The Politics of Loss

United States

Someone finally notices that Democrats are unlikely to thrive in the emerging zero sum world:

“When political scientist Harold Lasswell, writing in the mid-1930s, defined politics as the decisions society makes about “who gets what, when, and how,” he might as well have been describing the debate over taxes and spending in the United States today. But what happens when the focus of the political debate changes from who gets what to who loses what? This concept is unfamiliar to Americans, who have enjoyed more than 100 years of (mostly) uninterrupted economic growth.”

Democrats operate on the assumption that the economy will continue to grow because that is what it has done in the immediate past and because we are always “progressing” to a better state.

They are not prepared for the possibility that “growth” might unexpectedly stop one day and be replaced by “contract.” This underlying change in reality would throw all their plans into chaos.

Update: Michael Lind has some comments on zero sum politics.

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  1. FYI – the Kenyan Usurper used “Executive Privilege” to shield Eric Mah Peeps Hold from justice.

    We need to work this to the bone……..

  2. The article is another “the GOP will perfect the welfare state” argument.

    The article thinks that the GOP will make the economy stronger for “all citizens”.

    Despite that having no basis in empirical fact, what about those of us who do not want to have our genes buried in an avalanche of mud?

    I believe that the under the GOP, the blending of the white race out of existence will happen slower than under Democrats, which is why the GOP needs to go down to defeat and a new organization that is non-electoral capture the allegiance of the rank-and-file normal white guy. Only by realizing that “conservatism” is racial death, will we escape racial death.

    There is no electoral path to salvation, because even if a radically pro-white regime gets into power, it will have to employ non-democratic means or be swept away at the next election (ignoring courts, ignoring the “rights” of non-white “citizens”, ignoring the filibuster of anti-white Senators, etc., imposing martial law on break-away minority-majority regions).

    What did Romney do when given the opportunity to take a pro-white stance on the Reconquista? He leaked that he is vetting Rubio. This is the actual GOP; what a fictional GOP would do is irrelevant.

  3. I think they are scared out of their wits, unless they are more clueless than Hannity. It doesn’t take much to realize that if present trends continue America will be a synthesis between California and Detroit.

  4. We need a White manifesto- “We don’t need no stinking federal government.”

    We are screwed so long as Whites believe in the legitimacy of the fedgov.

    The anti-federalists told us what would happen if the Constitution were adopted.

    They want as many as possible to be dependent on them so as to thwart independence and secession.

    To-day (June 20): “Patriotism” means ogling the B2 over the Rose Parade. State worship. Real patriotism is anti-state and pro-freedom. And pro-White.

  5. TabulaRaza,

    Whites will stop believing in the Federal Government the day the Federal Government stops handing out goodies, and not a day sooner. You and I know that perfectly well. Heck, even in the military they call it “Uncle Sugar.”

    Once there’s no Sugar, there’s Sedition and Race Realism.

    We have to teach Whites that other races regard us as The Enemy, and it doesn’t make sense for us to suppress reciprocal feelings.

  6. Some in the handful of people who NEVER got anything from Uncle Sugar are creative, innovative, self-starting, gung-ho enough to think it just won’t take them down.

    They figure they are blessed and can create enough to feed themselves and the others, too.

    For that type, the impossibility of this in a real Welfare State doesn’t hit until about 35-40 years old, imo— when they reach the age where they figured they’d built it, and could kick back and enjoy…just a LITTLE BIT of their own stuff.

    It’s why The Creative Type gets targeted (i.e. the whole invention of the “MFA programs” and so on— to make sure the creatively inclined are good and guilted enough to carry on. Throw in a few violent attacks (that just so happen to be so common on campuses) just for good measure—and in response for the lack of policing, offer “counseling, therapies, drugging, narratives in hate of parents” not to mention just some real trauma experience to scare the heck out of people— and it is pretty effective.

    So no one asks the obvious question: WHAT EXACTLY is “freedom” in a “Welfare-Warfare” Uncle Sugar situation? Freedom from what?

    Obviously, it cannot be freedom from taxation (to own the work of your hands), or freedom of property (that’s dispensed by the state, one way or another), or any of the previous things called “freedom.”

    If it’s “freedom from white oppression” (that one can happily not see the face of descendants of colonists dispensing the past freedoms of speech, keeping your money, press, etc. the old things) — but not-whites doing governmental tyranny— do “minority identified” populations really think it’s better just because not-whites dispense the tyranny?

    What do they think happens when the government has corralled all the money—- and there is no need to get votes anymore???

