absolutely huge amounts of non-EU immigrants.

    Then there's the last 12 years of the British Conservative government.

    How can you tell these politicians are on board, and in lock-step with the system? Because they are up for election.

    The voting still reflects the mood and attitude of what's going on. That is useful. It drives the conversation forward. True.

    To put it bluntly - how much change did 4 years of a Trump presidency bring about in 2016? Not much, if any. The economy moved a little in one direction, or another. The same applied to immigration figures. Trump is someone who has a lot of loud opinions about things, but he doesn't (as most voters themselves do not) have a real coherent vision or world-view of the kind of country he wants.

    The fundamental, prevailing ideology in conservative American politics isn't just confused, it is non-existant. While the American mainstream political parties more or less accept this trajectory of the postwar order of the last 70+ years, it's not going to change anything by voting for them.

    In the American context, don't think about what's happening in November - think about 5 years from now. Trump and Biden will be things of the past. "What's the future of heritage / White America?" The framing of this question is important, because most Americans don't think in those terms. They believe, somehow, they can have a future country they themselves want WITHOUT thinking in racial terms. That's a mistake. It's not true. They still persist and try to hold on to this fantasy.

    Unless the outlook and the vision is in identitarian/racial/ethnic terms, then all the rest isn't going to matter. In the next 4+ years, as America breaks down internally and its place in the world appears less legitimate (see foreign policy), this idea will become more apparent at home. Voting for Trump or whoever, however, will not positively change your legal or illegal illmigration numbers in any meaningful way, and it will not increase the total fertility rate of Americans who look, think and behave as you do.

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    The latest from Anthony Colpo:

    Dr Peter McCullough Recommends Dodgey Synthetic siRNA Jabs to Counter Effects of Dodgey Synthetic mRNA Jabs

    Rip, if you’re still having a problem getting Anthony on your Podcast send him an email at the following address: Info@AnthonyColpo.com and in the subject line put the following: “Harley ‘Durianrider’ Johnstone sucks fuckin' big fuckin' elephant dicks.” If that doesn’t work, nothing will. He wants to remain an enigma

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    We've tried. If the guy doesn't want to be on a podcast, I respect that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Jackson View Post
    She has secured more EU funding than anyone before her, and without it the Italian political system would implode.
    Sorry, where did you get this information?
    The PNRR (For National Plan of Recovery and Resilience) funds were approved before the last elections, and most of those funds are loans. The part that is made of grants will be repaid with increased contributions to the EU pluri-annual budget, for which Italy has always contributed more than it has received (although a lot of people ignore this fact). The net effect of the PNRR amount to between 40 and 60 Bn Euros (estimates vary) spread over the seven years cycle of the EU budget; we are therefore talking about a net effect of less than 10Bn Euro a year, for an economy that is over 1500 Bn euros big. That's puny, it's the amount of single Italian Treasury issue on normal circumstances.

    Italy has also had a positive balance of trade for a few years (unlike the USA, for example)

    [Aside: one of Draghi's most bizarre decisions, although I would simply call it treason, was his refusal to massively increase Treasury Issues when the BCE was buying almost everything, ensuring interest rates were basically zero. Given his past history as central banker, his refusal to lengthen the duration of Italian Treasury debt was inexplicable, and hugely damaging.]

    Last, but not least; that Meloni was not far-right, but just the last gatekeeper in a long line, was obvious the moment she was admitted to the Aspen Club, and became glaring when her party sat out of the Draghi broad coalition government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlPrincipeBrutto View Post
    Sorry, where did you get this information?
    The PNRR (For National Plan of Recovery and Resilience) funds were approved before the last elections, and most of those funds are loans. The part that is made of grants will be repaid with increased contributions to the EU pluri-annual budget, for which Italy has always contributed more than it has received (although a lot of people ignore this fact). The net effect of the PNRR amount to between 40 and 60 Bn Euros (estimates vary) spread over the seven years cycle of the EU budget; we are therefore talking about a net effect of less than 10Bn Euro a year, for an economy that is over 1500 Bn euros big. That's puny, it's the amount of single Italian Treasury issue on normal circumstances.

    Italy has also had a positive balance of trade for a few years (unlike the USA, for example)

    [Aside: one of Draghi's most bizarre decisions, although I would simply call it treason, was his refusal to massively increase Treasury Issues when the BCE was buying almost everything, ensuring interest rates were basically zero. Given his past history as central banker, his refusal to lengthen the duration of Italian Treasury debt was inexplicable, and hugely damaging.]

