Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration + SM Review-Preview 74

Did you think it would happen? Trump won in November, but the Left and entire media complex made you doubt it would happen. We now know that Clinton's team was covertly working with the efforts to turn electors. The Jill Stein recounts had odd support from Soros and other pro-Clinton teams. They wanted to work their magic to flip a blue state here or there from the Midwest to then make the elector flip much more close. We laughed at the delusions of the Left foot soldiers. The slow walk to the inauguration would not be stopped.

But deep down, you didn't count them out. The Left stops at nothing. It is simply a gang to collect and maintain power. They have no scruples and will bend and break every single rule. The electors thing was disgusting as it has no history in recent elections and not in decades if not over a century. This would have been the ultimate "legal but unethical" thing for the Left. It is a dangerous thing that it even happened with a few stray electors on both sides. CIA (and sympathetic deep state elements) is openly involved in delegitimizing a president. it is openly doing what it covertly did to Nixon in the '70s.

This Resistance crap also should be a warning to people that think a restoration or whatnot would not have thousands if not millions of liberals drooling at the chance to play rebels. You will have to deal with them. Isolate, exile or maybe in drastic moments, to the helicopters. They will not go quietly. Things are going to get messy. There are the high-middle-low that we know, but with the elites fighting as well, there may be an opportunity for a new high-middle-low. As Peter Turchin has written, we have an overproduction of elites. That means conflict. How much of the English War of the Roses was due to too many elites and a sudden loss of wealth (losing French possessions).

This day is still about Trump. He placed it all on the line. He assumed the mantle of anger. He took the abuse. Daily, he took the abuse. His campaign was written off many times, maybe over a hundred times. His family took abuse. His family is going to take abuse. Is he the old Boomer figure to guide America through the 4th turning's crisis period? Is he the scapegoat, sacrificial figure that Peter Thiel cites in interviews? No one knows.

Today, though, you know something weird happened to get to this point. Trump's inauguration solidifies the change. Even had he lost, something had changed. Not just between groups but within the right and left. The lines are drawn. It has become too obvious to ignore, and no amount of TV dramas are going to smooth over divisions. Enjoy Trump's big day. The future is wide open, and I doubt anyone can predict what the next four years will reveal.


Last week I wrote about how Trump can end sanctuary cities. It is possible. It does not even have to be done through the courts. Weimerica Weekly was an interview with a Democrat that has both DC experience and small town experience. Things are broken and the small towns have no clue how to handle the problems of SCALE.

This week I write about elite leftist cues. They have unleashed racial strife with no pulling back. This does not always happen with their foot soldiers' antics. They have crushed their foot soldiers before. We need to look out for this considering what they already are discussing for the Trump era. Weimerica Weekly will be an hour long monologue on the Obama Era. He is not the demon or angel that the two sides make him out to be. He's just a man.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WW1 - Soldier And Death

"Soldat Und Tod" by Hans Larwin in 1917. I won't ruin this with any commentary but that I waited until 2017 to share this one. The centennial of Verdun and Somme are over and done with, and the ruin that those battles created are still with us.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trump Offers Free Mega-Viral Marketing

The market is a battlefield. Advertising, product development and sales are all the business equivalent of military units. Winning a market and dominating is like winning a battle and taking territory. Companies spend time and resources on R&D or product development to get there. They also think up advertising campaigns or pay for ad agencies to work up pitches. Right now, there is a free means for meg-marketing in a viral manner than still passes through traditional mediums: Trump.

Because the media has ginned up the political environment to paint support or resistance to Trump as so emotional and so much part of one's identity, it opens a door for companies. One executive, a founder, an owner a board member, it does not matter who, but one can show up on CNBC, a larger newspaper, etc. and simply voice goodwill, well wishes, or even support for Donald Trump and immediately capture a huge slice of American consumer attention. The Trump marketing troll bump.

Trump is the president but the Left and media are trying to do everything possible to make it bad for higher status whites to like Trump or his policies. Recall he won 1% less of whites than Romney but picked up huge chunks in areas the GOP formerly lost. His support slipped in college educated whites by a handful of percentage points. If Trump were to pick up them, it's over for the Democrats for a while not just with Trump but his successor as well. The Left wants to name and shame any supporters.

This means that any high status white that mouths support will garner attention and be vilified by the press. They want to pressure them to recant or back off. An executive voicing support will immediately get airtime and press coverage because the press cannot help themselves. It is all they know how to do. This guarantees press coverage for the company worth millions in free advertising. The latest to go through this is L.L. Bean. We have seen this before, and seen consequences.