    Will they be as loved as they are now? Of course, there is the “get it while you can” attitude.

  7. Oh—

    Didn’t the End of Growth happen a long time ago?

    — how many families do you know who, over the past 4 generations, show decline? (Forget the long-term crashes since the War between the States) Know people with solidly middle class parents who became “working class,” and sometimes to avoid the brainwash of college?

    How many could never —under the current system— have the things they do without (heavily taxed) inheritances, and how spent such money, that once would have been spent building their lives, to pay debts in schooling, medicine, etc…)

    Cycles of Debt (under Uncle Sugar)— mean every other generation gets fleeced. The “affluent 50s” soothe pains of the “Depression” and fooled immigrant newcomers into thinking they could keep their money, build lives, have kids, etc.

    THEN always a “downturn.” The 30s, the 70s, the 2000s.

    It’s this Fool Cycle, (new immigrants with shiny cars, jewelry bags or young people who feel the sky’s the limit)— incentivizes them to work hard; there is enough for them and the “poor” too. Otherwise, they cease to innovate at all, like under more overt socialized systems. —why Welfare-Warfare is superior to strict socialism. One generation can be built up, then fleece the next.

    Because the debt is always climbing, new blood is necessary. It’s not really “cheap labor,” it’s future debt-slavery—- in part, the children of illegal alien in-state tuition will pay for what their parents spent.

    This UNNATURAL reversal in the human life cycle— has awful consequences that are never discussed. It is unnatural for children to provide for other people’s old parents.

    Young people resent the old. (Medicare recipient bye-bye.)

  8. saw this in side bar to the 2081 film clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFMR1o0OTTM&feature=related

    the film makers discuss equality and freedom. I think these two actually believe in equality though. The certainly believe in America and the impositions of BRA that come with it.

    The thing that provides liberty to YT is the firearm: God made big men free to bash small brainier men. The Armalite made the two equal.

    But that’s as far as it should go. Anyway these two guys miss the problem. Equality of race, creed, religion, sexuality etc etc blah blah blah is the central problem.

  9. Thanks for article—

    It just makes little sense to me—- met far too many people who have been very clear about “sitting out” this era of America (one way or another). A preponderance of people study the layout of the place— where once, instead, they’d just been living their lives.

    Who wants to work hard, create, etc— for a Welfare-Warfare Statist thingy?

    Everyone who even really tried (and has not benefitted via some government job or programs or military or whatever) should be given one big, whopping Payout, like everyone else got.

  10. So true, Dixiegirl. And they took away our workshops and farms! That was a huge crime.

    When Nixon went to China, Kissinger went with him and made the deal to destroy America’s manufacturing and transfer it to China. Even now, 40 YEARS LATER, Kissinger is still involved in maintaining this policy:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/06/kissinger-headlines-romney-fundraiser-126523.html

    He makes sure that every president or possible president will be on board with this mutual economic death pact with China. My goodness, he’s such an old man and he’s still concerned with this! Evil never sleeps, it seems.

    It bothers me so much that I grow food just to be producing something real and tangible. And whenever I see a little farm with goats and chickens, or a big old vegetable garden, I feel a little better. My daughter was visiting a friend and she said the whole house was surrounded by a massive veg garden.

    When things get bad enough, and we have to produce for ourselves again, we will remember that producing things for ourselves fulfills us and makes us powerful and real and truly human.

  11. I can’t wait to see what “conservatives” do when it’s decided that all mortgages will be paid to the government.

    Probably grin and bear it, just like everything else.

  12. But then again, I guess it’s just a fiction that anyone owns the land but the government anymore, anyway.

  13. So no one asks the obvious question: WHAT EXACTLY is “freedom” in a “Welfare-Warfare” Uncle Sugar situation? Freedom from what?

    Freedom from reality.

  14. DG-

    John Maynard Keynes quotes:

    By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

  15. Dixiegirl: Americans and the government today don’t speak in terms of “liberty”, they speak in terms of “security”, “authorities” and “universal values”. One in a thousand could tell you what is meant by “self-government”. They could all tell you about “tolerance”.

    Tabula Rasa: The Anti-federalists were spot on in all their predictions. However, if I were to raise the same arguments today as they did then, I would classified as an “extremist” and probably put on a watch list.

  16. conservatives will do nothing because they still believe in elections, as if by magic this shit will turn around if they only win a few federal elections in a row.

    ————–
    Some in the handful of people who NEVER got anything from Uncle Sugar are creative, innovative, self-starting, gung-ho enough to think it just won’t take them down.