    Last, but not least; that Meloni was not far-right, but just the last gatekeeper in a long line, was obvious the moment she was admitted to the Aspen Club, and became glaring when her party sat out of the Draghi broad coalition government.

    IPB
    She was “far-right” in the calculus of the Nuremberg Regime, meaning she has my grandmother’s politics, and a woman thus a traitor to the sisterhood.

    She’s otherwise a moderate post-Vatican II moderate Italian or again Uncle Adolf reincarnated.

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    I just saw this, and it further reinforces the fact that the UK has been unalterably changed: https://x.com/UB1UB2/status/1801939257054859521

    Using the only skills they possess, the cops run over the cow. Will the cops in the UK do anything they are told? Will they do that to you? What would stop them? Is rational thought even a hiring criterion for these fucking people? And of course the Surrey police have issued a statement blaming the cow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I just saw this, and it further reinforces the fact that the UK has been unalterably changed: https://x.com/UB1UB2/status/1801939257054859521

    Using the only skills they possess, the cops run over the cow. Will the cops in the UK do anything they are told? Will they do that to you? What would stop them? Is rational thought even a hiring criterion for these fucking people? And of course the Surrey police have issued a statement blaming the cow.
    I thought I was at the point where nothing a cop did could shock me, no matter how stupid or deranged. Clearly, I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Jackson View Post
    No offense taken. Your arguments are always in good faith. Purity spiralling isn't the reason the right-wing is losing - it's because White people are, still, morally squeamish.

    The question really is: can the American system be reformed? If the system can be reformed, then voting matters. If the system needs to go away, with the implication of a radical, revolutionary sweeping-away of the old system, then you are only giving legitimacy to this system of laundered oligarchy when you engage with electoral politics.

    Electoral politics is not real.

    Trump is not anti-system. He wasn't in 2016, and he isn't today.

    Meloni was portrayed as "far-right" successor to Il Duce because the system sensed the mood, and harnessed this energy. She has secured more EU funding than anyone before her, and without it the Italian political system would implode. She has done this by complying with the system, and in return for all the Euro's, she has approved absolutely huge amounts of non-EU immigrants.

    Then there's the last 12 years of the British Conservative government.

    How can you tell these politicians are on board, and in lock-step with the system? Because they are up for election.

    The voting still reflects the mood and attitude of what's going on. That is useful. It drives the conversation forward. True.

    To put it bluntly - how much change did 4 years of a Trump presidency bring about in 2016? Not much, if any. The economy moved a little in one direction, or another. The same applied to immigration figures. Trump is someone who has a lot of loud opinions about things, but he doesn't (as most voters themselves do not) have a real coherent vision or world-view of the kind of country he wants.

    The fundamental, prevailing ideology in conservative American politics isn't just confused, it is non-existant. While the American mainstream political parties more or less accept this trajectory of the postwar order of the last 70+ years, it's not going to change anything by voting for them.

    In the American context, don't think about what's happening in November - think about 5 years from now. Trump and Biden will be things of the past. "What's the future of heritage / White America?" The framing of this question is important, because most Americans don't think in those terms. They believe, somehow, they can have a future country they themselves want WITHOUT thinking in racial terms. That's a mistake. It's not true. They still persist and try to hold on to this fantasy.

    Unless the outlook and the vision is in identitarian/racial/ethnic terms, then all the rest isn't going to matter. In the next 4+ years, as America breaks down internally and its place in the world appears less legitimate (see foreign policy), this idea will become more apparent at home. Voting for Trump or whoever, however, will not positively change your legal or illegal illmigration numbers in any meaningful way, and it will not increase the total fertility rate of Americans who look, think and behave as you do.
    I agree with the bold part. I assume your aware of the current "debate" on liberalism about whether clown world is a natural result of liberalism or an abberation. I tend towards liberalism being a mistake in itself because as a whole, only White people have liberalism. The races are in a mexican standoff and White people suddenly inventing liberalism and putting their guns down unilaterally without some form of assurance that everyone else is doing the same is nuts. It's just oikophobia. Nothing summarises it better than that series of graphs of races perceptions of their own race as well as other races.

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