Of course you remember when the Left attacked Chik-Fil-A. They received huge attention for one executive not liking gay marriage and donating to a traditional marriage advocacy firm. Boycotts of sorts were tried, but more importantly Chik-Fil-A received massive media exposure just as it was expanding outside of the southeast. I is privately held, but the sales numbers have risen so much Wall Street drools hoping it has an IPO. The boycott fails because the Left has no willpower to sustain anything. A buy-cott or sales boost comes because suddenly the other side (right wingers), now see buying some of that product as a little help to a friend. I call it "Hate Chicken" and treat myself to it occasionally.

Do you remember the Beach Bod ad controversy? This advertisement simply used a hot chick with a rocking body like countless companies have before, but now with the radical SJW left, it triggered a response. Eurocentric beauty standards, heteronormative, fat-shaming, body-shaming, OMG WOW JUST Wowing all were spouted by the SJW left. How any people knew of that firm before the media created controversy? They garnered millions in attention they could not afford to pay for as well as set themselves as the true victims of an oversensitive SJW left. Trigger marketing worked there.

Back to L.L. Bean, which is the current company going through it. How many people knew of L.L. Bean? How many considered it an outdoorsman store? How many saw it as too pricey? Did you know about their money back guarantee? The coverage probably encouraged people to look at them who would not have considered buying from them, picked up new consumers, and played on that identity as a Trump supporter to support the businesses that support Trump.

This is not for all firms. The firms to play on this are firms with middle class to upper-middle class customer demographics or the aspirational brands that are heavy White and Asian. Play to Trump's Middle consumers because they are the last with disposable income that can make discretionary purchases or pay a little bit more between parity product firms. Spend a little more on an L.L. Bean sweater than any of the GAP family brands (GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy) because now there is a political and social connection.

Is there a downside? Sure if the Left boycotts it. Did not slow Chik-fil-a down. The secret is in the Left's coalition. They are not going to boycott. They barely notice how and what they buy. Look how impulsive and ADD they are. High end whites have no willpower to stick to anything and are frauds. They will still buy from an L.L. Bean, but then voice some disapproval of that one executive. They are phonies. The Left's main voting muscle is their low, and their low has no money to even play in the sphere of L.L. Bean products. Plus, for a firm like Chik-Fil_a, do you really see Blacks, Hispanics and Gays passing up on their tasty chicken sandwiches for a political point. Maybe lesbians, and that is all. The Left voting for them is for gibsmedats and hating whitey, not abstract points.

If I were a mid-sized or large company in a market looking for some odd edge at the moment, and even one that just started a new product roll-out or new market to penetrate, I would consider this move. An even better way to play it out would be to use an executive that is near retirement or already has retirement planned. The firm can explicitly state it is apolitical and even committed to diversity and LGBT, but allows freedom of thought for employees.

Just as Trump used the media against itself, corporations will be smart to use the media's obsession with Trump to their advantage. One interview can become a 24 hour media blast with subsequent follow up on social media as every little leftist foot soldier signals "I HATE THEM NOW!" and never follows through. Silently or maybe not so silently now, moderates and those who lean right will click the most important button online, "complete purchase".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Social Matter - Weimerica Weekly - Blue Town Blues

Weimerica Weekly is up at Social Matter. I chat with a disillusioned Democrat that does consulting work for small towns who has experience in DC. It is roughly 50 minutes of discussing small towns, how they handle problems, DC and the current state of the Left.

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK Day Mythology

It is MLK Day. The myth is strong. The myth has to be strong to cover for the reality. The myth of gentle, good MLK is so strong that today on facebook you will find blacks saying they liked Malcolm X better because he was harsher and mo' realer 'n' shit. They even question what MLK did to get anything done and argue Malcolm X got mo' done. (I'm quoting my black Facebook friends.) "By any means necessary" they cheer right now forgetting they are 13% of the population and in such disarray that their members all leave the community the moment they get any money. MLK did work for the high that used him.

The MLK myth is not for them but for whites. Whites have to see MLK as a saint. If they saw reality, well, what would become of the saint? King was a plagiarist, even academia and Wiki-liberals agree on that. MLK was a cheater that smacked hookers. Jackie Kennedy was on the record as saying she was disgusted by the sex parties King and his circle would have, and saw them beneath the elite. The FBI letters or calls to MLK to say "kill yourself" was because they knew he was a cheating hypocrite.

This cannot be in films like "Selma". It would ruin the myth. People forget the man was in his 30s when the elite were using him. He was not even 40 when he died. That also feeds into the myth. He was a tool of the elite with direct access to multiple presidents. LBJ was asking him for something to help pass the Civil Rights Act. He needed help, and the media elite gladly helped. He was no underdog, simply the low that the high used to break the middle.

Where did all of the money come from? King was good friends with Stanley Levison, communist and of course, Jew. Levison helped King in organization, speechwriting and other great things that made his cause progress. Now, who could get King all that money? Who could be the friendly go-between for the New York donors. This has to be downplayed because the myth requires organic, grassroots activism. The underdog has to triumph, not the useful pawn. The myth must be maintained.