    They figure they are blessed and can create enough to feed themselves and the others, too…

    Dixiegirl

    Dixie brought up a point that I think is a very serious problem. Almost everyone thinks they are special and somehow, just somehow, things will work out just fine for them because they are so special. You see this in all types of ways; college kids who get the same degree a million other out of work kids get thinking they’re special and things will work for them; men who get married despite all the divorce they see; people who don’t save up for rainy days/ retirement, go into debt because they never be laid off, etc etc. Same applies to those who aren’t race realist as well. Their kids won’t be attacked be negros because they are special; their kids will overcome the legal discrimination because they’ll be to smart and wonderful to be on the margins of college admission/ getting hired/ getting promoted etc etc/

    I think it is the #2 problem with people today. Sure all the shit we’re doing now has been tried in the past and failed, but this time it will work because we’re so special

  17. Freedom is supposed to mean freedom from coercion, including freedom from governmental force. (Unless said force is used against true criminals- a true criminal is one who has violated the rights of another- the other being the VICTIM. Without a victim there is no crime!)

    See Vices are Not Crimes by Lysander Spooner, a REAL patriot (He got busted for trying to compete with the postal monopoly.)

    Vices Are Not Crimes

    A Vindication Of Moral Liberty

    I.

    Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

    Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

    Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

    In vices, the very essence of crime — that is, the design to injure the person or property of another — is wanting.

    It is a maxim of the law that there can be no crime without a criminal intent; that is, without the intent to invade the person or property of another. But no one ever practises a vice with any such criminal intent. He practises his vice for his own happiness solely, and not from any malice toward others.

    Unless this clear distinction between vices and crimes be made and recognized by the laws, there can be on earth no such thing as individual right, liberty, or property; no such things as the right of one man to the control of his own person and property, and the corresponding and coequal rights of another man to the control of his own person and property.

    For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.

    http://www.lysanderspooner.org/VicesAreNotCrimes.htm

  18. “to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.”

    Sounds like the motto of BRA to me.

    Deo Vindice

  19. Good article today at “realjewnews” about the futility of american elections.
    Please keep in mind that the webmaster is a jew and that he is telling us the truth.
    Please keep in mind that it was christian big-shot lawmakers who passed the federal reserve act in 1913 ipso facto handing all power over to the rothscilds and other big-shot jewish bankers.
    The big-shot christian lawmakers passed the act with full will and volition.
    Woodrow Wilson admitted on his deathbed that he had betrayed the country by signing the federal reserve act.

  20. After the federal reserve act was passed, the publishing houses quickly set out to abridge all of our books. In addition, soon after the federal reserve act was passed– by christian lawmakers in collusion with jewish big-shots– the libraries were purged of many books from the past centuries. Many now lost to us forever. Kinda, sorta like the burning of the library at alexandria by christian ( albeit catholic style) big-shots and jewish big-shots, though much more low key than arson; Though just as destructive in the loss of knowledge.
    Our christian bible encourages us to point fingers at the jews. The jew’s talmud encourages the jews to point fingers at us, the christians–however sincere or however nominal- In the meantime, christian big-shots and jewish big-shots have always worked in cahoots and in collusion with one another. Always.
    It’s been that way since the catholic church first opened it’s door for business. It’s been that way since the protestant churches opened their doors for business.
    The bible is not going to save us. There is no mention of the collusion of jewish big-shots and christian big-shots in the bible*.
    Our christian leadership is just as pharasiacal as the jewish leadership is.
    Anyone, of any religion, who fails to mention this ongoing and historical collusion between christian big-shots and jewish big-shots –that it is and always has been deeply entrenched into the Western style of banking and political rule –is not telling you the truth.
    * There is a hint of it in the story of the trail of Jesus. The jewish leaders encourage the jews to call for crucifixion.Most jews don’t want a part of it. Only some do.
    In the meantime, Pontius Pilate– knowing fully well that Jesus is innocent of wrongdoing, does exactly what the jewish leaders want.
    After sentencing– knowing that Jesus is innocent, and with full will and volition deciding to condemn Jesus to the cross— Pontius Pilate washes his hands of the whole affair as if he is innocent. (which he is most certainly not innocent)
    It is here, we see a metaphor, or an analogy, to the whole political structure– matrix- of the West.
    Savitri Devi is right up their with the titans of the white race.

  21. excuse me : Savitri Devi is right up there with the titans of the white race.
    She figured it all out without name calling and “bloviating” besides. How civilized. How intelligent.
    All white Americans– and all white people everywhere– should read Devi’s work.

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