I will quote from myself on the MLK statue fundraising problem. The black museum and MLK memorial was almost not approved due to fundraising shortfalls.
The myth is strong enough for the statue in D.C. The sad part about the statue is that the memorial had a $120 million fundraising target yet needed $10 mil from the US government and $25 million from the Chinese government to meet the fundraising goals. The Chinese completed the statue as it was designed by a Chinese designer. The memorial had large donations from major corporations, foundations and private names. Some big names like car manufacturers, the Gates Foundation and even Tommy Hilfiger and George Lucas dot the major donor list. 
Despite this, the MLK memorial nearly missed fundraising (and having their permit revoked) despite a multi-year campaign and $35 million from the US and Chinese government. The fundraising foundation could not accrue roughly $85 mil (a ceiling due to corp + foundation donations) from the American and especially the black community. It is not poverty but priorities that created the fundraising problem. Blacks spend between $7-9 billion per year on hair care products. Do the math. If those hair care companies had devoted 1% of sales to the MLK memorial in support for their customers, they would have met the fundraising goal in a little over one year. MLK's legacy is a monument designed and assembled by Chinese that some blacks grumble about but did not prevent because they needed Chinese money. The dream is in stone, even if someone else built and bought it.

Maybe they should have picked Malcolm X and picked up donations from regular black Americans? I doubt even that would have worked.

This gets us to our modern times where your kids do little write ups on MLK in school. The four or five sentence blurbs in grade school or four or five page papers in junior high never mention this. Education is our indoctrination centers. They are the Sunday Schools and seminaries. Forget reality, preach the good word. Reality complicates that, so forget reality.... but kids, don't you know Thomas Jefferson was evil because he owned slaves?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Social Matter - How Trump Can End Sanctuary Cities

New essay up at Social Matter. Trump promised to do something to end sanctuary cities. Here is how he can do it without a legal fight. He can also use this as a means to toss a grenade in the middle of the wildly different and conflicting wings of the Left. Blow up the Clinton Archipelago and pit the Left factions against one another.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Hyperemotional Left + SM Review-Preview 73

This week's insanity was provided to America, and the globe, by Buzzfeed running a fake news story about Trump, Russia and bizarre sexual acts. The Russians denied having any type of file on Trump or Clinton. The details of this fake dossier were straight out of Weimerica and straight from /pol comedy. Breitbart does not miss the perfect chance to use "Yellow Journalism" to describe it. I'll comment on the amazing troll job performed later. This all plays into a bigger item: the Left has become hyperemotional.

Nick Land noted months ago that the Left's desire for safe spaces, becoming catatonic at any different suggestion or feeling wounded by mere words or microagressions was creating an enemy that would fold up or crack up easily. The safe space, crying and shut it down crowd is one element of this agitated state but so is the enemies hysteria. The "treason" hyperventilating that started with reporters like Jeff Goldberg with a throwaway Trump conference line have elevated to many progs throwing treason and traitor around with no evidence. This is all rich coming from people who side with any person that washes onshore to fight against their fellow countrymen.

Buzzfeed's crew was agitated. The inauguration is little more than a week away. The bizarre smear is a desperate attempt to validate their claims of treason while pointing and laughing at the other. If the /pol crew truly did set this up by feeding it to Rick Wilson, who then passed it along to others and trolled CIA, DNI, etc. into considering it real and even embellishing it with a Russian angle, then we are not dealing with rational people but with overemotional lunatics. America has the greatest collection of intelligence tech known to man. Still it all relies on the human that uses it. Our human hierarchy is staffed with progs that so desperately want their narrative to be true and defy reality.

Reality should have stopped a variety of people. Immediately, there was pushback as one of the claims (Trump's lawyer Cohen going to Prague) was denied and debunked with simple fact checking. The rest, well the rest read like the greatest troll job in the history of trolling. Trump supposedly stayed in Moscow and in the room the Obamas stayed in. He had Russian hookers pee on the bed. This is genius trolling by the boys at /pol or some merry prankster. I hope that this becomes a public way for Trump to dismantle CIA because of just how easy it is to get them to sign off on evil enemies if the intel lines up with their desires. This make the Iraq War run up nonsense more believable as Chalabi fed them what they wanted to hear, and he was not an anonymous troll.

The Left is hyperemotional. This is to be expected from people who have turned politics into religion. Religious devotees do things like sob at farewell speeches of elite puppets and jump on any lurid tale devoid of evidence as long as it smears the other.


Last week I wrote about the potential for a white baby boom with the Trump presidency. There is an echo of Weimar turning over to Nazi rule that may be seen again. We will see. Weimerica Weekly was about the need to take the next step and build public spaces for people to push on the Overton Window as well as feel safe to pushback on progs.

This week I will write about a possible way for the Trump administration to split the Left via money and immigration. Weimerica Weekly will be a talk on the Obama presidency. The eight years are over, so what exactly did we see?